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Monthly Archives: October 2012

Religious Houses in the Diocese of Worcester

The Diocese of Worcester is fortunate not to have one but two Religious Houses within its boundaries; our own Glasshampton Monastery and the brand new Benedictine Abbey at Mucknell (formerly Burford). Following an invitation from Br Nicholas Alan SSF the Mucknell Community came to visit Glasshampton on a glorious summers day. Brother Sun shone strongly brightening not only the Chapel with his rays (as Br Nathanael SSF used to say) but the Garth as well!


Franciscans & Benedictines at Glasshampton Friary

Laughter and Fellowship: Br Christopher Martin n/SSF enjoying the sunshine with the brothers and sisters of Mucknell Abbey

Brother Wilfrid SSF – Rest in Peace

On Friday 5th October, Brother Wilfrid (Frederick Simpson) died at his home in Hull. He was 90 years old and in the 61st year of Profession. Please remember him in your prayers, and also John Tasker who has been his carer for some years. Details of the funeral will be available shortly.

JPIC Linking Day 2012

Ann Hussey TSSF, Hugh SSF and Jenny Tee CSF were at the recent Justice and Peace Linking Day in London. The morning was spent reviewing progress on the Millennium Goals, including some heartening good news alongside the bad news!

Sr Gillian Price inspired us with the Global Poverty Project, an energetic drive to eradicate the extreme poverty of the 1.4bn who live on less than £1 a day. (www.globalpovertyproject.co.uk). The afternoon brought us a refresher on Climate Change and the changes we need to make, especially towards just ways of tackling carbon levels. Alex Scrivener, from the World Development Movement, explained the concept of ‘climate debt’ that the developed world owe to the developing world.

During the day we were able to catch up with what other religious communities are doing in the area of Justice and Peace.

Ann (second left) and Jenny Tee (right) as part of a discussion group

Hugh, Ann and Jenny Tee in discussion