Archbishops’ Joint Pastoral Letter

Independent Inquiry on Child Sexual Abuse: Archbishop’s letter

The Archbishops of York and Canterbury have written a joint Pastoral Letter for wide circulation following the end of the hearing which took place over the last three weeks as part of the Independent Inquiry on Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA).

“We are writing to you to ask for your prayers as Holy Week begins and as the Independent Inquiry on Child Sexual Abuse has finished its hearing into matters in the Diocese of Chichester. Please will you pray this Holy Week especially for all those involved, and for all affected by safeguarding issues.”

Archbishops Sentamu and Justin hope that their letter can either be read out or distributed in churches this weekend and at the start of Holy Week.

“We take very seriously all that has been heard by the Inquiry. Archbishop Justin said when he gave evidence last week that he had learned again through listening and reading the evidence given to the Inquiry, that we must not simply say sorry, but that we must also take action that demonstrates clearly that we have learnt the lessons. It is a fact that Bishops and Archbishops are now rightly required to listen, learn and act in accordance with safeguarding legislation and good practice.”

Red Nose Day.

The pupils from Baldersby St James school had a treat on Friday March 24th. (Red nose day).

Behind them you can see a jet engine.

They are looking at an Armstrong Siddeley Adder jet engine made in 1948. It was not flown in, but was being transported by David Potter who made a small diversion into the school.
For those who would like to know more:
The Adder, a pure-jet derivative of the Armstrong Siddeley Mamba ASM3 airscrew gas-turbine, was originally developed as an expendable engine to power the Jindivik 1 target drone. The engine, first run in November 1948, was then developed into a longer-life engine before evolving into the more-powerful Armstrong Siddeley Viper.
The ASA.1 Adder was flight tested in the rear-turret position of the Avro Lancaster III SW342, the aircraft also having been previously modified and used for icing trials of the Mamba by Armstrong Siddeley’s Flight Test Department at Bitteswell.