Anglican Catholic Church

Anglican Catholic Church Synod Meetings

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1999 VIII Diocesan Synod

1999 VIII Diocesan Synod

Delegates gathered in Little Walsingham, Norfolk on Saturday 26th June 1999. During Mass in the Hermitage Chapel of the Sue Ryder Retreat House. The Episcopal Visitor Bishop Mark Haverland ordained 'sub conditione' Father Chris Bosworth and Father Damien Mead

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2000 IX Diocesan Synod

2000 IX Diocesan Synod

Diocesan Synod 2000 - Stone House College, Gloucester - Delegates assemble after Mass

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2000 IX Diocesan Synod

2000 IX Diocesan Synod

Before the Synod Mass the Vicar General Fr Patrick McEune received Raymond Alan Malcolm Thompson (of our Rochester Mission) into the Full Communion of the ACC.

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2001 X Diocesan Synod

2001 X Diocesan Synod

Saturday 21 April 2001. Royal Dockyard Church, Chatham, Kent. Archbishop Cahoon with the newly ordained Deacon Raymond Thompson

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2001 X Diocesan Synod

2001 X Diocesan Synod

21st April 2001, a group photo after the Synopd Mass with (the late) Archbishop Cahoon and the Mayor and Mayoress of Medway

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2001 X Diocesan Synod

2001 X Diocesan Synod

Diocesan Synod 2001
Royal Dockyard Church, Chatham,
At the end of Mass

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2001 X Diocesan Synod

2001 X Diocesan Synod

Archbishop Cahoon and the Vicar General Fr Patrick McEune prepare to cut the special 10th Anniversary Cake at the Synod Meal

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2002 XI Diocesan Synod

2002 XI Diocesan Synod

Diocesan Synod 2002
The American Church, Tottenham Court Rd, London
the procession out from Mass on 20th April 2002

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2002 XI Diocesan Synod

2002 XI Diocesan Synod

Diocesan Synod 2002
The American Church, Tottenham Court Rd, London
Distribution of Holy Communion

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2003 XII Diocesan Synod

2003 XII Diocesan Synod

The Altar Party after the Opening Mass for the Diocesan Synod held in the Barbican Centre, York 26th April 2003

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2003 XII Diocesan Synod

2003 XII Diocesan Synod

After Mass delegates begin to get ready for the business meeting

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2004 XIII Diocesan Synod, Chatham

2004 XIII Diocesan Synod, Chatham

2004 Diocesan Synod - Pre Synod Banquet
King Charles Hotel, Chatham, 16th April 2004
L-R: Mrs Dulcie Fidge, Bp Rommie Starks, Fr Damien Mead

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2004 XIII Diocesan Synod

2004 XIII Diocesan Synod

2004 Diocesan Synod - Pre Synod Banquet
King Charles Hotel, Chatham, 16th April 2004
L-R: Fr Charles Johnson, Mrs Pat Johnson, Dr Roy Fidge (Diocesan Secretary)

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2004 XIII Diocesan Synod

2004 XIII Diocesan Synod

Father Mead, on behalf of the Diocese, presents Bishop Starks with the gift of a Biretta

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2004 XIII Diocesan Synod

2004 XIII Diocesan Synod

The Very Revd Damien Mead makes his canonical Oaths to the Episcopal Visitor, The Rt Revd Rommie M Starks, during the service to appoint him Vicar General of the Diocese of the United Kingdom

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2004 XIII Diocesan Synod

2004 XIII Diocesan Synod

Pontifical High Mass Altar Party
17th April 2004

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2005 XIV Diocesan Synod

2005 XIV Diocesan Synod

XIV Diocesan Synod - St Alban's Church, Salford, Manchester on Saturday 2nd April 2005
The Synod Mass Altar Party

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2005 XIV Diocesan Synod

2005 XIV Diocesan Synod

XIV Diocesan Synod - St Alban's Church, Salford, Manchester
The Synod Meeting - The Bishops Charge

