Join us to explore the Scriptures and Church teaching together, learn from each other's experiences and be insipired by CAFOD's campaigning and work overseas.
All are welcome and a simple lunch will be provided.
Pius Win Than, Assistant Director from CARITAS Myanmar, CAFOD's sister agency, extended his gratitude to all in our parish for supporting CAFOD and in "showing mercy and compassion" through the generous donations that CARITAS Myanmar has received from CAFOD. Pius, who survived Cyclone Nargis that wrecked his village in the Partein Diocese, described the large-scale devastation of the powerful cyclone on 3rd May 2008.Saturday 12th November, 10am-4pm Ammerdown Centre Ammerdown Park Radstock BA3 5SW A Handful of Singers’ concert for Remembrance marks the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, which ended after 141 days in November 1916, and brings together some exceptionally beautiful and moving music by four English composers of the period.Parry’s choral masterpiece, Songs of Farewell, written in the aftermath of the Somme, is also his personal farewell to the world before he died in 1918.To mitigate the damage caused by disasters, CARITAS Partein is putting in place emergency preparedness plans. Pius described the installation of high-level pumps to draw clean drinking water from wells to a high over-head tank, as well as the construction of high-level grain storage facilities. Pius informed that the diocese has bought five acres of farmland for growing padi.During harvest, 10 bags of rice per acre are stored for emergency rations. Through information and support from local CARITAS staff, the poor have a better understanding of their basic human rights.
This is reinforced in Vaughan Williams’ extended anthem, Lord Thou hast been our refuge’, which combines Psalm 90 with the hymn ‘O God our help in ages past’. A Handful of Singers, Bath’s highly acclaimed chamber choir of 24 voices, is directed by its award-winning conductor Christopher Finch.