Update on the Francis film

Finding Saint Francis” is nearing completion (yes really, this time! – mid-August 2015). A late cut has been going down well at private showings, and the film will be finalised and manufactured in the first half of September.

Here’s a link to the still-in-progress film website which shows a short repeating loop and other material: http://www.findingsaintfrancis.com.

And here’s a recent article in ArtServe magazine, saying more about the film and the aspirations of its director Paul Alexander TSSF.

The film’s officlal premiere will be at the British Film Institute on the South Bank in London on the 5th November, to an invited audience of those who’ve made and supported the film, those who can help us promote it widely – and some other friends too, if we still have enough seats.

Public sales of the film will begin the following day. Prices and details on how to purchase the DVD, or to download or stream the film, will follow during October – so do watch this space and/or TON.

Between now and the launch we can support private showings of “Finding Saint Francis”, for example at TSSF area meetings (we suggest that those who can will make a voluntary donation at such showings).

For more information about private showings, or any other aspect of the film, please contact John Wiltshire at john.wiltshire@littleportionfilms.com or on mobile 07717 547672 (ignore CQC voicemail and leave a message)…..

….BUT ALSO – we need some more help!

We’re a very small film company, and we’re already grateful for assistance last Xmas and offers from tertiaries with foreign language skills. Now we’re asking for help in two other areas, so that we can meet our own deadlines:

  • From tertiaries with experience of retail business, especially online e.g. selling through Amazon, to help us set up the merchandising of DVDs, paintings, music etc.
  • From someone with suitable experience to help us with banking, once we begin sales.

Again, any queries to John Wiltshire, as above, please. We’ll be glad to have them!

Francis - Peter Stickney and David Baggott.

He kissed a leper…. and changed the world

Study and Prayer Week at Alnmouth 28th September – 2 October 2015

TSSF Study and Prayer Enabling Group

The Study and Prayer Week at St. Francis Friary, Alnmouth takes place from Monday 28 September 2015 from 4.00pm and leaving after breakfast on Friday 2 October 2015 (approx. 10am)

This year we are taking a closer look at St. Clare and contributions of presentations in any form (papers/art & craft/poetry/pictorial etc.) are most welcome.

Please contact: Helen Hood at ecumenical@cathedral.net

putting TSSF S & P in the subject line

Study and Prayer requests a payment of £160 per person for the week and this will donated to the Friary. Payment can be made at the event and gift aid forms will also be available. PLEASE NOTE Chapter does not want anyone to be excluded so if there are financial constraints people should let Helen know, no one should be prevented from coming because of cost.

We will be sharing in the life and worship of the First Order Brothers at the Friary. We work closely together, and as many of the brothers as are able join in the sessions. This enables a deepening of vocations and companionship between us and encourages on-going formation. Prayer is an integral part, encouraging and focussing thinking and discussion.

Study and Prayer Weekend at Freeland, April 2015

During the Study and Prayer Weekend at Freeland the group looked for images to photograph to illustrate The Canticle of the Creatures. This helped us see how inclusive the Canticle is and how God may speak to us through all of creation. A selection of photos, sometimes touching, sometimes quite eccentric, was edited to a simple setting of the canticle. Here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQQXo7ybIuY


New Link Tertiaries

Peter Thompson has been elected to the role of Link Tertiary for the Central and South England and Channel Islands cluster of Areas, in succession to Roger Healey.
He polled 55 votes, against 51 votes for Robert Dimmick, which represented a vote of 54% of those Tertiaries who were eligible to vote.
Wendy Scott was the only nomination for the role of Link Tertiary for the Yorkshire and East Midlands cluster of Areas in succession to Jan Davies.
Wendy and Peter will be commissioned as Members of Provincial Chapter and Trustees of TSSF European Province at the meeting on 12-13 June 2015.
Please pray for them and for our new Provincial Treasurer, John Lovatt, to be commissioned at the same time.

Link Tertiary Election, April-May 2015

An election for the Link Tertiary for the Central South England Cluster has started. Closing date 23 May 2015. All Professed tertiaries in the Sussex, Guildford, Channel Islands, Solent, Berkshire and Winchester Areas should vote. Information has been sent to these Areas and is on the web at http://tssf.org.uk/about/chapter/election-of-link-tertiary-central-south-england-2015/.

Recent updates (Revised 26th March)

Calls for nominations for two Link Tertiaries have been issued. See the Chapter page or http://tssf.org.uk/resources/information/nominations-for-chapter-office-holders/

Chapter has agreed that TON may be made available on the TSSF website and issues TON 50 to TON 53 have been uploaded. The Spring 2015 Intercessions leaflet is also on the website.

The announcements of deaths of a number of Tertiaries have been added to the website – see the deaths & obituaries page which has links to obituaries sent by Tertiaries.