HOLY COMMUNION AT SAINT LAIKA’SFOR THE WEEK BEGINNING 7TH. JULY 2013

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I was made redundant from the Church of England in 2010 due to a bout of depression I suffered at the end of the last century. After I recovered from my illness I worked for eight years without a day off for any illness, physical or mental, but once you have the stigma of mental illness attached to you it is very difficult to get anybody to trust you with a position of responsibility. As the Church is exempt from employment legislation, church employees are not even protected by the disability laws that protect secular workers. So I was eventually swept under the carpet without ever having realised my ambition of becoming a vicar in a parish. But, it was God who called me to the priesthood and not any bishop, so I have continued my full time ministry on the internet. I survive on the generosity of regular supporters receiving about £400 per month. I've learned to live frugally but I do have money problems when an unexpected bill turns up. Last month my wife and myself went on a caravan holiday to Wales to celebrate our silver wedding anniversary (we climbed Snowdon on the day itself) and, to be honest, I spent more than I should have done. This means I'm a bit hard up this month. Therefore, if you do not already donate towards my ministry, and if you are not struggling financially yourself, I would be extremely grateful if you would consider sending some of your hard earned cash my way, either on a regular basis or as a one off donation. Whatever you send will, I promise, be greatly appreciated by my wife and myself.

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HOLY COMMUNION AT SAINT LAIKA’SFOR THE WEEK BEGINNING 7TH. JULY 2013 — 2 Comments

  1. About MACSAS

    MACSAS Group
    Minister and Clergy Sexual Assault Survivors (MACSAS) http://www.macsas.org.uk MACSAS is a support group for women and men from Christian backgrounds who have been sexually abused by Ministers or Clergy, as children or as adults. We support both survivors who have remained within their Christian communities and for those who have left. Our website offers many useful resources. We also offer a telephone and email helpline for victims and survivors of Minister and Clergy sexual abuse – and for relatives of victims and survivors. Due to lack of funds and resources we are currently offering a limited service on the helpline. Call the Helpline number for current availability. We are happy to help as far as we are able. MACSAS is run by Survivors for Survivors YOU ARE NOT ALONE

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  2. On Saturday I attended the MACSAS AGM and met a wonderful brave lady called Teresa Cooper who was overdosed in a children’s home, Kendall Kent and whilst drugged was sexually abused. The home was run jointly by the State and Church of England. Later she found out that Rochester Diocese had connections with pharmaceutical companies. It took her many years to achieve justice, some of the ladies who suffered this chemical and sexual abuse have died and some of their children have died of birth defects in their twenties. It is hard to watch these children dying and she herself is not well and still campaigning. Recently MACSAS was looking into paedophille rings and institutional care, which some of the accused clergy had access to. The book Teresa Cooper has published is called ‘Trust No One’ and can be ordered through Amazon.

    Deborah R Elston