National Assembly

Letters have as usual gone out to all Registered Parishes and to all Dioceses, asking for the names of their delegates to the Tenth National Assembly, to be held on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th October, at the Emmanuel Centre, Marsham Street, SW1. Registration Forms and the draft programme are going out to delegates as soon as the names are received at Gordon Square, so if you expect to be a delegate but haven’t yet heard from us, have a word in the necessary quarter to ensure that your name is submitted to us as soon as possible.

We look forward to seeing friends old and new at the Assembly: Fr David Moyer, Rector of Good Shepherd, Rosemont, in Philadelphia, and President of Forward in Faith North America plans to be with us; the Bishop of Whitby, the Right Reverend Robert Ladds, will be giving our Devotional Address on the Friday evening; and we will be welcoming for the first time as full delegates our brothers and sisters from Forward in Faith Wales – Credo Cymru. Of course, representatives from Wales have been with us every year, but, following the recent decision of Credo Cymru to become FiF Wales, they will, at long last, not have to sit on their hands when we take a vote!

Archbishop Bernard Malango, Primate of Central Africa also hopes to take time to visit the Assembly.

The National Assembly Solemn Eucharist will take place in the Church of Christ the King, Gordon Square at 9.30 am on Saturday, 18 October – the Feast of St Luke. The principal celebrant will be the Bishop of Fulham and the preacher will Fr David Herbert, Vicar of St George, Bickley and Forward in Faith Regional Dean for Kent.

All members of Forward in Faith are warmly invited to attend the Eucharist on the Saturday, as well of course as the Assembly itself.

Women Bishops and a Free Province

Teaching Days with Fr Geoffrey Kirk

Saturday 4th October 2003 at 12.00 noon in SS Philip and James, Up Hatherley, Cheltenham
Further information: Fr Martin Wray, 01242 236 979

Saturday 11th October 2003 at 11.00am in Emmanuel, Wylde Green, Sutton Coldfield
Further information: Fr Ronald Crane, 0121 373 8348

Saturday 25th October 2003 at 10.30am in Staveley Church Community Centre, Church Street, Staveley, Chesterfield
Further information: Fr William Butt, 01246 472270

Saturday 1st November 2003 at 10.00am in St Catherine, Burnley
Further information: Fr Roger Parker, 07977 291166

Saturday 8th November 2003 at 10.30am in The Ascension, Crownhill, Plymouth
Further information: Fr Paul Hancock, 01752 783617

Saturday 15th November 2003 at 10.30am in All Saints, Clifton
Further information: Chris Verity, 01275 462927

Saturday 22nd November 2003 at 10.30am in St Mary Magdalene, Millfield, Sunderland
Further information: Fr Beresford Skelton, 0191 565 6318

Saturday 29th November 2003 at 10.45am in St Anselm, Hatch End, Middlesex (London Diocese)
Further information: Fr Clive Pearce, 020 8428 4111

Saturday 6th December 2003 at 10.00am in St Michael, Cross Heath, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Further information: Fr Neil Jamison-Harvey, 01782 617241

Saturday, 31st January 2004 at 10.30 at Holy Trinity, Ettingshall, Wolverhampton
Further information: Fr Alan Jones, 01902 884616

Saturday 7th February 2004 at 10.00am in Yarborough School, Lincoln
Further information: Fr Andy Hawes, 01778 591358

Saturday 28th February 2004 at 10.30am in St Thomas, Longford, Coventry
Further information: Fr Gary Buckby, 024 7636 4078

Saturday 6th March 2004 at 10.30am in St Margaret, Leytonstone, London E11
Further information: Mrs Angela Banwell, 020 8989 2668