The latest Minutes of Provincial Chapter (Part A – not confidential to Chapter) – those for June and October 2016 – have been made avaiable on the website. Links to these PDF files are at http://tssf.org.uk/resources/information/chapter-minutes/
New documents on Safeguarding are available on the website; these have been updated slightly, July 2017:
A section of the Chapter Handbook of Sept 2014, Safeguarding of vulnerable adults and children, was provided as a separate document in May 2016; this is superseded by the October 2016 documents.
Equality and Diversity
A section of the Chapter Handbook of Sept 2014, Equality and Diversity Policy was provided as a separate document in May 2016.
See also the Chapter Handbook page, http://tssf.org.uk/resources/publications/chapter-handbook/
The separate sections from the Chapter Handbook were provided in response to a request from an Area. We acknowledge that the Chapter Handbook is a large document and its section headings are not found by searches of the website. The topics here can be found by a search of the website for “safeguarding” or “diversity”.
The online community obedience website was down for 48 hours but is now back. Apologies to all users for the absence of this aid to our prayer and thanks to the many who reported the problem.
With our thanks to the many who’ve supported it, the film is now complete. It was premiered at BFI Southbank in London on 5th November, and is now on sale.
We will be sending complimentary copies out to those who donated funds for the film. Due to some data protection issues we may not have everybody’s details, so if you donated monies and do not receive your copy by early December please contact us at email@example.com
The DVD is available for purchase for £9.99, plus P+P, via the film website: http://www.findingsaintfrancis.com/ There are also options to download or stream the film (for all these, look at the “Shop” menu, and/or at the bottom of the “Trailer” page of the website).
For enquiries, including about private showings of the film or performances of the one man show from Paul Alexander, or if you wish to buy the DVD but not to use online shopping (but please do try) contact Little Portion Films via the website http://www.findingsaintfrancis.com/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Lastly tertiaries who do not use email can contact John Wiltshire by phone (ring or text 07717 547672 – ignore the CQC message, and do leave your own message).
The Reverend Dr. Michael Twum-Darko was elected as the Minister Provincial for the African Province on Friday 2 October 2015.
He has shared a Letter to the Third Order (particularly in the African Province).
The Rev. Maggie Smith succeeds the Rev. John Hebenton in this post within the worldwide TSSF. Some autobiographical notes are attached.
A day in London on 14th November 2015 for anyone interested in nurturing the Order’s local life and mission. See details on the page tssf.org.uk/14nov
New material based on the Toolkit for Area Novice Guardians is being developed and the first version of new guidance has been added to the website: Guidance for Novice Guardians (June 2014).
Update, August 2016. There is a new website devoted to Franciscan Aid
This will have more up-todate information than the post below (2 years old!).
The new chairman of Franciscan Aid, Peter Cannings, wants to raise the profile of our charity. He is talking in Areas around the country (11 talks arranged by May 2014).