BISHOP Augustine Harris of Middlesbrough (66), is on three months sick leave pending a gall bladder operation. In his absence most of his engagements will be fulfilled by Bishop Kevin O'Brien, his auxiliary.
FAX Christi, the Catholic peace organisation, is nominating Sarah Hipperson, a member of the Greenham Common peace camp, as Catholic Woman of the Year. Mrs Hipperson, a former magistrate, with five adult children, has been in prison five times, serving more days in prison than probably any other peace protester in recent years.
LUIS Palau, the Latin American evangelist, hopes to address large crowds at the Queen's Park Rangers' football stadium throughout June. 1,800 London churches have pledged support. At least 170 venues in the British Isles will show video recordings of Billy Graham's forthcoming Mission England meetings this summer.
THE Wakefield-based Suzy fund had raised £5,000 and a ward to be called "The Suzy Ward" for a new £50,000 leper hospital in North Bihar, India. The hospital was built by the lepers and opened in April.
Due to a technical slip, a by-line for Sir Hugh Rossi, MP for Hornsey and Wood Green, was inadvertantly left off the story last week on the meeting between British MPs and the Pope.
HELP THE Aged, Britain's largest charity for the elderly, has launched a multi-million pound countrywide appeal for halfpenny pieces. Announcing the "Ha'pennies for Happiness" Appeal. the charity's Director, John Mayo, said: "More than 2.5 billion halfpenny pieces are currently in circulation. More than twelve million pounds' worth are soon to be withdrawn. Do not throw your halfpennies away — give them to us.
RIDGE HALL, University of Birmingham was the venue for a recent Consultation called by the Fellowship of Reconciliation for discussions on peace studies, including the nature of holy obedience and civil disobedience and reconciliation theology.
RICHARD LEA has won the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral's organ scholarship for 1984.