The speaker was Pat Riches – an old friend and member of the branch – she came to talk about the Sycamore Tree Course. Pat is a volunteer on the Sycamore Tree Course at Thorn Cross Prison. The Course is faith led and all the sessions are based on the story of Zaccheus,
In 2007, the Church of England commissioned a national Past Case Review which sought to look at the handling by the Church of child protection cases over many years. All parishes nationally are required to respond by checking records and reporting to the review all known cases of concern about the behaviour of clergy and church officers towards children and vulnerable adults.
This month we were able to have Canon Rob come to take our Epiphany Communion Service for both the Tuesday evening and the Wednesday afternoon. He gave us a lovely talk about his two experiences in the past with MU, one being in Kenya and the other in one of his previous parishes.