FiF Update

 

NEW OFFICES FOR FORWARD IN FAITH Forward in Faith has moved house! Our address etc. is now: 2A THE CLOISTERS GORDON SQUARE LONDON WC1H 0AG TELEPHONE: 020 7388 3588 FACSIMILE: 020 7387 3539 E-MAIL: FiF.UK@forwardinfaith.com

That time of year again!

Yes, it is the time of year when we distribute to the membership our Treasurer’s Report for the past year, along with Renewal Forms for all those who pay their subscription other than by Banker’s Order. Please save Forward in Faith money by paying now, rather than leaving it for so long that we have to incur further costs in sending you a reminder! And please remember – whatever you do, please do NOT use any of our old prepaid envelopes that might be gathering dust in your home (addressed to Tufton Street) to send in your payment. It simply won’t reach us!

Women Bishops and a Free Province: How

. . . is the title of a Teaching Day, which Fr Geoffrey Kirk (with assistance) is prepared to come and run in your part of the country. As the time of reckoning draws ever nearer, it is essential that we communicate to all our people just what women bishops in the Church of England will mean, and why Forward in Faith is so determined to ensure that adequate provision is made for the third of our Church who will in conscience be unable to accept such a change.

Fr Kirk has set aside a number of days in his diary this year when he will be available to visit groups of Forward in Faith members and sympathizers in order to address just these issues. His programme has but few requirements: first, it needs not less than 40 and not more than 100 participants; second, it must be open to both clergy and laity; and, last, it should be planned to run for four hours, including time for group discussion, but excluding breaks for lunch etc.

And so it is over to you! Discuss the matter in your parish, your diocese and your region, so as to open the event to the sort of numbers that are needed. Choose a suitable venue, with easy access by public transport and good parking for those who travel by car. Then contact Fr Kirk direct on 020 8318 1295 in order to arrange a date and advertise the event as widely in your area as possible. Finally, contact the Director at Faith House with all the details, so that they can appear both on this page (see below) and on the Forward in Faith International website at www.forwardinfaith.com

Women Bishops and a Free Province: Where

Fr Kirk’s Study Days have been arranged as follows:

Saturday, 7 June at 10.30 am – Southwark Cathedral – Details: John Gant, 020 7708 5400 Please note change of date

Saturday, 14 June at 10.30 am – St John the Evangelist, Watford – Details: Yvonne Silver, 01462 683954 or John Worley, 01442 253465

Sunday, 6 July at 2.30 pm – St Andrew-by-the-Wardrobe, Queen Victoria Street, London EC4 (Tube: Blackfriars) Details: Fr Alan Griffin, 020 7248 7546

Saturday, 12 July at 10.00 am – St Mary, Hunslet – Details: Fr Graham Sanders, 01274 587896

Saturday, 2 August at 10.30 am – All Saints, Northampton – Details: Ken Briers, 01604 648680 or David White, 01327 361596

Saturday, 6 September at 10.30 am – St James, Oldham – Details: Fr Paul Plumpton, 0161 633 4441 or 0161 624 1534

Saturday, 13 September at 10.30 am – Central Methodist Church, St Saviour Gate, York – Details: Barry Taylor, 01904 679822

Saturday, 20 September at 10.00 – St Catherine’s, Burnley – Details: Fr Roger Parker 07977 291166

Saturday, 25 October at 10.30 am – Staveley Church Community Centre, Church Street, Staveley, Chesterfield – Details: Fr William Butt, 01246 472270

Saturday, 8 November at 10.30 am – The Ascension, Crownhill, Plymouth – Details: Fr Paul Hancock, 01752 783617

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