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A service of Thanksgiving for the Community of St Francis’ time in the Diocese of Lincoln, was held in St Peter’s Church, Dunston, on 1st October. In place of a sermon, there was a ‘sharing of memories’ by Sr Maureen, and by several people from Dunston and Metheringham. It was good to remember the contributions from Sisters Liz, Judith Ann and Catherine Iona, as well as Maureen who continues to be resident in the Metheringham house (San Damiano). Sisters from Southwark and Leicester were also able to attend the service, which was followed by ‘tea and cake’ at San Damiano. About 30 people were at the church, and a slightly different 30 people had tea and cake, and it was a good afternoon of reminiscing and catching up. Unfortunately, a glitch in the selling process to do with another house in the selling chain, combined with the current uncertainties around taking out a mortgage, mean that the sisters will not be moving from San Damiano quite as soon as expected.