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Provincial Synod 2005 USA

Provincial Synod 2005 USA

Provincial Synod October 2005 Grand Rapids, Michigan USA
Fr Damien Mead addresses the Synod regarding the situation in the Diocese of the UK

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Provincial Synod 2005 USA

Provincial Synod 2005 USA

The New Archbishop The Most Revd Mark David Haverland PhD, leaves the Church after the Enthronement Mass in the ACC of St Paul, Grand Rapids

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Provincial Synod 2005 USA

Provincial Synod 2005 USA

The Vicar General presented the new Archbishop on behalf of the DUK with copies of the recently reprinted English Missal and English Ritual in appreciation of his time as the United Kingdoms Episcopal Visitor.

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2006 XV Diocesan Synod

2006 XV Diocesan Synod

The XV Diocesan Synod, 22nd April 2006, Central Hall, Westminster, The Gospel is sung during the opening Mass

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2006 XV Diocesan Synod

2006 XV Diocesan Synod

The XV Diocesan Synod, 22nd April 2006, Central Hall, Westminster, The Vicar General's Charge to Synod

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2006 XV Diocesan Synod

2006 XV Diocesan Synod

The XV Diocesan Synod, 22nd April 2006, Central Hall, Westminster, The Consecration at Mass

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2006 XV Diocesan Synod

2006 XV Diocesan Synod

The XV Diocesan Synod, 22nd April 2006, Central Hall, Westminster, The Altar Party and Choir pose for photos after Mass

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2006 XV Diocesan Synod

2006 XV Diocesan Synod

The XV Diocesan Synod, 22nd April 2006, Central Hall, Westminster, The Synod meeting

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2006 XV Diocesan Synod

2006 XV Diocesan Synod

The XV Diocesan Synod, 22nd April 2006, Central Hall, Westminster, The Anglican Catholic Bookshop Stall at Synod was well browsed during the Synod recess

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2007 XVI Diocesan Synod

2007 XVI Diocesan Synod

The XVI , Central Hall, Westminster, Pontifical High Mass with Ordination to the Priesthood 'sub conditione' Rev Timothy James Perkins.
The Deacon to be ordained priest lies prostrate during the Litany

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2007 XVI Diocesan Synod

2007 XVI Diocesan Synod

The Ordination of Father Timothy James Perkins - the Bishop and Priests assembled lay hands upon Father Perkins

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2007 XVI Diocesan Synod

2007 XVI Diocesan Synod

Father Perkins after being vested in Mass Vestments is presented with the Bible, Chalice and Paten

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2007 XVI Diocesan Synod

2007 XVI Diocesan Synod

The XVI Diocesan Synod, 14th April 2007, Central Hall, Westminster, Pontifical High Mass

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Provincial Synod 2007 USA

Provincial Synod 2007 USA

Provincial Synod October 2007, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Delegates gather from the USA, Central America, Africa, India, Australia, New Zealand and the UK for the opening session of the Synod

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Provincial Synod 2007 USA

Provincial Synod 2007 USA

Provincial Synod October 2007, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Business begins

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Provincial Synod 2007 USA

Provincial Synod 2007 USA

Provincial Synod October 2007, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

L-R: Bishop Brian Iverach of Australia, Archbishop John Augustine of India, Bishop Dennis Hodges of New Zealand

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Provincial Synod 2007 USA

Provincial Synod 2007 USA

Provincial Synod October 2007, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

The congregation at the Synod Mass at St James Church, Cleveland

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Provincial Synod 2007 USA

Provincial Synod 2007 USA

Provincial Synod October 2007, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Communion of the clergy at the Synod Mass

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Provincial Synod 2007 USA

Provincial Synod 2007 USA

Provincial Synod October 2007, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Sister Anne at the back of the Synod meeting with her stall for the ACC Community of the Good Samaritan

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Provincial Synod 2007 USA

Provincial Synod 2007 USA

Provincial Synod October 2007, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

The Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham in St James Church Clevveland a daughter to the Shrine in Norfolk and established upon Fr Hope Pattens request.

