Monday, May 21, 2007

Farewell to Pauline

We were sad to bid farewell to Pauline Cameron yesterday. She has played a vital role in the church as a member of the choir and of the PCC, school governor etc. etc. - too many tasks to mention! - for 15 years now, and been a good friend to many in the congregation. She and Bob have recently retired and are moving up to Whitby, where they are planning to keep chickens and alpacas and generally enjoy the great outdoors! Thank you, Pauline, for all you have done - we wish you and Bob well for the future. Pauline has asked me to put her address here - Wheelhouse Cottage, Newholm, Whitby, N. Yorkshire, YO21 3QR - along with an invitation to all her friends to come and visit.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Desmond Tutu on Climate Change

There was a thoughtful and passionate piece on climate change and its effect on the third world in today's Guardian newspaper by Desmond Tutu, former Archbishop of Cape Town. The text of the article is here.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Something worth seeing

I visited a fascinating exhibition this week at the British Library, next to Kings Cross/St Pancras. The "Sacred" exhibition brings together a wealth of beautiful copies of the sacred books of Christianity, Judaism and Islaam. If you are interested in how these books came to be written, and how they have been passed on through the ages, this exhibition will fascinate you , as it did me. The exhibits are often beautiful in their own right, intricately illuminated works of art, but the exhibition also explains in a very accessible way how the three faiths have regarded and used their scriptures. Even better news is that the exhibition is free (though you do need a ticket, and the British Library recommends reserving one in advance, which you can do on their website.) Sacred runs until 23rd Sept, so there's plenty of time to see it. While you're there, don't miss the permanent exhibition of the British Library's treasures, in the Ritblat gallery.