Anglican Catholic Church

XXIV Diocesan Synod

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Pre-Synod Meal 1

Pre-Synod Meal 1

Some of the Delegates to the Diocesan Synod in Bolton, Lancashire, met on the evening of Friday 17trh April 2015 at the Holiday Inn, Bolton Centre, for the Pre Synod Meal.

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Pre-Synod Meal 2

Pre-Synod Meal 2

Some of the Delegates to the Diocesan Synod in Bolton, Lancashire, met on the evening of Friday 17trh April 2015 at the Holiday Inn, Bolton Centre, for the Pre Synod Meal.

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Before Mass 1

Before Mass 1

Those attending the Opening Mass of the XXIV Diocesan Synod arrived in plenty of time - although the cancellation of various train services to Bolton hampered many who planned to come from further afield.

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Before Mass 2

Before Mass 2

The Altar and Sanctuary

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Reception 1

Reception 1

Before the Diocesan Synod Mass on Saturday 18th April in Bolton Lancashire the Bishop received Mr Roger Frederick Bell into the full Communion of the Anglican Catholic Church.

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Reception 2

Reception 2


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Renewal of Licences

Renewal of Licences

The Bishop also renewed for terms of 3 years the Licenses for Father Raymond Thompson (Archdeacon and Dean of the Southern Deanery) and Fr Charles Johnson (Dean of the Southern Deanery).

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The Bishop preached

The Bishop preached


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A Delicious Buffet

A Delicious Buffet

After a splendid buffet lunch provided by the host Mission of Our Lady and St Edward, Bolton, Lancashire, the delegates to the XXIV Synod gathered in business session.

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XXIV Diocesan Synod 1

XXIV Diocesan Synod 1


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XXIV Diocesan Synod 2

XXIV Diocesan Synod 2


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2015 Bishops Award

2015 Bishops Award

This year the Bishop?s Award for outstanding Lay
Service to the Church
was a great surprise to all! He departed from his
established custom
and made a double award to Mrs Margaret and Mr Laurence
Mead ? his
parents, in recognition of their sterling work and unstinting
support
in helping to establish, maintain and develop the ACC Parish of St

Augustine in Canterbury. The Bishop said that without their help and

support the parish would not have come into being. Additionally the
Bishop
wished to thank his parents for their faithful support and
encouragement for
his ministry in the Church for the past 25 years,
without which he just would
not have been able to keep going in
fulfilling his calling.

The XXIV Synod of the Diocese of the United Kingdom was convened on Saturday 18th April 2015 at the Cobden Community Centre, Charlotte Street / Wolfenden St, Halliwell, Bolton, BL1 8EY. The Synod began with a Pontifical Sung Mass at 11am followed by a delicious buffet with the Business Session following in the afternoon. Before the Mass the Bishop received Mr Roger Frederick Bell into the full Communion of the Anglican Catholic Church. He also renewed for terms of 3 years the Licenses for Father Raymond Thompson (Archdeacon and Dean of the Southern Deanery) and Fr Charles Johnson (Dean of the Northern Deanery). During the Mass the Bishop delivered his sermon and charge to the delegates assembled.