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Page 2 The Vine March 2020 Getting into print Send news reports, photos and other material to the Diocesan Communications Manager and editor Neil Roseman email - communications@northamptondiocese.com. We promise to print your news as soon as we can find space for it. Material should be emailed whenever possible. Send photographs in jpg format, as separate attachments, and not embedded in Word documents. All items should reach us by the first Sunday of the month before publication. Parental permission must be sought before photographs of children are sent for publication. While we accept unsolicited feature articles, we reserve the right to edit the text or not to publish. Letters for publication must include a name and email address, which will be omitted on request. The content of each issue is decided by the editor. Views expressed in The Vine are not necessarily those of the editor or of the diocese. The publisher of The Vine deals with all advertising. To place an advert ring o1440-730399. For difficulties with distribution contact the editor. Publisher: Bellcourt Ltd , N2 Blois Meadow Business Centre, Steeple Bumpstead, Haverhill, Suffolk, CB9 7BN Telephone: 0207 112 6710 You are invited to a Rosary gathering/procession to honour the Immaculate Heart of Mary on the vigil Tuesday 24th March 2020 at the Angelus time of 6pm. Meeting at Christ the Cornerstone church 300 Saxon Gate West Central Milton Keynes MK9 2ES “To save poor sinners God wishes to establish devotion to my Immaculate Heart in the world.” Fatima, 13th June 1917 For more information please phone Monica on 07401 366 330 Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord And the word was made flesh. And dwelt among us. As we eagerly anticipate the Episcopal Ordinaton of Canon David Oakley, the organising team wish to make a few announcements: The ordination is strictly a ticket only celebration. The team understand how disappointing this will be for those who do not receive an invitation and ask for patience and understanding. Our Cathedral can only seat 700 people maximum! If you are receiving an invitation, you will have received it by now. YOU MUST BRING YOUR INVITATION WITH YOU ON THE DAY. For those wishing to join the celebrations, many parishes are live streaming the ordination from our diocesan website. If you are one of these parishes, please email Neil Roseman at communications@northamptondiocese.com so we can publish your venue. Vespers will be prayed with Bishop Elect David and Bishop Peter the evening before the ordination, Wednesday 18th March in our Cathedral in Northampton at 7.00pm. All are welocme to praise God and pray for Bishop David. This time of prayer will be live streamed from our diocesan website. THE GOD WHO SPEAKS If you would like to purchase a Year of the Word banner at a cost of £90 please email admin@nores.org.uk NOTICES DATES FOR YOUR DIARY MARCH 2020 (lent) 7TH MARCH YOUTH MINISTRY CONFERENCE, LUTON, www.nymo.org/conference 18TH MARCH 7.00PM, VESPERS, NORTHAMPTON CATHEDRAL 19TH MARCH EPISCOPAL ORDINATION OF CANON DAVID OAKLEY 22ND MARCH REDEDICATION OF ENGLAND AS THE DOWRY OF MARY, NORTHAMPTON CATHEDRAL (Mass celebrated by Bishop Elect David) 28TH MARCH PASTORAL AREA COUNCILS GATHERING, THORNTON COLLEGE 28TH MARCH YOUNG ADULT BRUNCH, LUTON, www.nymo.org/brunch APRIL 2020 10TH APRIL GOOD FRIDAY 12TH APRIL EASTER SUNDAY 25TH APRIL YOUNG ADULTS BRUNCH, LUTON, www.nymo.org/brunch THE BLESSING OF THE NEW DOWRY OF MARY PAINTING On Wednesday 12th February, Pope Francis blessed the new Dowry of Mary painting in anticipation of the rededication of England to the dowry of Mary in March. Cardinal Vincent Nichols was joined by Mgr John Armitage, (outgoing) Director of the Shrine at Walsingham and the artist, Amanda de Pulford. Please support our Advertisers

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New contemporary and traditional stained glass designed, made and fitted. Professional repairs and restoration. Website: customstainedglass.co.uk Email: wayne.ricketts@btconnect.com Tel: 0117 955 5390 Wayne Ricketts Stained Glass Page 3 The Vine March 2020 A NEW ADVENTURE FOR OUR CATHOLIC SCHOOLS February 2020 has seen the beginning of an exciting new chapter in the evolu- tion of our Catholic schools. Multi Academy Trusts (MATs) are groups of schools formally working together to provide a strong Catholic identity within the community and improve the prospects of the pupils in their care. Bishop Peter Doyle and the Diocesan Trustees have encouraged all schools to join their local Catholic MAT, with around half the schools in the diocese taking up the offer so far. Building on the success of the small MATs, NORES, the education