Anglican Catholic Church

Ordination of Fr Jonathan Munn & First Mass

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The door to St Georges Church

The door to St Georges Church


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St Georges has strong links with the British Armed Forces, especially the Royal Navy. It houses the ships bell from the recently decommissioned Destroyer HMS Chatham.

St Georges has strong links with the British Armed Forces, especially the Royal Navy. It houses the ships bell from the recently decommissioned Destroyer HMS Chatham.


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The Bishop's Chair awaits him ... one of the children attending said something to the effect that it "looked like Father Christmas's Chair" - We hope no one was too disappointed!

The Bishop's Chair awaits him ... one of the children attending said something to the effect that it "looked like Father Christmas's Chair" - We hope no one was too disappointed!


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The Presentation of the Candidate

The Presentation of the Candidate


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The Bishop preaches

The Bishop preaches


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The Bishop administers the Canonical Oaths

The Bishop administers the Canonical Oaths


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The Litany - Unfortunately because of his foot injury the Bishop was most unhappy at being unable to kneel for this.

The Litany - Unfortunately because of his foot injury the Bishop was most unhappy at being unable to kneel for this.


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The beautiful and ancient Hymn "Come Holy Ghost our souls inspire"

The beautiful and ancient Hymn "Come Holy Ghost our souls inspire"


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The Ordination

The Ordination


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Vesting Father Jonathan Munn with his priestly vestments

Vesting Father Jonathan Munn with his priestly vestments


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Anointing the hands of the new priest with the Sacred Oil of Chrism

Anointing the hands of the new priest with the Sacred Oil of Chrism


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The first blessing of the new priest was received by Bishop Damien Mead at the conclusion of the service.

The first blessing of the new priest was received by Bishop Damien Mead at the conclusion of the service.


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As the congregation come forward to receive a blessing, Fr Munn embraces his mother.

As the congregation come forward to receive a blessing, Fr Munn embraces his mother.


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The altar party at the end of the service

The altar party at the end of the service


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The new priest and his family

The new priest and his family


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Fr Jonathan Munn's First Mass - Trinity XIII

Fr Jonathan Munn's First Mass - Trinity XIII


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Fr Jonathan Munn's First Mass - Trinity XIII (2)

Fr Jonathan Munn's First Mass - Trinity XIII (2)


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Fr Jonathan Munn's First Mass - Trinity XIII (3)

Fr Jonathan Munn's First Mass - Trinity XIII (3)


On the Feast of St Bartholomew (24th August 2013) Bishop Damien Mead ordained Dr Jonathan Munn to the sacred priesthood, at St Georges Church, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent. He is to continue to serve as Curate at our Rochester Church (which was too small to accommodate the congregation for his ordination hence 'borrowing' St Georges). However, the following morning on Trinity XIII, Fr Munn celebrated his first Mass in the ACC Church in Rochester.