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THE FRIENDS' SERVICE & EVENT- 2020

The Friends’ Committee, with the support of staff of the Diocesan and Bishops’ offices, hosted a virtual Service and Event on Tuesday, 20 October 2020.  This was a Service of Celebration on the theme of 'Vocation and Service'.  For a copy of the Liturgy, click here.

Those who took  part in the Service and Event, conducted by a Chaplain in the Diocese, included The Bishop, Suffragan Bishop and members of the Friends’ Committee. There were contributions from the Director of Lay Ministry; two Ministry Experience Scheme interns on placement in the Diocese; and, the Director of Communications. The music was provided by the organist of St Matthew's Church, Westminster, London.

Read a report of the Service here.

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For a picture of some members of the Friends enjoying the 2019 after service lunch, click here.

Here are some photos from the 2018 Annual Service & Lunch at St Mark's Church, Regent's Park, London:

 

 


COMMITTEE MEETING - 14 JULY 2021

The Friends’ Committee met on 14 July 2021. The Annual Service will take place in the Pro-Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity, Brussels, on Monday, 25 October 2021 at 1100 hours (GMT) 1200 hours (CET) and will be a digital event similar to the one in 2020.  Further details will be published when they become available.

A grant application for language tuition was approved.

Grant Applications

The date of the next meeting at which applications for grants can be considered has not been confirmed but is likely to be in late February 2022.

Applications to be sent to the Honorary Secretary by 17 January 2022.

 

BISHOP GEOFFREY'S FUNERAL & FUNERAL SERMON - 5 JULY 2017

On Wednesday 5 July, 2017 the Bishop of Chichester Martin Warner presided over the funeral at Chichester Cathedral of The Right Reverend Dr Douglas Geoffrey Rowell, former Bishop of the Diocese of Gibraltar in Europe. The former Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams attended along with senior church representatives from Turkey and the Middle East.
Picture by Christopher Ison at Chichester Cathedral

The text of Archbishop Rowan's sermon in the Solemn Requiem for Bishop Geoffrey Rowell can be found here - Sermon by the Right Reverend Dr Rowan Williams

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