We’ve been supporting CATH – Churches Action for the Homeless – in Perth as our Diocesan Lent Appeal this year. David Kydd asked me if I would give a little publicity to their Timberworks Monastery Project

They are looking for volunteers who have experience of joinery and the building trade – and also for young volunteers who would be involved in a woodland clearance project.

My friends in the Cursillo movement are also looking for help. Christine McIntosh of says:

Cursillo has until now been able to store its materials – everything from sacristy items to table tops and polystyrene cups – in the basement at Kinnoull, free of charge. Now this is no longer possible. Ideally, we require storage space – about half a smallish room takes it just now – somewhere in the vicinity of Perth, so that the team involved in clear-up can transport it there with minimum fuss, perhaps using a number of cars. We could pay a small fee – but would find it draining to pay commercial storage prices. We also see it as a drain on resources to keep hiring vans – hence the need for somewhere close at hand. Any helpful suggestions would be warmly appreciated1

Thank you very much for cooperating in this; forgive my cheek in asking – but need is a great driver!