office of the Bishop, is pleased to announce the formation of two regional MATs to cover both the north and south of the diocese from 1 st February. Joe Richardson , former Head teacher at Cardinal Newman School in Luton and Chief Executive Officer for the St Albans MAT has been appointed Strategic Executive Leader for St Thomas Catholic Academies Trust covering schools in Luton, Central Bedfordshire and Slough. Tony Bishop , former Executive Head teacher of St Francis of Assis MAT in Bedford has been appointed Strategic Executive Leader for Our Lady Immacu- late Catholic Academies Trust covering schools in Bedford, Northampton town and North Northants. Collette Curtis, Director of School Development said, "This is a great opportunity for all our schools to work together, sharing ex- pertise in overcoming local challenges and providing exciting opportunities for our staff to develop and nurture our future Catholic leaders" Bishop Peter said," “We are at our best when we work together, for each other, in service of the common good, embracing both soli- darity and subsidiarity. This is essential in all decisions undertaken by our Catholic schools.” For more information about your local Catholic school and the new MATs contact NORES on 01582 723312 o r admin@nores.org.uk The Northampton Diocesan Office for RE, Catechesis and Schools (NORES) recently hosted a confer- ence for over 70 A-level Religious Studies students from schools across our diocese in the diocesan centre at Holy Ghost, Luton. The day com- bined presentations on topics rele- vant to their study with a workshop enabling students from different schools to work together on com- mon tasks. It proved to be a lively day with some impressive theologi- cal and philosophical contributions from the students themselves. Stu- dents were also able to take advan- tage of live polling software to offer their feedback on a variety of topics and questions dealt with during the day. Professor Anthony Towey, from St Mary`s University Twickenham, led a session (see photo) on the `Per- son of Jesus in Eschatological Per- spectives`. It is to be hoped that the conference will inspire students and help them gain new perspectives in their studies. It remains to thank the teachers and students from Cardinal Newman, Luton, St Bernard`s Grammar, Slough, St Paul`s, Milton Keynes, Thomas Becket, Northamp- ton and St Michael`s, High Wycombe for their great contribu- tion to the day`s success. VI FORM CONFERENCE DAY

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Page 4 The Vine March 2020 STEPHEN FOSTER , the renowned artist who has contributed so much to our Diocese, died on 15 th November 2019. Stephen’s work for churches around the country began when he was commissioned to carve an image of St. Joseph for Liverpool’s Metropolitan Cathedral. He was a quiet and deeply prayerful man and so at the funeral Bishop O’Toole could remind us that “in all of Stephen’s work we see something of Stephen’s faith and those things which accompanied him and contin- ued to give him inspiration; his love of nature –stone, wood, colour and texture – literally sing with the trans- parent beauty of God.” His contribution to our own Diocese has been im- mense. His most promi- nent work is the tryptic behind the altar in our Cathedral in Northampton (Left), but his work can also be seen in St. Teresa’s, Princes Risbor- ough, St. Bernardine’s, Buckingham, All Saints, Bletchley and St. Martin’s, Luton. In Holy Family church, Lang- ley(right), he carved a magnificent image of the risen, ascended Christ which dominates the building (see photograph). It is worth a visit to any of these churches to see Stephen’s beautiful work. Stephen’s Requiem Mass took place on 28 th November 2019 in the Carmelite Monastery, Ware, in the chapel where he attended Mass each day. The Mass was celebrated by Bishop Mark O’Toole, the Bishop of Plymouth and a friend of Stephen’s, and was attended by the Carmelite Sisters, priests of the Archdiocese of Westminster and many friends and admirers. May he rest in peace. Stephen Foster RIP In the early 19 th century a young French woman who lost her family in the blood- shed and upheaval of the French Revolution, turned her attention away from her own grief toward the needs of or- phaned girls on the streets of Lyon. She rescued, fed, clothed and educated those that she found so that they could live in safety within a family environment. Members of the group of Religious Sis- ters that St Claudine started came to England 100 years later and founded Thornton College, a day and boarding non-selective girl’s school near Milton Keynes in Buck- inghamshire. Each year staff, students and the Thornton community celebrate her feast day in February! Inspired