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Having recently watched SILENCE, the new film by Martin Scorsese, we see the Emperor outlaw Christianity from Japan and missionaries and Christians alike having to renounce their faith or die. In a similar way, after a recent memo in the Ad Clerum by the outgoing Bishop of Lancaster, we see the members of Lancaster ACTA outlawed from catholic church premises and as a result seeking hospitality in the Friends Meeting House, Lancaster. Professor Sullivan reminded us as we sat in this historic building that Quakers believed in the priesthood of all believers. Apposite that we should be welcomed therefore, in such a place.

The morning session was devoted to the topic Faith, Hope and Disappointment led by Prof. John Sullivan from Hope University and the afternoon session on Liturgical music for Lent and The Triduum led by Peter Cobb and friends. Around 45 people attended the day.