Next year will see elections to the General Synod, and planning for our election campaign is underway. Ensuring that we are well represented by a strong Catholic Group in General Synod is essential. Elsewhere in this issue we are advertising for part-time Elections Officers for the Beverley Electoral Area (the Province of York) and the Ebbsfleet Area (the western half of the Province of Canterbury) to work from October 2019 with the Co-ordinating Elections Officer, Anne Gray, in organizing the campaign. Further details of the posts are available from the Director (email: colin. podmore@ forwardinfaith.com). Please think of peole who might be suitable for this work and encourage them to be in touch.
The 2019 National Assembly will be Colin Podmore’s last: he will be retiring in February after seven years as Director. The post is advertised elsewhere in this issue. Please pray for the Chairman and other members of the Executive Committee as they prepare to appoint a new Director.
This year’s National Assembly will be held at the Church of St Alban the Martyr, Holborn, on Saturday 16 November, beginning with Mass at 10.30 am and concluding with Benediction at 4.30 pm. Mailings will go out in September to members of the Assembly and to parishes that are entitled to be represented. In addition to the Assembly members, other members of Forward in Faith are very welcome to attend as observers. Please put the date in your diary now.