by her story Thorn- ton girls engaged in a full day of service and celebration. The students involved them- selves with a range of activi- ties including; car washing, making gifts for members of our local community, volun- teering at MK Food Bank, making up toiletry bags for women at our local refuge, making bird feeders and even hedgehog detection tunnels! Our Year 9 welcomed elderly members of our community for morning tea and cake and our Year 10 students set off and completed a sponsored walk raising money for local charities. After lunch Thornton held a celebratory Mass led by Fr Roy from the local Bucking- ham Parish. The whole day was a fantastic experience that staff and stu- dents really enjoyed while at the same time making a real, tangible, positive difference and impact in our local envi- ronment and community. SR CLAUDINE FEAST DAY CELEBRATION AT THORNTON COLLEGE

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Page 5 The Vine March 2020 Dear The Vine reader, Life with cataracts has not been easy for three-year-old Leah, living in East Africa. Unable to see, every morning she sits on an old car tyre, hearing the sounds of her brother and cousins going to school. She feels left out and alone. Leah’s mother is heartbroken that her daughter is needlessly blind. She told us, “Sometimes she cries because of the discomfort. It is as if she sees stones instead of light in her eyes.” Cataract surgery to restore sight can take just 45 minutes, but many families in low- income countries cannot afford the £95 for surgery. You can change that with a gift to CBM today. £95 could fund cataract surgery for not one but two children like Leah. That’s because every pound you give will have double the impact - you could fund twice as much equipment and medical supplies, medication and a skilled surgeon’s time, as well as any follow-up care, including eye drops and glasses. Give before 12th May 2020 and every £1 you donate to our See the Way appeal will be doubled by the UK government. God bless you, Louise Shute CBM Programme Manager Registered in England and Wales under 1058162 and Scotland under SC041101 Please return this form to: Freepost Plus RSKK-HXAX-CYGZ, CBM, Oakington Business Park, Dry Drayton Road, Oakington, Cambridge CB24 3DQ Yes, I want to donate to help twice as many blind children like Leah. I will give: £95 My choice amount of: ___________ Title: First Name: Surname: Address: Postcode: If you are a UK taxpayer and if you tick the Gift Aid box when you make a donation, HMRC will add an extra 25p for every pound you donate. I want to Gift Aid my donation and any donations I make in the future or have made in the past 4 years to Christian Blind Mission. I am a UK taxpayer and understand that if I pay less Income Tax or Capitals Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year it is my responsibility to pay any difference. We will need your name and address to claim the additional 25% of your donation from Gift Aid. Increase the value of your gift by 25% I enclose a cheque/postal order/CAF voucher made out to CBM or Please debit my Visa/Mastercard/Maestro Card/CAF Card Card holder’s name: Card number: Expiry date: M M / Y Y security number: signature: Date: / / 3-digit Cardholder’s You can also call 0800 567 7000 to make your donation today, or visit our website seetheway.org. Until 12th May 2020, the UK government will double all public donations to our See the Way appeal up to £2 million. We will send you an update on Leah’s surgery. We’d love to keep you informed about our life-changing work and how you can support it by making a donation. By giving your email address or phone number below you give CBM UK consent to contact you using these methods: Phone: Email: We like to contact our supporters with postal fundraising messages and updates from the projects we support. If you do NOT want to receive such messages from CBM UK in the future please contact us on 01223 484700 or email info@cbmuk.org.uk. You can update your contact preferences or unsubscribe at any time. You can view our privacy policy at www.cbmuk.org.uk/privacy. How it works Help people in the world’s poorest places See the Way to a brighter future - give before 12th May 2020 and every £1 you donate to our See the Way appeal will be doubled by the UK government. Help people in the world’s poorest places See the Way to a brighter future – give before 12th May 2020 and every £1 you donate to our See the Way appeal will be doubled by the UK government. UKAM20-0220PR21 Public donations will support CBM’s work preventing blindness and transforming lives wherever the need is greatest. Match funding from the UK government will improve access to sight saving eye- health services in Malawi.

