Feb 11, 2016

Duthie Memorial Service / change of date

The late John Duthie's Memorial Service has been changed to Friday 15th April at 2:30 PM in Holy Trinity Church, Sloan Square, London.

Please let Toby Duthie know if you wish to attend (via the Istanbul Chaplain).

Feb 4, 2016

Ash Wednesday

Lent begins with our Ash Wednesday Service at 12:30 pm in St Helena's Chapel on 10th February.

We start our 40-days fast of a meatless diet, renewed prayer for the salvation of the world, and support of our Lenten Appeal.

This year the diocesan Lenten Appeal is for Christian schools in the West Bank, or, if you prefer, supporting our own Chaplaincy Charity Fund. Both alms boxes will at the entrance to Christ Church.

Feb 1, 2016

Matins

The Service will be read on Wednesday 3rd Feb at All Saints Moda at 11AM. All are welcome.

Jan 26, 2016

Ancient & Modern reserch Prize 2016

The 10th international Ancient & Modern Prize, an award of £1,000, will be given to a candidate aged under 26 or over 60 for an original research project.
The Godfrey Goodwin Prize of £500, in honour of the distinguished Ottoman architectural historian Godfrey Goodwin (1921–2005), will be awarded to the runner-up.

Sponsored by HALI and CORNUCOPIA and by BONHAMS, CHRISTIES and SOTHEBY'S

Applications close October 31, 2016
http://www.ancientandmodern.co.uk

Please forward this email and the attachment to friends and colleagues who may qualify.


Julie Witford
Secretary
Ancient and Modern
c/- PO Box 13311
Hawick, TD9 7YF
Scotland, UK
Tel +44 (0)1450 379933
secretary@ancientandmodern.co.uk
www.ancientandmodern.co.uk

Jan 14, 2016

Piano Recital

There will be a piano recital at the British consulate on Thursday 21st January at 7.30pm. Tickets are 80TL each and proceeds will go to Small Projects Istanbul (SPI) (www.smallprojectsistanbul.org), a small charity which offers education and livelihood support for refugees in Istanbul. SPI helps to stop the downward spiral into poverty that curtailed education threatens to create for those affected by the war in Syria.  All funds raised on the night will be donated to SPI to enable it to facilitate music workshops and other education programmes to children of all ages. 

The evening will showcase a wonderfully talented Turkish pianist, Beyza Yazgan.  Beyza has studied in New York and at the Warsaw Chopin University (www.beyzayazgan.com).  Ms Yazgan is kindly performing free of charge.

The concert is also a chance to celebrate.  You may be aware that a member of SPI was recently selected as one of the inspiration BBC 100 Women for her work with Small Projects Istanbul.  You can see the BBC's report here www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-34974397

Tickets will be available on the night.  But you need to reserve.  Please email the names of all attendees to spiconcert@gmail.com.  Please note that if you do not email these details in advance, you will be unable to attend the concert.

Jan 13, 2016

Anglican Primates Meeting in Canterbury



Anglican Primates Meeting in Canterbury
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Archbishops from across the Anglican Communion
are meeting in Canterbury right now;  
they need to hear your voice.
As you will probably be aware from press reports, the Primates of the Anglican Communion are meeting in Canterbury this week.  LGCM is amongst a number of groups and individuals who have written to the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, calling them and their brothers to repentance for the Church's injustices towards LGBT people;  you can read the text of the letter here.

Since the letter was made public on Saturday night, people have been invited to add their own signatures as a sign of solidarity with the sentiments expressed in the letter.  Online signatories have now just touched 4000, and come from all over the world – from Jamaica to El Salvador, and from Cape Town to Waiapu (where both Deans have signed).  The Episcopal Church has come on board strongly, and it's good to see support coming from Dioceses right across the States, as well as from Canada and Australia.

I am writing now to invite you to add your voice to those calling for justice, both here in the UK and across the worldwide Communion.  Whatever your own allegiance, we need you to send a strong message to these leaders that we will no longer tolerate this second-class treatment, and we will not stand by whilst the Gospel is used to justify abuse and injustice against our sisters and brothers.  You can sign publicly here, or confidentially here.  Please feel able to share this email widely within your own networks.

And please continue to pray both for the leaders meeting in Canterbury, and for our brother and sisters across the Communion, particularly those whose safety and very existence is caught up with these discussions.  

With my very best wishes,
Tracey Byrne
Chief Executive
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Jan 6, 2016

John Duthie's Memorial Service

The Memorial Service for John Duthie will be held on Thursday 14 April at 2:30 pm in Holy Trinity Church Sloan Square. All are welcome.