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2008 XVII Diocesan & Electoral Synod

2008 XVII Diocesan & Electoral Synod

XVII Diocesan Synod 29th March 2008

The Rt Revd Rommie M Starks gives his Charge to the Synod, seated left to right: Mr Richard Mann Diocesan Treasurer, Dr Roy Fidge Diocesan Secretary and The Very Revd Damien Mead, the Vicar General (and from this Synod Bishop-elect).

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2008 XVII Diocesan & Electoral Synod

2008 XVII Diocesan & Electoral Synod

XVII Diocesan Synod 29th March 2008

Diocesan Secretary Dr Roy Fidge presents Bishop Rommie Starks with a box containing a gift of a small icon of St George Patron of England painted on a cross section of stone while Diocesan Treasurer Mr Richard Mann looks on, in thankfulness of his faithful service as Episcopal Visitor to the DUK.

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2008 XVII Diocesan & Electoral Synod

2008 XVII Diocesan & Electoral Synod

The Icon of St George presented to Bishop Starks at the 2008 Synod as a thankyou for his time as Episcopal Visitor

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2009 XVIII Diocesan Synod

2009 XVIII Diocesan Synod

The Pre Synod Meal on Friday 17th April 2009 at the Tower Hotel, London for delegates staying in or near London for the 2009 Diocesan Synod.

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2009 XVIII Diocesan Synod

2009 XVIII Diocesan Synod

The Choir rehearse

The Synod Choir kindly arranged by Mr Philip Norman, rehearse before Mass.

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2009 XVIII Diocesan Synod

2009 XVIII Diocesan Synod

New Honorary Canon

Before the Synod Mass Bishop Mead makes an Honorary Canon of Father Donald Walker

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2009 XVIII Diocesan Synod

2009 XVIII Diocesan Synod

Mr Howard Marsh who was received into the ACC at the Synod poses with the Bishop

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2009 XVIII Diocesan Synod

2009 XVIII Diocesan Synod

The Synod Meeting in the Broadbent Room after lunch

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2009 XVIII Diocesan Synod

2009 XVIII Diocesan Synod

At the end of the 2009 Synod on Saturday 18th April, Bishop Mead inaugurated "The Bishops Award for Exemplary Lay Service to the Church" and presents the first such award to Dr Roy Fidge, Diocesan Secretary.

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XVIII Provincial Synod - October 2009

XVIII Provincial Synod - October 2009

The Synod opens in Richmond Virginia USA on Wedsday 27th October.

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XVIII Provincial Synod - October 2009

XVIII Provincial Synod - October 2009

Roy Hipkiss delegate from the UK was selected to be one of the Tellers at the Synod. Here the Tellers approach the top table to deliver the votes counted.

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XVIII Provincial Synod - October 2009

XVIII Provincial Synod - October 2009

Delegates attended St Alban's ACC Church in Richmond for the Synod Mass on the evening of Wednesday 28th October, the Feast of St Simon & St Jude.

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XVIII Provincial Synod - October 2009

XVIII Provincial Synod - October 2009

The Choir (1)

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XVIII Provincial Synod - October 2009

XVIII Provincial Synod - October 2009

The Choir (2)

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XVIII Provincial Synod - October 2009

XVIII Provincial Synod - October 2009

The Archbishop leaves the Altar at the end of Mass

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XVIII Provincial Synod - October 2009

XVIII Provincial Synod - October 2009

The Bishops leave at the end of Mass

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XVIII Provincial Synod - October 2009

XVIII Provincial Synod - October 2009

On the second day of Synod Bishop Mead addressed the Synod on behalf of the Diocese of the United Kingdom

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XVIII Provincial Synod - October 2009

XVIII Provincial Synod - October 2009

Bishop Mead addresses Synod (2)

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XVIII Provincial Synod - October 2009

XVIII Provincial Synod - October 2009

Delegates from the Diocese of the United Kingdom

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XVIII Provincial Synod - October 2009

XVIII Provincial Synod - October 2009

Synod Banquet Guest Speaker, Father Seraphim Stephens, of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia.

