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
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
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Jamie Hacker Hughes has been elected as Minister Provincial for the European Province, taking up office in June 2017. See http://tssf.org.uk/resources/information/nominations-for-chapter-office-holders/ for more information.
Voting papers , electoral addresses of the 7 candidates and supportng statements by the proposers of each, have been sent to Areas and are also on the TSSF website at http://tssf.org.uk/resources/information/nominations-for-chapter-office-holders/ All Professed Tertiaries in the European Province are strongly encouraged to vote, after prayerful consideration. You have till 17th January 2017.
The latest 2 issues of TON have been added to the website. See http://tssf.org.uk/resources/publications/ton/
Advance warning –
Nominations have not yet closed (30 hours to go) but there will be an election in order to discern which candidate will take on this important role of service to the Order. Voting papers will be send to Areas and put on the TSSF website later this week.
Area Teams may wish to plan how to ensure that all Professed Tertiaries are enabled to consider the candidates’ information and excercise their votes prayerfully, as they encouraged to do.
Voting will close at the end of Tuesday, 17th January 2017.
Chris Petrie (Returning Officer)
5th December 2016
Information about new Study & Prayer events has been added to the Study & Prayer web page.
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/
Averil Swanton has decided that it would be good for her successor to be in post by the middle of 2017. An explanation of her thinking and a call for nominations have been posted on the TSSF website at http://tssf.org.uk/resources/information/nominations-for-chapter-office-holders/
The Provincial Secretary elect is Martin Allen. He will take up office at the end of the Provincial Chapter in February.
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