PACT News – Petworth Area Churches Together
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APRIL 2017 NEWS
The Spring Lecture
Friday 12th May 2017
St. Mary's Parish Church, Church Road, Petworth GU28 0AD
Environmentalist,Theologian, Social Activist and Author DR RUTH VALERIO
Hope in a Changing World
Ruth holds a PhD for research into simplicity and consumerism, which led to her book 'Just Living'.
She develops the theological thinking behind A Rocha UK’s work, and with an expert team created the Eco Church award scheme.
Ample parking – 6 minutes walk (toilet facilities at the church) Free Entry Canapes & Drinks Served
Further information: Gerald Gresham Cooke 01798 342151
Friday 17th May – Dr Ruth Valerio ‘Hope in a Changing World’
The Spring Lecture will be held in St Mary’s Petworth at 7.30pm with the inspirational Dr Ruth Valerio who holds a PhD for research into simplicity and consumerism. Ruth has a very senior position with Tearfund as Global Advocacy and Influencing Director. Ruth was with A Rocha UK, where she held the post of Churches and Theology Director. Her Christian faith and spirituality are central to her life, and from this bedrock comes a deep desire to work for social justice, equality and ecological flourishing. Should be a fascinating talk and will be followed by wine and nibbles as ever.Saturday 8th July – Fete in the Park – cream teas from PACT
We will have the cream tea tent at the Fete in the Park as usual on Saturday 8th July – look forward to seeing you there!
New Chairman – Group Captain Hugh Rolfe CVO CBE (RAF Ret’d) - we have a new Chair for PACT – Hugh Rolfe worships at the Sacred Heart RC Church in Petworth. He follows in the admirable footsteps of Rev Bob Mitchell and Gerald Gresham-Cooke who we thank whole-heartedly for their capable and diligent service over the last two years. We warmly welcome Hugh Rolfe into the PACT fold and pray every blessing over his term with us – for divine guidance and enjoyment in equal measure.