In these days of rapid communication we all become used to receiving news and opinions which are very fresh and come ‘hot off the press’. An example of this is provided by Netherhall News, a bimonthly electronic newsletter from the residents of Netherhall House, which can bring fresh news to your in-box wherever you are.
The life of any charity such as NEA usually involves periods of planning, fundraising and construction for the premises needed to carry out its aims. Often this means that annual reports, etc., contain phrases such as ‘we hope to start...’ and ‘works are continuing’. So it is wonderful to be able to report the completion of several major building and refurbishment projects at Netherhall House.
The Thomas More Institute has now been in existence for six years with its activities taking place mainly in its London base at the Netherhall site in Hampstead.
In 1959, Grandpont House in Oxford (built around 1785) was acquired as a centre of students. During this half century a lot of water has passed under the bridge – literally in this case as the House is built over a side stream of the Thames, or the Isis as it is known locally.
A dozen sixth-formers from Westpark spent ten days of their vacation in July 2009 helping survivors in a social service project in the Abruzzo, the earthquake-torn region of central Italy.
During the summers of 2008 and 2009 a group of students from Netherhall House organised work-camps in Northern Thailand. The following is an abridged account of the second trip by Fr. Joe Evans, the chaplain of Netherhall House.