From St Peter's Net to Internet

 Network, the twice-yearly newsletter of the Catholic Children's Society (Westminster), reached another milestone in its long history when the Spring 2003 edition became the first to be available as a download from the Society's website. Although Network in its present form dates from 1993, it can trace its ancestry back much further to 1900 when St Peter's Net, as the newsletter was called when the Society was known as the "Crusade of Rescue", first appeared. Selected items from the latest issues of Network have appeared on the Society's website over the last 18 months, but the ability to download the whole newsletter marks a further step in the Society's commitment to using the internet to promote its work and views. Commenting on Network's arrival into cyberspace, Jim Richards, Director of the Catholic Children's Society (Westminster), said: "Network has always played a vital role in cementing our relationship with our supporters through communicating news about our work and our views on child and family welfare. I'm delighted that Network will now be available to a potentially larger, global readership simply at the touch of a button". Among the features in the latest edition of Network is a report on a benefit recital given in January by top international pianist, Stephen Hough, and a tribute to the Society's former chairman, Bishop Philip Harvey OBE, who died in February. Downloading Network couldn't be easier, simply go to the Society's home page at: and click on the "Network" link in the list of page links. Network will still be available through more traditional means and anyone wanting to be added to its mailing list can contact Network's Editor, Patricia Hatton, at the Catholic Children's Society (Westminster), 73 St Charles Square, London W10 6EJ (Tel: +44 (0)20 8969 5303 E-mail:

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