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XVIII Provincial Synod - October 2009

XVIII Provincial Synod - October 2009

The Banquet

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XVIII Provincial Synod - October 2009

XVIII Provincial Synod - October 2009

Bishop Mead celebrated Mass on the morning of Friday 30th October 2009

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XVIII Provincial Synod - October 2009

XVIII Provincial Synod - October 2009

Distribution of Communion

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XVIII Provincial Synod - October 2009

XVIII Provincial Synod - October 2009

During the Synod week the delegates from the UK enjoyed a little sight seeing, here the Bishop and Father & Mrs Johnson visited the 'Confederate White House' in Richmond.

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XVIII Provincial Synod - October 2009

XVIII Provincial Synod - October 2009

And Mrs Pat Johnson, the Bishop and Mr Roy Hipkiss visit the Museum of the Confederacy

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XIX Diocesan Synod - April 2010

XIX Diocesan Synod - April 2010

On Friday 23rd April those delegates staying in or living near London gathered for a pre Synod Meal at the Tower Hotel, next to Tower Bridge.

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XIX Diocesan Synod - April 2010

XIX Diocesan Synod - April 2010

At the pre synod meal the Bishop presented Dcn Michael Clothier (St Benedict's, South Molton) with a statue of St Benedict for the Mission's Chapel, which he purchased on a recent trip to Bruges. Dom Philip James French OSB, (St Ninian's, Whitby, looks on).

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XIX Diocesan Synod - April 2010

XIX Diocesan Synod - April 2010

On Saturday 24th April before the Synod's Pontifical High Mass, thge Bishop admitted Mrs Pauline Clothier into the Full Communion of the ACC from the RC Church.

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XIX Diocesan Synod - April 2010

XIX Diocesan Synod - April 2010

The Dean of the North, Fr Charles Johnson, presents Mr Howard Marsh, to the Bishop to be ordained Deacon

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XIX Diocesan Synod - April 2010

XIX Diocesan Synod - April 2010

The Bishop ordains Howard James Marsh as Deacon

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XIX Diocesan Synod - April 2010

XIX Diocesan Synod - April 2010

The new Deacon sings the Gospel

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XIX Diocesan Synod - April 2010

XIX Diocesan Synod - April 2010

At the Synod Meeting the Bishop bestowed his Annual Bishop's Award for exemplary Lay service to Mrs Patricia Johnson, (St Alban's Salford)

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XIX Diocesan Synod - April 2010

XIX Diocesan Synod - April 2010

The Bishop Chaired the Synod Meeting assisted by the Diocesan Secretary; Dr Roy Fidge (left) and Diocesan Treasurer, Mr Richard Mann (right).

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XX Diocesan Synod - March 2011

XX Diocesan Synod - March 2011

On Friday 11th March, the evening before Synod, those delegates staying in or near London attended a Meal at the Strada Restaurant opposite St Pauls Cathedral.

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XX Diocesan Synod - March 2011

XX Diocesan Synod - March 2011

The Synod was held on the Feast of St Gregory the Great, 12th March 2011 at Central Hall, Westminster.

The Choir Practice before the Service

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XX Diocesan Synod - March 2011

XX Diocesan Synod - March 2011

The Clergy

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XX Diocesan Synod - March 2011

XX Diocesan Synod - March 2011

Elevation of the Chalice

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XX Diocesan Synod - March 2011

XX Diocesan Synod - March 2011

The Choir Sing During Communion

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XX Diocesan Synod - March 2011

XX Diocesan Synod - March 2011

The Altar Party After The Pontifical High Mass

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XX Diocesan Synod - March 2011

XX Diocesan Synod - March 2011

The Synod Meeting began after lunch in the Broadbent Room in Central Hall.

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XX Diocesan Synod - March 2011

XX Diocesan Synod - March 2011

The Bishops Award for Outstanding Lay Service to the Church was presented this year to Mr Roy Hipkiss, ( St Augustine's Church, Canterbury ).

