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CMF eNewsletter 2012 #13

Published: 3rd December 2012

Healthcare Carol Services

You and your colleagues are warmly invited to attend our carol services for healthcare professionals in Cardiff or London on 18 and 19 December respectively.

Autumn Appeal

Graduate members should have received this year's Autumn Appeal letter. You can also give online to this appeal which will help us connect members and foster closer fellowship.

Christmas bookstore bargains!

Looking for that must-have present this year? Get £2 off ten CMF titles for December and January in our bookstore.

Three Parent Embryos

CMF's response to the HFEA Review of scientific methods to avoid mitochondrial disease is now available online.

RCGP chair backs neutrality on assisted suicide

The Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners, Clare Gerada, has written a BJGP editorial in a personal capacity urging that the College takes a neutral position on assisted suicide. GP members may like to respond to Read Peter Saunders' commentary here.

Chaos and Calling

The CMF London and South East Day Conference took place earlier this month. It was an excellent time of fellowship and inspiration. Listen to a recording of Dr Richard Scott talking about his experiences of 'Chaos and Calling'.

Faith at Work

Rev Steve Burmester's Bible talks on the book of James were warmly received at the National Junior Doctors' Conference last month. One delegate said it was: 'Clear, sound Bible teaching that was real, practical and relevant.' Watch and listen to the talks here.

Grant-making trusts

CMF is developing fundraising from grant-making trusts. If anyone knows of a trust which might support some aspect of CMF's work please contact Graham Sopp with your phone number and email address.

National Conferences in 2013

The CMF National Student Conference is 8-10 February 2013 in Swanwick, Derbyshire. Book now and watch this short promotional video.

The Christian Nurses and Midwives National Student Conference, also supported by CMF, is 15-17 February 2013 in Northampton.

The CMF National Conference is 26-28 April 2013 in Swanwick, Derbyshire. Jonathan Lamb, Director of Langham Partnership International, will be speaking on integrity. This year, for the first time, there will be three seminar tracks for General, Juniors and Student Leadership. Booking details included with Christmas Triple Helix.

Please pass on details of the conferences to others and plan to attend with a Christian colleague. Conferences are an excellent opportunity to introduce others to CMF.



1 A Christian response to abortion and unplanned pregnancy day conference, Wimbledon

8 Answering Other Faiths - Liverpool

18 CMF/CNM Healthcare Carol Service, Cardiff

19 CMF/CNM Healthcare Carol Service, London


26 Confident Christianity – Southampton


8-10 National Student Conference – Swanwick, Derbyshire

15-17 CNM National Student Conference - Northampton


26-28 National Conference – Swanwick, Derbyshire


24-26 Junior Doctors' Retreat – Co. Down, Northern Ireland

'I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.' John 16:33 NIV

Catherine Butcher

Head of Communications

Christian Medical Fellowship

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For further information:

Steven Fouch (CMF Head of Communications) 020 7234 9668

Media Enquiries:

Alistair Thompson on 07970 162 225

About CMF:

Christian Medical Fellowship (CMF) was founded in 1949 and is an interdenominational organisation with over 5,000 doctors, 900medical and nursing students and 300 nurses and midwives as members in all branches of medicine, nursing and midwifery. A registered charity, it is linked to over 100 similar bodies in other countries throughout the world.

CMF exists to unite Christian healthcare professionals to pursue the highest ethical standards in Christian and professional life and to increase faith in Christ and acceptance of his ethical teaching.

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