Anglican Catholic Church

Rededication of Rochester Church

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Father Thompson present Bishop Elect Father Damien Mead with the Mitre

Father Thompson present Bishop Elect Father Damien Mead with the Mitre


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After the service some of the congregation are pictured having refreshments in the grounds outside the Church

After the service some of the congregation are pictured having refreshments in the grounds outside the Church


The Vicar General visited the Church of Our Lady of Walsingham and St Francis, Rochester, to rededicate the Church and bless the replacement doors, tabernacle and a statue of St Michael the Archangel. The Parish Priest Father Raymond Thompson presided at Solemn Evensong and Benediction, during which Father Mead preached and blessed the Church. As visitors to this site will know the Church was badly vandalised during Holy Week and although it has been in use since then the work in restoring the Church and making it secure has only just been completed.

After Evensong Father Thompson, on behalf of the congregation, presented Father Mead with a new 'simple' Mitre for his future ministry as Bishop.