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2:58pm Thursday 7th March 2013 in News
ST PETER’S CHURCH: We all know the Chinese proverb ‘Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.’ What we need to add is ‘Allow him to sell his fish fairly on world markets and he will begin to enjoy the same prosperity we are privileged to have in the developed world’. The Fairtrade movement is committed to this idea and we have now come to the end the national Fairtrade Fortnight. We celebrated this at St Peter’s by a very well-attended Fairtrade breakfast, at which a large volume and wide variety of mueslis, muffins, preserves, tea, coffee and of course bananas were consumed. The congregation were much saddened this week by the death of Derek Robinson, a much-loved and very long-standing member of the church and responsible, among very many other things, for planting the myriad daffodils that fill the churchyard and meadow every spring. His funeral will be at noon on Friday, March 15. The Lent groups have had their first meetings with lively discussion of Ben Quash’s book Abiding. Not everyone agreed with all of it and we look forward to his lecture at 2.30pm on Sunday at Bradford Cathedral prior to his installation at 4pm as canon theologian. All are welcome to attend these events. The new Youth Emmaus Course started last week and meets again this evening at 6.30pm. The Friday Lent Group meets at noon starting with a lunch of bread and soup.