Middle East hostage Terry Waite to speak in Burnham-On-Sea
Middle East hostage Terry Waite will be visiting Burnham-On-Sea
in September to discuss his experiences.
Andrews Church will be welcoming Mr Waite on Wednesday 9th
Mr Waite was
the Assistant for Anglican Communion Affairs for the then Archbishop
of Canterbury, Robert Runcie, in the 1980s.
As an envoy
for the Church of England, he travelled to Lebanon to try to secure
the release of four hostages, including the journalist John McCarthy,
but he was himself kidnapped and held captive from 1987 to 1991.
Witts told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Terry Waite will be speaking
on the situation in the Middle East, from the personal experience
he had when he was held captive for 1,763 days. He will also be
speaking about the modern state of affairs in the Middle East."
also be signing copies of his books during the interval which
will be followed by a question and answer session on his talk."
evening there will also be a musical interlude by the Coastline
starting at 7.30pm, will be free but there will be a retiring
collection for St Andrews Restoration Fund and Hostage UK,
the charity of which Terry is a patron.
is part of the events to mark the 700th anniversary of St Andrews