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Page 6 The Vine March 2020 THANK YOU BISHOP With the installation of Bishop Elect David, our diocese will say a grateful and fond farewell to Bishop Peter Doyle after almost 15 years as our shepherd. When Bishop Peter was ordained Bishop of Northampton in June 2005, the Diocese of Northamp- ton had been without a Bishop for eighteen months since (Arch)Bishop Kevin McDonald was translated to the Archdio- cese if Southwark. Although he admits the ap- pointment came as a shock, he had heard rumours on the Catholic grapevine. He recalls meeting Mgr. Sean Healy, the Vicar General in the south of our diocese, shortly before the pub- lic announcement, where he began to build a picture of what his new diocese was like. Mgr. Sean has remained Vicar General throughout Bishop Peter’s time in Northampton and was by his side on the day of the an- nouncement when he met with clergy and was introduced to the world at a press conference in Bishops House. On 28th June 2005 Bishop Peter was ordained Bishop of Northampton with Cardinal Cor- mac Murphy O’Connor as prin- ciple consecrator. He was the first senior appointment to the Catholic Church in Britain by Pope (emeritus) Benedict XVI. It was clear to his new Diocese that he was going to missed by his home Diocese by the num- ber of priests and parishioners who attended the ordination. Within a few days of his ordina- tion, Bishop Peter would be in no doubt the role of a Bishop as he found himself climbing a lad- der to the roof of St Clare’s Catholic Church in Aylesbury for a ‘topping out’ ceremony. The role of a Bishop is varied with no two days the same! Throughout his fifteen years in Northampton there have been many changes and develop- ments. The creation of pastoral areas as part of the Walking Humbly process has offered a framework for collaboration across parishes, as well as a structure for mapping the future of our local communities, with the challenge of a reduced num- ber of priests. Bishop Peter has shown determination in empow- ering local parishes and pastoral areas to grow together and build on the strengths within each area – a change of culture from days past when the parish priest (and curates) would lead and be relied on for everything. Bishop Peter has also shown trust and offered encouragement to the laity, both at a diocesan level and in the local areas; the ap- pointment of lay trustees, a greater number of lay employ- ees in parishes and diocesan agencies, young leader pro- grams, pastoral area councils and many more initiatives have developed over the last fifteen years. Recently the development of the pastoral ministry office is evidence of his commitment to the raising of lay leaders in our communities. Bishop Peter has always been popular with our young people. Meeting them at every opportu- nity, being open with them about the joys and challenges of a life of faith and listening to their struggles and thoughts on all subjects. Recognising the importance of relationship with our young people, he even instigated the BLAZE Confirmation days so that he could meet the candidates and get to know them before the day of the Sacrament. He has supported the World Youth Days, even having a baptism of fire in Cologne in 2005 as a new Bishop. He has overseen changes to schools in our diocese. Most re- cently the move towards the academy structure, as well as attending the head and deputy head teachers retreats each year. He presides over the schools Mass each October and always visits the schools when invited. He had the opportunity to visit our newest (satellite) school, Saint Michaels in Ayles- bury shortly before Christmas. For all Bishops in recent times, safeguarding has been a primary concern. Bishop Peter has al- The ‘topping out’ ceremony at St Clare’s in Aylesbury in 2005 Bishop Peter on one of his many visits to schools Bishop Peter addressing a seminaraudience at the World Meeting of Families in Dublin. World Youth Day in Krakow in 2016