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XIX Provincial Synod 2011

XIX Provincial Synod 2011

The XIX Provincial Synod held in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA from 19th to 21st October 2011. Bishop Damien Mead, Mr Roy Hipkiss and Mr Richard Mulholland attended as delegates from the DUK.
The Bishop had also attended meetings of the College of Bishops, the Administrative Council and the ACC Trustees on the preceding days.

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XIX Provincial Synod 2011 (2)

XIX Provincial Synod 2011 (2)

The Archbishop addresses Synod

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XIX Provincial Synod 2011 (3)

XIX Provincial Synod 2011 (3)

Synod in session

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XIX Provincial Synod 2011 (4)

XIX Provincial Synod 2011 (4)

Bishop Mead as Chairman of the Resolutions Committee reads the draft resolutions to Synod

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XIX Provincial Synod 2011 (5)

XIX Provincial Synod 2011 (5)

The Synod Banquet

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XIX Provincial Synod 2011 (6)

XIX Provincial Synod 2011 (6)

Not all work! Synod socialising

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Pre Synod Meal 2012

Pre Synod Meal 2012

Delegates in or near London met on Friday 20th April at the Radisson Edwardian Hotel Bloomsbury, London, for a Pre Synod Meal.

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Pre Synod Meal 2012 (2)

Pre Synod Meal 2012 (2)

Archbishop Mark Haverland was the guest of honour

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XXI Diocesan Synod Sat 21st April 2012

XXI Diocesan Synod Sat 21st April 2012

In our 20th year of foundation the opening Mass was celebrated by our archbishop, The Most Revd Mark Haverland, in the Chapel of Central Hall, Westminster. The Archdeacon The Venerable Raymond Thompson, deaconed, and the dean of the North, The Very Revd Charles Johnson, Subdeaconed.

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XXI Diocesan Synod Sat 21st April 2012 (2)

XXI Diocesan Synod Sat 21st April 2012 (2)

The Archbishop preached

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XXI Diocesan Synod Sat 21st April 2012 (3)

XXI Diocesan Synod Sat 21st April 2012 (3)

Bishop Damien Mead, the Bishop Ordinary, is censed by the Archdeacon during the Offertory.

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XXI Diocesan Synod Sat 21st April 2012 (4)

XXI Diocesan Synod Sat 21st April 2012 (4)

The Altar Party after Mass

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XXI Diocesan Synod Sat 21st April 2012 (5)

XXI Diocesan Synod Sat 21st April 2012 (5)

The Business Session started after lunch in the Broadbent Room beneath the Chapel.

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XXI Diocesan Synod Sat 21st April 2012 (6)

XXI Diocesan Synod Sat 21st April 2012 (6)

The Bishop presented his 2012 'Bishop's Award For Exemplary Lay Service to the Church' to Br Peter Russell Smith Oblate/OSB from St Ninian's Church, Whitby, N Yorkshire.

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XXII Diocesan Synod 2013 (1)

XXII Diocesan Synod 2013 (1)

On Friday 12th April 2013 those delegates to the XXII Diocesan Synod, staying in London, gathered in the restraint of the Radisson Edwardian Hotel in Bloomsbury Street, London, for a pre-synod meal as is our custom.

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XXII Diocesan Synod 2013 (2)

XXII Diocesan Synod 2013 (2)

The Synod opened with a Pontifical High Mass celebrated, by kind permission, in the Chapel, Methodist Central Hall, Westminster, London at 11am on the Saturday morning. Celebrant was the Right Revd Damien Mead, Bishop Ordinary. The Mass was deaconed by The Revd Dr Jonathan Munn (Our Lady & St Francis, Rochester, Kent) and subdeaconed by The Revd Howard Marsh (Our Lady & St Edward, Bolton, Lancs). The Archdeacon of the Diocese, The Venerable Raymond Thompson was Master of Ceremonies. The Organist and Choir Director was Mr Philip Norman.

