The Pear Tree Fellowship September 2019


The Pear Tree Fellowship

Our speaker at the July meeting was Rev. John Goodall who was for many years at St Michael and All Angels in Colehill.

He told us his family had moved to Bournemouth when he was a boy and he had been sent to a Roman Catholic school despite his family being Anglican.  He had always been very intrigued by the Virgin Mary and he started photographing statues of her as he travelled particularly in France and Europe.  He noticed a difference between some as a young woman and some much older.  There were not any to be seen in this country as presumably they would have been destroyed after the Reformation.  He thought the very paternal attitude of the Church at that time may have been a factor.  This led to the great changes we have seen in the last few years with women not only as priests but now as Bishops.

We had no meeting in August but on Tuesday 10th September we will hear about the Dorset Wildlife Trust from Katie Wilkinson.

Joan Waugh




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