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Format: Paperback Pages: 38 pages Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945) ISBN: 9781528905862 £10.99 Monsieur Claude’s Great French Adventure By Julia Beacroft Monsieur Claude, the ‘Beanie Baby’ crab, is upset and worried. His family lives in France and he would dearly love to visit them because his mum hasn’t been well. His owner, Jamie, is going on holiday to Paris but only two of Jamie’s ‘Beanie Babies’ can go with him. And Monsieur Claude isn’t chosen to be one of them... However, the rest of his ‘Beanie Baby’ friends devise a cunning plan to smuggle Monsieur Claude into Jamie’s backpack! But disaster strikes at the airport when Monsieur Claude falls from the bag! Will he be rescued? Will he ever see his owner again? The little crab has a thrilling series of adventures along the way, but will he ever be re-united with his mum? Age 6-8 years Available online at Amazon, Book Depository And Austin Macauley Publishers - £10.99p Page 7 The Vine March 2020 OP PETER Bishop Peter will be missed by many parishioners across our diocese Bishop Peter will be missed by the clergy also, as he has shared in their joys, challenges and disappointments of the last fifteen years. “So much of what we bishops tend to worry about is simply symptomatic of the way life is today. Our families are called to live in the world with all its difficulties, strains and stresses. Our role is to strengthen them, to help them see Christ in their lives, to know him more fully and to respond to his loving invitation to life in the kingdom, through, in and with the world. “ Bishop Peter Doyle, Synod on Marriage and Family Life, Rome, October 2015. ways been quick to respond to the needs of the vulnerable and is acutely aware of the need for our church to walk with victims and survivors, and all those in need. He has met with victims and survivors of abuse, to listen and journey with them, since before he was ordained a Bishop. His pastoral care for the individual is evident not just in his pastoral action as an individ- ual but also though his strategic leadership of our diocese, offer- ing resources and time to en- sure that we are the best we can be. He has also played an active role for the Bishops Conference in England and Wales. His most prominent role is as chair to the marriage and family life depart- ment. It was in this role that he was invited to Rome in October 2015 as part of the synod on marriage and family life. His words of compassion and un- derstanding of the challenges and complex nature of family life at this synod, were reflected in his advice to newly married couples, “Be gentle with each other”. There has been much to cele- brate for Bishop Peter during his time in Northampton. The cele- brations for his 70 th birthday and his golden jubilee of ordi- nation to the priesthood gave many the opportunity to experi- ence his gift and desire for hos- pitality. This tribute could go on for many more pages and still not capture all of what has been achieved in the last fifteen years; his commitment to the pilgrim- ages to Walsingham and Lour- des, his support of women in the church through the Catholic Women’s League, signing the decree for the shrine of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, wel- coming two Apostolic Nuncio’s to our diocese, the development of buildings and properties in our parishes and of course the new Cathedral Centre. But it is the man that will be missed by so many across our diocese; the listening ear and words of wis- dom, the understanding and mercy in times of need, the thoughtfulness in times of sad- ness and grief, the encourage- ment in times of joy. As many people have said over the last few weeks,” We have been blessed”.

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Page 8 The Vine March 2020 T R A V E L I N S U R A N C E arranged for readers of The Vine A N N U A L T R A V E L I N S U R A N C E AVAILABLE TO ANYONE UP TO 85 YEARS OF AGE. MOST PRE-EXISTING MEDICAL CONDITIONS ACCEPTED T O P Q U A L I T Y C O V E R With a 24 hour helpline and an air ambulance get-you-home service. Mention this advert to get a Special Vine discount. Don’t forget we also offer SINGLE-TRIP COVER, with no maximum age limit and up to £20,000 cancellation cover per couple. CALL FOR DETAILS AND PRICES 0116 272 0500 Real people - not nachines! Authorised and regulated by the FCA FT Travel Insurance UK based Free Sample Pack of Foam & fabrics sent by first class mail. When phoning please quote VIN101 C a t h o l i c c o u n s e l l o r o ff e r i n g f a c e t o f a c e o r S k y p e s e s s i o n s . I n t h e c o u n s e l l i n g s e s s i o n s I s t r i v e t o b e a c h a n n e l f o r G o d ’ s l o v e , m e r c y a n d h e a l i n g f o r y o u . M 4 J u n c t i o n 7 w w w . w i t h y o u c o u n s e l l i n g . c o . u k C o n t a c t m e : ( 2 4 ‐ h o u r r e s p o n s e t i m e ) M o b i l e ( t e x t s p r e f e r r e d p l e a s e ) : 0 7 5 0 8 7 7 3 1 0 7 E m a i l : j a g a @ w i t h y o u c o u n s e l l i n g . c o . u k Would you like to advertise your school in The Vine Contact Janet on 01440 730399 or janett@cathcom.org THE WORD OF GOD IS LIVING AND ACTIVE At the beginning of