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Churches urged to respond to racism

THE denial of institutional racism in the UK in the Race and Disparities Commission report (News, April 9) has “serious implications for the Church and its pursuit of racial justice both within the Church. and in society at large, ”the Racial Justice Advocacy Forum said this week. The forum, an ecumenical Christian entity made up of representatives of Christian organizations including the Baptist Union of Great Britain and the Methodist Church, produced recommendations for churches, including developing “more rigorous theological responses to racial injustices “.

Bishop of Beverley retires

The Bishop of Beverley, The Right Reverend Glyn Webster, will retire on January 6, 2022. A Provisional Episcopal Visitor, he worked as a nurse before his ordination and served in the Diocese of York throughout his ministry. The Archbishop of York, Most Reverend Stephen Cottrell, said he was “a wonderful example of the sacrificial and joyful love that is and will continue to be needed so that we may live well together in our diversity and bear witness to our unity in Jesus Christ ”.

Reconstruction to start on All Saints’, Fleet

WORK on rebuilding the fleet at All Saints in Hampshire will begin at the end of this month, nearly six years after being ravaged by arson (News, February 26, 2016). It is hoped that the church will reopen in the summer of 2022. Although the insurance will cover a large part of the costs, an appeal for £ 950,000 was made in 2018 to raise additional funds, some of which will also go to a new annex. . So far £ 600,000 has been raised. For other donations, contact Rev. Mark Hayton on 01252 219281.

First Discipleship Booklet in the Communion Series

The Bishop of Leicester, The Right Reverend Martyn Snow, has written the first in a new series of books on discipleship by authors around the world, published by Grove Books in partnership with the Anglican Communion. “In all humility, I believe that we can learn a lot from the bold approach of our brothers and sisters in the Anglican Communion,” said Bishop Snow. The central point of the book was that, “while the Church in the West has been in decline for many years, in many other parts of the world it is developing rapidly, with many new approaches to daily life and to the faith. “.

Money for fairy tale exhibition wanted

A CAMPAIGN to fund seats for 100 children to attend the ‘Shifter of Shapes: Exploring the Lost Spells with Red Fox’ exhibit at Seven Stories, the National Center for Children’s Books in Newcastle, is led by Durham. The exhibition, which aims to encourage children to read, is based on the book by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris Lost spells, a celebration of the natural world. The appeal target is £ 4,000, and the money will also go to ongoing work at Durham Cathedral. localgiving.org/charity/durhamcathedral/project/inspiringimaginations

Price of £ 1000 available from insurer

A £ 1million prize will be presented by Ecclesiastical Insurance Group in the third year of its Movement for Good Awards. People can nominate a religious cause for a potential prize of £ 1000. The nomination process is open until June 13. The winners will be drawn, and the more a charity is nominated, the more likely it is to be selected. movementforgood.com

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