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Funeral of Bishop Michael Perham

The following information about the funeral of our former Bishop Protector has been supplied by the PA to +Rachel, Bishop of Gloucester who wanted SSF to be informed.

The Funeral Eucharist of the Right Reverend Michael Perham will be held at Gloucester Cathedral on Saturday 6 May at 2.00 pm.

All are welcome.  Please note that there will not be a memorial service at a future date.

Robing: Bishops and deans are invited to robe plus the Cathedral Chapters of Gloucester and Wells. All other clergy are requested not to robe.

Parking: Due to major building works there is no parking available outside the cathedral. Parking advice can be found here. http://www.gloucestercathedral.org.uk/visit/plan-your-visit/find-us/  Please be aware that there is a rugby match in Gloucester in the afternoon.

Flowers: The family have requested no flowers.

There will be a retiring collection for Gloucestershire Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers. GARAS’ purpose is to provide support to asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants.
Gift Aid envelopes will be available.
For those wishing to make a donation direct to GARAS:
Cheques can be paid payable to GARAS Ltd and posted to 111 Barton Street, Gloucester. GL1 4HR
Or
HSBC Bank  sort code 40-22-09  Account number 0177671

Refreshments: Unfortunately due to the number of people we are unable to provide refreshments for everyone after the service.  However, there are a number of cafes, pubs and restaurants in walking distance of the cathedral.

We would be grateful for your assistance in sharing this information with anyone you know who might like to attend.

With our thanks and good wishes.

The Rt Revd Rachel Treweek                        The Very Revd Stephen Lake

TSSF website project

This website is currently being reviewed, updated and (we hope) improved.

  • If you can’t find something where it used to be, try using the “Search” box near the top right of each page. If that doesn’t help email webmaster@tssf.org.uk and let us know about the problem.
  • If you have comments or suggestions about changes we have made or about changes you think would be good, email webmaster@tssf.org.uk.
  • One of the aims of the website project is to make maintaining and updating the website easier; this should mean that people without much IT expertise could contribute to the work of the web team and we should be glad to hear from Tertiaries who think they might be able to offer some time to this work.

Chris Petrie, March 2017
(on behalf of the web team)

Election result: Provincial Secretary (November 2016)

The Provincial Secretary elect is Martin Allen. He will take up office at the end of the Provincial Chapter in February.

Votes cast:
Martin Allen    229 votes
Garry Ward      153 votes
382 votes out of 1786 possible were cast, 21.39% of those eligible (disappointing but in line with several recent elections).

TSSF owes a debt of gratitude to both candidates for offering themselves for this service.

Chris Petrie, Returning Officer, 12th Nov 2016

Sacred Land – Aberdaron, 7th-9th Oct 2016

A weekend in North Wales on our care for creation is being organized by Tim Higgins TSSF. Details are on the flier linked to this post – click here to see or download it.

Find yourself in this enchanted landscape guided and connected to the life of the Earth’s Great Story with
Martin Palmer, BBC broadcaster and author
Mary Colwell, Film Producer, specialist in nature and the environment

For further details about the weekend programme or to book, contact Tim Higgins, tim.tssf@gmail.com, telephone: 01758 770 303
For advice on accommodation contact Peter Hewlett, Edge of Wales, enquiries@edgeofwaleswalk.co.uk telephone: 01758 760 652.