February, record numbers of young people enjoyed the Lux weekend hosted by the NYMO team. This year’s theme of ‘VOX’ encouraged us to make space to listen to the voice of God in our lives through scripture. Great fun was had through the weekend whilst friendships were formed and, in this environ- ment, formation taking place. Joining us for the weekend were Mairi- Claire McGeady, youth min- istry coordinator for the Archdiocese of Glasgow who shared the beauty of scripture and the power of God’s voice in our lives. Alongside Mairi- Clare, Matthew Van Duyvenbode, former NYMO team member inspired us on Sunday as he of- fered his top ten tips for moving forward with scripture when we leave LUX. On Saturday afternoon great fun was had with human table football, parachute games and a giant dartboard! Highlights from the weekend also included; Adoration, a special time of read- ing, praying and sharing scripture and the Sacra- ment of Reconciliation. Director of Youth Ministry, Neil Roseman com- mented “It is amazing to see the desire in our young people to be as close as possible to God. To witness them queuing to recognise His forgive- ness through the Sacrament is always a very spe- cial moment for my own faith journey”. NYMO rely heavily on a strong volunteer team of young adults who are always so bold in proclaim- ing their faith within the reality of life. This wit- ness is a profound influence on the young people, and it is this and their ability to have which makes the Lux weekend so special. As one par- ent put it “My children always love NYMO events and they count down the days until the next one”. Well, the next one is Summer Camp 2020 and bookings are open online now, visit www.nymo.org/summercamp , call 01582270627 or email fiona@nymo.org. “I JUST LOVE THESE WEEKENDS!” “I CAN FULLY BE MYSELF AND TALK TO MY FRIENDS ABOUT WHO I AM” Young Poeple pray revently before Our Lord present in the blessed Sacrament. These moments of encounter are blessed and life changing.

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Page 9 The Vine March 2020 Please remember my intention/s in prayer. …………......………....……........................................ ...........………………..…….………............................ ........................………………..….………................... ..................................................................................... I would like to help your Mission Foundations. My gift of £____ is enclosed (payable to Adorers of the Sacred Heart of Jesus). Thank you! Please send me vocations information. Name :…….…………............................….................. ...... Address:…..………................................................. ............. ..……………………………………………………… …………….......……...........................……... Please print. REPLY TO: Mother General, Tyburn Convent, 8 Hyde Park Place, London, W2 2LJ Tel.: 020 7723 7262 Living in the heart of London, the Tyburn Benedictine Community has as its special mission, prayer for the people of England and Wales. Our monastery is built on the site of the Tyburn gallows where 105 Catholics were martyred during the reformation. Our life of prayer draws Sisters from many nations. Already We hold you in prayer. Funeral Services Helping with all your needs If you would like to advertise in this section please call Janet on 01440 730399 B e n e d i c t F u n e r a l B e n e d i c t F u n e r a l D i r e c t o r s L t d D i r e c t o r s L t d  We are a family run Catholic Funeral Directors  24 hour call out  Order of Service printing  Pre-Paid funeral plans available Chapels of Rest in Henlow/Lower Stondon and Houghton Regis e-mail info@benedictfuneral.co.uk website www.benedictfuneral.co.uk Houghton Regis 01582 249268 or Henlow/Lower Stondon 01462 337684 "Compassionate care when you need it most" Independent Family Funeral Directors with over 15 years experience We cover Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes • Cremations • Burials • Green Burials • Private Chapel of Rest • Flowers • Catering • Headstones • Pre paid Funeral Plans • Home Arrangements • Personal Service •24 Hour Service 01234 757529 www.haseldines.co.uk 192 High Street, Cranfield, MK43 0EN