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XXII Diocesan Synod 2013 (3)

XXII Diocesan Synod 2013 (3)

The Mass

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XXII Diocesan Synod 2013 (4)

XXII Diocesan Synod 2013 (4)

Communion of the Clergy

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XXII Diocesan Synod 2013 (5)

XXII Diocesan Synod 2013 (5)

The Altar Party after Mass

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XXII Diocesan Synod 2013 (6)

XXII Diocesan Synod 2013 (6)

The Bishop addresses the Business Session of Synod which convened in the Broadbent Room after lunch

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XXII Diocesan Synod 2013 (7)

XXII Diocesan Synod 2013 (7)

The Synod in full swing!

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XXII Diocesan Synod 2013 (8)

XXII Diocesan Synod 2013 (8)


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Provincial Synod 2013

Provincial Synod 2013

The young people at St Matthews Church, Newport Beach, treated those DUK delegates who visited the Church on the Sunday before Synod to a delicious lunch.

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Provincial Synod 2013

Provincial Synod 2013

The XX Synod of the Original Province of the Diocese of the Anglican Catholic Church took place in the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Newport Beach, California, USA on 23rd & 24th October 2013.
Representing the DUK was Bishop Mead, Mr Roy Hipkiss, Fr Jonathan Munn and Dr Roy Fidge

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Provincial Synod 2013

Provincial Synod 2013

Bishop Mead Addresses Synod

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Provincial Synod 2013

Provincial Synod 2013

Bishop Mead, Mr Roy Hipkiss, Fr Jonathan Munn sit with Mr John Omwake Editor of the ACC's International Newspaper The Trinitarian.

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Provincial Synod 2013

Provincial Synod 2013

At the Synod Banquet Dr Roy Fidge, for many years service to the ACC, was awarded the highest honour for Provincial laity, the Col Jack Lane Memorial Award. He was presented with the award by Archbishop Haverland.

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Provincial Synod 2013

Provincial Synod 2013

Bishop Mead was pleased to visit the stall set up at the back of the Synod Hall by the delegation from the Diocese of New Granada. He purchased some Rosaries for resell in the Canterbury Church Shop.

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Provincial Synod 2013

Provincial Synod 2013

The Provincial Synod Pontifical High Mass was celebrated by Archbishop Haverland

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Provincial Synod 2013

Provincial Synod 2013

"Behold the Lamb of God"

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Provincial Synod 2013

Provincial Synod 2013

The Mass ends.

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Provincial Synod 2013

Provincial Synod 2013

The procession of bishops.

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Provincial Synod 2013

Provincial Synod 2013

On Saturday 26th October 2013, the Most Revd Mark Haverland consecrated The Revd Canon Stephen C. Scarlett as Bishop Ordinary of the Diocese of the Holy Trinity.

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Provincial Synod 2013

Provincial Synod 2013

on the Sunday after the Synod Bishop Mead, Roy and Jemima Hipkiss (who took the photo) and Fr Jonathan Munn attended Mass at St Mary Magdalene's Church, Orange County, CA. They are pictured with Mrs Edlin, wife of the Parish Priest.

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XXIII Diocesan Synod (1)

XXIII Diocesan Synod (1)

On Saturday 3rd May 2014 being the Feast of the Invention of the Holy Cross the XXIII Diocesan Synod was held in Westminster. The Bishop was the celebrant and preacher at the Solemn Pontifical High Mass which opened the Synod in the Chapel of Central Hall, Storey's Gate, Westminster. The Rev Dr Jonathan Munn (Rochester) deaconed and the Very Rev Charles Johnson (Salford) sub deaconed. The Rev Anthony Chadwick was bishops chaplain.

During the Mass the Bishop received, blessed and dedicated a splendid Processional Cross presented to the Diocese of the United Kingdom by Chris and Cathy Bosworth (Swansea) in memory of their parents :

+ Arthur Richard Bosworth + 07/04/20 - 04/04/90 +
+ Kathleen Bosworth + 21/01/20 - 10/10/93 +
+ William John Griffiths + 15/08/25 - 17/08/05 +
+ Maureen Griffiths + 01/03/37 - 08/4/11 +

Of your charity please pray for the repose of their souls.

