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CMF news: spring 2009

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Taking a stand

The story of Caroline Petrie, (1) suspended from duty as a community nurse on 17 December 2008 for offering to pray with a patient, is part of increasing intolerance towards Christian faith and values in contemporary Britain. Caroline was employed by North Somerset Primary Care Trust to carry out home...

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Your support

Your support We now have 974 members signed up to pay subscriptions and make donations by Direct Debit. 381 of you signed up online, and 593 did so on paper. Given the subscription increase, many of you paying the full £180 have decided to pay monthly or quarterly. We made...

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Uniting and equipping

Mark moves on After seven years at the helm, Mark Pickering has just handed over the tiller as head of the Student Department. Like Jacob's work for Laban, the time has flown by, but Mark has worked tirelessly not to win a Rachel (as he has Rachael already), but to...

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Keep on keeping on

Keep on praying In the wake of the publicity over the Caroline Petrie case (see front page), I was chatting recently with several members who have been involved in praying with patients. One spoke of an opportunity to pray which arose naturally at the hospital bedside while chatting with...

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In and out of Johnson House

IN Medical cover for Keswick Last year CMF members responded very helpfully to a request for GPs, attending the Keswick Convention anyway, to be available to be called upon in case of need for medical cover at the main meetings. If you are attending for any time 11-31 July and think you...

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The wider horizon

'God works in mysterious ways – these days he even works by text' This was the headline on Radio 4 reporting the story of David Nott, a Christian surgeon who gives one month every year to work for Medicins Sans Frontieres in conflict zones. Last year he was sent to...

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Eurasia

The ICMDA Eurasia region covers Europe, the former Soviet Union, the Middle East and North Africa. I am writing this report in mid-March from Vilnius, Lithuania where we are halfway through a time of team development for the Area Student Representatives (ASRs) and the Eurasia committee. Times such as this...

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Allied Professions

Christian Nurses and Midwives Christian Therapists' Network The national conference had to be cancelled due to the severe weather in February. There are two day conferences planned in its stead this June and autumn. Numbers at weekend conferences have been declining in the last couple of years, and there is...

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