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Page 10 The Vine March 2020 Wycombe Church leaders, civic leaders and representatives of other faith groups came together for a service of reconciliation on Jan- uary 29, remembering the expulsion of Jewish residents from High Wycombe in 1234 and anti-Jewish theology over many centuries. The Anglican Vicar Rev Hugh Ellis, who con- ducted the ecumenical service at All Saints Church High Wycombe, explains: “Henry III signed an order in 1234 requiring High Wycombe to expel its Jews. This civic occa- sion, titled ‘Changing the Future by Con- fronting our Past’, was dedicated to remembering the Church’s sad history of anti-Semitism, confession for these past wrongs and reconciliation with representa- tives of today’s Jewish community. We also pledged to stand together against all forms of prejudice in this town.” Wycombe House of Prayer an ecumenical prayer group meeting weekly to pray for the town had worked for years towards this event. Input was given by local Catholic Dominic Mc- Dermott one of the organizers of the evening, on the root of anti-Semitism and Replace- ment Theology. Dr James Patrick spoke on its history from Luther to the Holocaust, Rabbi Janet Darley on anti-Semitism today, and Sheikh Dr Ramzy on Islamophobia today. A personal response from Catholic Archbishop Kevin McDonald (who was unable to come on the night due to illness) was read out by Catholic Deacon Brin Dunsire of St Augus- tine’s, High Wycombe. This response referred to the ground-breaking document Nostra Ae- tate of the second Vatican Council and the recognition of the Jews as our elder brothers. Christians in the audience were invited to join in a declaration of repentance for past racial and religious hatred. Edwin Shuker Vice Presi- dent of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, a former refugee from persecution, gave a moving response of gratitude. Among the almost three hundred people present were representatives of Jewish, Mus- lim and Christian groups with representatives from 50 local churches, as well as Wycombe MP Steve Baker, Mayor of High Wycombe Cllr Mazamal Hussain, Prof Ruth Farwell, a Deputy Lord Lieutenant and Julia Upton the High Sheriff. Steve Baker MP stated before the event: “With concern about anti-Semitism and Islamopho- bia at high levels, I`m proud High Wycombe is coming together tonight at All Saints for a united Christian response to historic anti- Semitism in the Church and to oppose all forms of prejudice in our town, including Is- lamophobia.” High Wycombe was one of the first towns re- quired to expel its Jews, and this was re- peated elsewhere before Edward I issued the Edict of Expulsion in 1290 expelling all Jews from England. The edict was only overturned when Oliver Cromwell permitted Jews to re- turn to England in 1657. Pope Francis released the post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Querida Amazonia -Beloved Amazonia. This much anticipated letter was not the controversial document many had expected but a piece of poetic writing summing up the weeks of listening that has defined Pope Francis pontificate. The document is split into four dreams; social, cultural, ecological and ecclesial. Within this document Pope Francis emphasises the responsibility of us all in caring for our environment and those around us as a way of protecting the Amazon region. “ I dream of an Amazon region that fights for the rights of the poor, the original peoples and the least of our brothers and sisters, where their voices can be heard and their dignity advanced. I dream of an Amazon region that can preserve its distinctive cultural riches, where the beauty of our humanity shines forth in so many varied ways. I dream of an Amazon region that can jealously preserve its overwhelming natural beauty and the superabundant life teeming in its rivers and forests. I dream of Christian communities capable of generous commitment, incarnate in the Amazon region, and giving the Church new faces with Amazonian features.” Visit www.cbcew.org.uk/querida -amazonia-published for more information. BELOVED AMAZONIA REPENTANCE SERVICE IN HIGH WYCOMBE

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CRYPTIC Across 1 Annals from one or two books (10) 8 Travel to an old city having found someone with taste (7) 9 Director introduced learners to string instrument – but not violin (5) 10 Pick up a sailor the French wanted first (5) 11 Vile embrocation no team applied with robustness (3,4) 12 Raise the profile of a line manager (6) 14 Polish detective to the fore in tripping up receiver (6) 17 A result of the sun one gets in California and a spot in Sicily (7) 19 Judge a bishop`s academic following (5) 21 Fabrication of Lully`s overture and the coda in this key (5) 22 Characters that make the Epistles? (7) 23 He reformed after salvo Aaron blasted (10) CRYPTIC Down 2 Nigerian with Cuban capital, but without any transport, reaches America (5) 3 Family group of agents adopted 007`s change of leadership to `M` (7) 4 During performance it`s tense, all in