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XXIII Diocesan Synod (2)

XXIII Diocesan Synod (2)


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XXIII Diocesan Synod (3)

XXIII Diocesan Synod (3)


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XXIII Diocesan Synod (4)

XXIII Diocesan Synod (4)


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The XXIV Diocesan Synod 18th April 2015 (1)

The XXIV Diocesan Synod 18th April 2015 (1)

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 Pre Synod Dinner on the eve of the day itself was held at the Holiday Inn Hotel, Bolton Centre.

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The XXIV Diocesan Synod 18th April 2015 (2)

The XXIV Diocesan Synod 18th April 2015 (2)

The Pre Synod Meal is always a happy affair

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The XXIV Diocesan Synod 18th April 2015 (3)

The XXIV Diocesan Synod 18th April 2015 (3)

The altar is prepared for the Synod Mass

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The XXIV Diocesan Synod 18th April 2015 (4)

The XXIV Diocesan Synod 18th April 2015 (4)

The Procession before Mass

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The XXIV Diocesan Synod 18th April 2015 (5)

The XXIV Diocesan Synod 18th April 2015 (5)

Before Mass the Bishop received a new member into the Church

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The XXIV Diocesan Synod 18th April 2015 (6)

The XXIV Diocesan Synod 18th April 2015 (6)

... and also renewed the 3 yearly licenses from the Very Revd Charles Johnson as Dean of the Northern deanery, and that of the Venerable Raymond Thompson (Dean of the Southern Deanery and Archdeacon of the Diocese)

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The XXIV Diocesan Synod 18th April 2015 (7)

The XXIV Diocesan Synod 18th April 2015 (7)

The Mass

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The XXIV Diocesan Synod 18th April 2015 (8)

The XXIV Diocesan Synod 18th April 2015 (8)

The Bishop also preached

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The XXIV Diocesan Synod 18th April 2015 (9)

The XXIV Diocesan Synod 18th April 2015 (9)

"Behold the Lamb of God"

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The XXIV Diocesan Synod 18th April 2015 (10)

The XXIV Diocesan Synod 18th April 2015 (10)

Holy Communion

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The XXIV Diocesan Synod 18th April 2015 (11)

The XXIV Diocesan Synod 18th April 2015 (11)

The clergy and lay delegates to Synod after Mass

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The XXIV Diocesan Synod 18th April 2015 (12)

The XXIV Diocesan Synod 18th April 2015 (12)

The Buffet after Mass provided by the host Mission

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The XXIV Diocesan Synod 18th April 2015 (13)

The XXIV Diocesan Synod 18th April 2015 (13)

The Publication and Information Stand at Synod

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The XXIV Diocesan Synod 18th April 2015 (14)

The XXIV Diocesan Synod 18th April 2015 (14)

Distributing papers at the afternoon business session

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The XXIV Diocesan Synod 18th April 2015 (15)

The XXIV Diocesan Synod 18th April 2015 (15)

Synod in full swing

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The XXIV Diocesan Synod 18th April 2015 (16)

The XXIV Diocesan Synod 18th April 2015 (16)

Presentation of the Bishops 2015 Lay Award for exemplary Lay Service to the Church and Diocese. To his parents Margaret and Laurence for their unstinting support over the previous 25 years of the Bishops ministry as a priest in the Church of God.

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XXV Diocesan Synod 1 (9th April 2016)

XXV Diocesan Synod 1 (9th April 2016)

The pre Synod Meal at the Thistle Hotel Kensington Garden, London.

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XXV Diocesan Synod 2

XXV Diocesan Synod 2

Getting ready for Mass

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XXV Diocesan Synod 3

Synod Choir Rehearsal

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XXV Diocesan Synod 4

The Mass begins

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XXV Diocesan Synod 5

XXV Diocesan Synod 5

The Litany and prostration of the ordinand to be deaconed (Roger Frederick Bell).

