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News of our work India & Bangladesh May - October 2007

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The Chairman’s visit to India & Bangladesh

Mathieson Memorial Music Centre
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Letter from Behala

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From Delhi to Kolkata

Father Ian Weathrall OBE, Head of the Brotherhood of the Ascended Christ in Delhi, is a member of the Oxford Mission Trust Association. He travels to Kolkata regularly for meetings of the Trust, at which policy is decided for OM Behala, and describes his recent visit: more >>

A short visit to Behala

One year the Oxford Mission sent on a visit to the UK a group of young musicians led by the cellist Anup Biswas, who himself had grown up in the Mission and studied music with Father Theodore Mathieson BE. We went to see them perform in Guildford Cathedral, and I was so impressed that I decided to visit the Oxford Mission when next in Kolkata. more >>

Retired? and Lenten Lunches

The one thing a member of a Religious Community never does is to retire! No matter what their age, insofar as they are able they are present at daily worship and are engaged in profitable employment. In my case, I attend the services in Chapel throughout the day, and I continue to work in the Sewing Room - mending Sisters’ Habits, and any other sewing jobs that come my way. Happily, new Habits are now being made by outside help. Recently I received a copy of a book entitled ‘1,000 Unforgettable Senior Moments’, by Tom...uh...Friedman, published by Workman Publishing, New York. I highly recommend it to those of my own age group who are prepared to laugh at, and not be downcast by, their own Senior Moments. more >>

Lenten Lunches

St. Mary Magdalene and St. Guthlac Churches, in Knighton, Leicester, have for many years raised money to support the Oxford Mission in Behala, Kolkata, and in particular the work of the late Sister Florence SE. Lorna Kirk tells how it all started: more >>

Letter from Bangladesh

Warmest greetings from the Church of Bangladesh! more >>

Letter from Barisal

Examination results
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Letter from Haluaghat

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Back to Bangladesh

The Revd. Matthew Bicket was in Bangladesh from 1977-1983 as Agricultural Missionary for the Church of Scotland. He worked in Barisal for three years, and introduced a Bangladeshi version of the Boys’ Brigade together with Sister (now Mother) Winifred SE. He knew Fathers Golding, Carlton and Rigby BE, and with his wife and son travelled monthly to Jobarpar which they all loved. more >>

Farewell to the Editor

When I was Chairman of the Oxford Mission, and the previous Editor of what was then the Quarterly Paper, Joyce Magee, decided to retire, we thought she was irreplaceable. Fortunately I happened to ask a friend, Gill Wilson, if she would be interested, without realising how well qualified she was for the job: an Oxford degree in English, a secretarial training and some editorial experience. She agreed to take it on, and I have never had a more fortunate happening. more >>

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