Waldensian Review No 130 Summer 2017 - Page 2

From the Editor Dear Friends and Supporters, Thank you for your continuing interest and your help given in so many ways: feedback, inquiries, purchases from our website, letters, thoughts, prayers, financial support. Please keep on looking at our website for updates and new items available: www.waldensian.org.uk, register to receive the Waldensian Review via email and, if you are on the mailing list, please notify us of any changes in names or addresses. It is always sad to lose friends, especially if young, but of course we should be grateful for their lives. In 2016 and 2017 we have been heavily affected and we could fill this magazine with just obituaries. I have opted for two longer ones for friends who over the years have been in constant contact with the Waldensian Church Mission, while providing shorter ones for the remaining ones. Longer articles will be available online. Noemi Falla, ‘our’ student at Wesley House in 2013–2014, is going to be ordained at the opening of the Synod in Torre Pellice on 20 August. Please remember her and her parishes in your prayers. She is not the only ordinand this year, though, and it is a real joy to be able to tell you that four more people, a woman and three men, are to be ordained on that same day! Congratulations to Alastair, Rachel and Zac Morris on the birth of Julia on 25 January 2017 Congratulations to Jean David Eynard who got the best First class Hon- ours degree of the whole academic year in English Literature at Queen Mary College, University of London, and has been awarded an MPhil place at New College, Oxford. The Waldensian Day this year is in Cambridge and we offer a programme different from the usual ones, but which we hope you will love. Do come and tell everyone to come! With every blessing. ESN, Editor Waldensian Day 2016 Waldensian Day 2016 took place at Wesley’s Chapel, London, and it was very well attended. Our guest speaker was veteran BBC Rome and Vatican correspondent, David Willey obe , who has been in Rome since 1971, which means he has covered so much of modern Italian history and events: from the Referendum on Divorce to the Red Brigades, from the fall of big rival parties, the Communist Party and the Christian Democrats, to the escalation of power Cover photo From left: Rev. Daniel Morris-Chapman, Pastor Gianni Genre and, in the back- ground, Carola Tron, Moderator of the Waldensian Church of Rio de la Plata. (Photo: Romeo/Riforma.)