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XXV Diocesan Synod 6

The Offertory

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XXV Diocesan Synod 7

The Eucharistic Prayer

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XXV Diocesan Synod 8

Behold the Lamb of God

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XXV Diocesan Synod 9

Communion

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XXV Diocesan Synod 10

Communion

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XXV Diocesan Synod 11

Communion

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XXV Diocesan Synod 12

The Sacred Ministers and new deacon

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XXV Diocesan Synod 13

The Clergy of the Diocese

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XXV Diocesan Synod 14

Bishop Mead and the newly ordained Fr Deacon Roger Bell.

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XXVI Diocesan Synod 29th April 2017

XXVI Diocesan Synod 29th April 2017

Before the Synod Mass the Bishop licensed Mr James Tuite as Lay Reader for the Mission of Our Lady of Glastonbury, Bristol.

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XXVI Diocesan Synod 29th April 2017

XXVI Diocesan Synod 29th April 2017

The Procession enters the Chapel

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XXVI Diocesan Synod 29th April 2017

XXVI Diocesan Synod 29th April 2017

The Preparation at the Foot of the Altar. The Bishop celebrated the Mass with the Revd Dr Jonathan Munn as deacon and the Revd Anthony Chadwick as Subdeacon.

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XXVI Diocesan Synod 29th April 2017

XXVI Diocesan Synod 29th April 2017

The Choir

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XXVI Diocesan Synod 29th April 2017

XXVI Diocesan Synod 29th April 2017

The Altar is censed as the choir sing the Introit

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XXVI Diocesan Synod 29th April 2017

At the conclusion of the Introit the Bishop is censed

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XXVI Diocesan Synod 29th April 2017

The Kyries

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XXVI Diocesan Synod 29th April 2017

The Collects - the prayers which set the theme of the Mass

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XXVI Diocesan Synod 29th April 2017

The Revd Anthony Chadwick reads the Epistle

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XXVI Diocesan Synod 29th April 2017

The Revd Dr Jonathan Munn, receives the Bishop's blessing to read the Gospel

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XXVI Diocesan Synod 29th April 2017

The Gospel is censed

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XXVI Diocesan Synod 29th April 2017

The Gospel is proclaimed

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XXVI Diocesan Synod 29th April 2017

After the Gospel has been read the deacon censes the Bishop.

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XXVI Diocesan Synod 29th April 2017

The Bishop delivers his Sermon / Charge to the Synod

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XXVI Diocesan Synod 29th April 2017

The Bishop preaches

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XXVI Diocesan Synod 29th April 2017

The Offertory

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XXVI Diocesan Synod 29th April 2017

The Elevation of the Host

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XXVI Diocesan Synod 29th April 2017

The Elevation of the Chalice

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XXVI Diocesan Synod 29th April 2017

The General Confession before Holy Communion

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XXVI Diocesan Synod 29th April 2017

Behold the Lamb of God

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XXVI Diocesan Synod 29th April 2017

Lord I am not worthy that thou shouldest enter under my roof but speak the word only and I shall be healed.

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XXVI Diocesan Synod 29th April 2017

Communion of the sacred ministers

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XXVI Diocesan Synod 29th April 2017

Communion of the Clergy

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XXVI Diocesan Synod 29th April 2017

Communion of the people

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XXVI Diocesan Synod 29th April 2017

The Bishop sits after Communion

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XXVI Diocesan Synod 29th April 2017

The youngest member of the congregation has his endurance tested and takes a nap during the Mass - the bishop said he envied him!

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XXVI Diocesan Synod 29th April 2017

The Bishop gives the blessing

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XXVI Diocesan Synod 29th April 2017

The Recessional procession forms

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XXVI Diocesan Synod 29th April 2017

The procession begins to leave the chapel

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XXVI Diocesan Synod 29th April 2017

The clergy process out

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XXVI Diocesan Synod 29th April 2017

Photo opportunity after the Mass

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XXVI Diocesan Synod 29th April 2017

The Business session started after lunch