one piece (6) 5 Aristo that`s disappeared is concerning one of the Gospels (5) 6 Deal`s naval connection brings nothing to Allies landing here (7) 7 Seen in craters close to Aleppo is a type of plant, in general, found in Babylon (10) 8 Geldof clan`s upset seeing an idol shattered? (6,4) 13 Bar within limits, on the fringes, is just about the place to be when camping (7) 15 Hymn book each sailor keeps (7) 16 Cardigan`s arm of leadership in the Crimean War? (6) 18 Strict veggie turned up replacing an A with an E supplement to fill the void (5) 20 Expertly introduce Schubert piece live (5) QUICK Across 1 Two OT books which record the early history of Israel and Judah (10) 8 Epicurean; connoisseur (7) 9 Four-stringed bass instrument of the violin family (5) 10 Assimilate: detect (5) 11 With vigour (music) (3,4) 12 Mould to raise against low relief (6) 14 Smart cellular handset (6) 17 Port on the eastern coast of Sicily, at the foot of Mt Etna (7) 19 Judge of Israel for eight years, son of Hillel the Pirathonite (5) 21 Mendacious; double-dealing (5) 22 Colossians or Ephesians, for instance (7) 23 Italian priest and reformer (1452-98), who fought against immorality and corruption (10) QUICK Down 2 Predominantly Muslim people, and their language, living chiefly in northern Nigeria (5) 3 1970s American band (7) 4 Complete; whole (6) 5 Relating to St Luke (5) 6 Landing beach site for the Invasion of Italy (1943) (7) 7 His beheading is portrayed by Donatelli, among others (10) 8 Image made by Aaron which has come to mean an un worthy or inappropriate object of worship (6,4) 13 British holiday institution since 1936 (7) 15 Book of hymns or poems associated with the OT (7) 16 Kind of sweater sleeve design: Welsh castle (6) 18 Desert area north of Sinai (5) 20 Reside; inhabit (5) 2-in-1 Crossword by Axe You can use both sets of clues to solve the puzzle: the solutions are the same. So, if you want to try the CRYPTIC puzzle, for instance, but are unsure, use the QUICK clues to help you work out the solution. Similarly, if you try the QUICK clues, use the CRYPTIC clues to help you prove the solution SOLUTION Across: 1 Chronicles, 8 Gourmet, 9 Cello, 10 Learn, 11 Con brio, 12 Emboss, 14 IPhone, 17 Catania, 19 Abdon, 21 Lying, 22 Letters, 23 Savonarola. Down: 2 Hausa, 3 Os- monds, 4 Intact, 5 Lucan, 6 Salerno, 7 Holofernes, 8 Golden calf, 13 Butlins, 15 Psalter, 16 Raglan, 18 Negev, 20 Dwell. Page 11 The Vine March 2020 Our health and safety team wish to bring to your attention the advice offered by the Catholic Bishops Of England and Wales with regards to the coroavirus. The Key Messages are • At the time of writing, individuals in the UK remain at low risk from coronavirus. • The best way of protecting us from spread is for everyone to use universal good hygiene, which will effectively disrupt spread of the virus. We should be doing this all the time for ‘flu: - Catch it - sneeze into a tissue - Bin it - bin the tissue -Kill it - wash your hands with soap and water -Do not touch your face unless you’ve washed your hands -Ensure good regular cleaning of surfaces lots of people touch regularly • There is a government campaign on hygiene and posters can be downloaded and placed in parishes. It would be sensible to place these in churches and premises and alert people to this in newsletters and bulletins. The link can be found in the further materials section below. • Government has issued guidance for the public and this remains the best source of advice. The link can be found in the further materials section below. • At the time of writing there is no need to take special measures on suspending the Chalice or Sign of Peace. Should that become necessary, more detailed pastoral care guidance will be issued. • Ensuring ministers of the Eucharist wash their hands before distributing communion or sanitise them is a good practice to encourage always. • Catholic Schools and Care Facilities should have regard to guidance from government, and for ease of reference this guidance has been summarised in this document • Pastoral care remains important o Chaplains and others working in institutions where people with coronavirus are being cared for should seek and follow hygiene guidance from that institution o Those who have been asked to self-isolate in the community as a precaution by medical staff will understandably be anxious but equally it is important not to breach this isolation. “In person care” should be kept to a minimum and advice taken from NHS 111 or call NHS Direct Wales on 0845 4647 on any precautions needed. STAY HEALTHY!

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