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Tonight I was extremely saddened to discover, via a Google search, that my good friend from the 1990's, Timothy Perkins, passed away in 2011. I knew Tim way before he became a Reverend. We used to drink together in Wolverhampton. Our night's out always involved plenty of laughter. Tim had a wonderful sense of humour. But sadly we lost touch with each other. I have thought of Tim often over the years. Rest in Peace my friend. I will miss you forever.
David Powner
Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England
-Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 at 22:23:02

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I Feel that the church is catholic however I can't convert to Roman Catholicism and believe church of England and church of Ireland are going too liberal. I feel Anglican catholic Church is more truth
Noel James orr
Bangor, United Kingdom,
-Monday, November 28th, 2016 at 18:03:44

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This is a very interesting site as you try to link up to the Church before the French-Norman conquest of England on 14th October 1066, this was the date of the Schism in England and since that date England has been cast adrift from the Orthodox Church, I attend an Orthodox Church in Brookwood Surrey, it is the St. Edward the Martyr Brotherhood who hold the relics of St Edward within the church, their Liturgy goes back to the 4th Century and like yourself have been struggling until the influx of Eastern Europeans which have given new life to the church now being a part of the Greek Orthodox church formerly part of the Russian Orthodox Church outside Russia, I wish you well and no doubt will visit you sometime soon.
God Bless you

Stephen Bennett
Ramsgate, Isle of Thanet., Kent. Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 at 22:13:51 (UTC)

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Really like your website, wasn't aware there was such a thing as Anglican Catholic!

Tony
London, Greater London, Uk
-Friday, July 22nd, 2016 at 21:59:44 (BST)
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It's always a pleasure to find Anglicans who follow their heritage. I pray that the Church grows and fulfills it's mission.
Ted Mason
Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom
-Monday, February 15th, 2016 at 13:51:50 (UTC)
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I am about to be confirmed Anglican Catholic on Sunday. I am so hopeful and excited about the prospect of becoming Anglican because I see there is hope and movement toward the acknowledgement of Catholicism without being "Roman". I am praying for the Christian world to turn from its secularist downfall to return to orthodoxy. We need this now more than ever. Love to you all.
Christine
Williamsburg, VA, James City, USA
-Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 at 15:50:15 (UTC)

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Saludo reverendisimo desde venezuela felicitandoles por ese loable esfuerzo que hacen en su pais por el anglicanismo ortodoxo.Dios les siga bendiciendo.
Padre Domingo Gonzalez
ocumare, landre, venezuela
-Tuesday, September 08th, 2015 at 19:49:41 (BST)

Reply: Gracias Padre. Dios te bendiga. Obispo Damien

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Nice site, please keep up the good work!

Frank Rizzo
Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
-Monday, November 24th, 2014 at 19:22:12

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This is a very thorough and forthcoming site. Thank you for creating it, and even more so for perpetuating the faith, with God's help. My fiance and I will wed this September 2014, and we are hoping that, for our first anniversary, we will be able to visit you all for worship. God's blessings upon you.
James Denning
Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA
-Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 at 22:49:07 (BST)

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Planing a trip to the UK from the US next year my wife & I go to St Stephens in Athens GA USA hope to see yall then
Don & Rhonda Contreras

Royston, Georgia, United States
-Sunday, September 22nd, 2013 at 23:17:33

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On behalf of all those who manned the stand during the week of the Christian Resources Exhibition in Surrey, and for those unable to be there - a big "Thank you" to Roy Hipkiss for all his hard work and organisational skills. Also thanks to our Bishop for his constant presence and his vision for the Church and the Gospel.
Fr Raymond Thompson
Rochester, Kent, England
- Saturday, May 18th, 2013 at 18:51:51 (BST)

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Very nice and informative site. Just before Christmas one should focus on the essentials.

Kind regards, Nala
Nala
Dortmund, Germany, Germany
Monday, December 17th, 2012 at 12:03:44 (UTC)

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Spent an enjoyable hour reading about the anglo-catholic traditions.. As an anglican i say peace be with you all +
Julia Daly
Cardiff, South Wales, UK
-Sunday, November 18th, 2012 at 18:55:22 (UTC)

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It's great to know ACC is growing; it's very important that the UK keeps it traditions and heritage.

John
Marietta, Cobb, United States
-Sunday, October 14th, 2012 at 20:07:13 (BST)

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How wrong William Johnstone is to write that the Anglican Catholic Church is idolatrous, and worships graven images. the Anglican Catholic Church has direct succession from our Lord's and the apostles' teachings. Statues are there to remind us, not worship. ... The Anglican Catholic Church has all the beauty of Christ and none of the unhealthy attitudes of mind and body of some I could mention. Our clergy are modest and caring with no puffed up pride. It is indeed a church to feel a privilege to belong.
Winifred Misson
Leeds, Yorkshire, England
-Thursday, October 11th, 2012 at 23:38:14 (BST)

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This is a reply to the previous post by William.

We recently had our daughter Nuala Grace, baptised at St Ninians Church in Whitby. As a child in 1965, I was 'Confirmed' as a Roman Catholic. To best describe my situation now, would be that I am a 'lapsed' RC.

Our little one's Baptism followed the Benediction and, to my mind, the whole morning was a fufilling experience for all in the Church at that time.

It would probably be a reasonable assumption that Father Philip and I may differ a little about the nuances of Christian teaching; but I would hazard a guess that he respects my viewpoint as much as I respect his.

Surely the whole point about the Christian (Catholic) faith is that it is all embracing. Does it matter with which window you open to see God, as long as you open the window and let the 'light' shine in? Christianity, I would also suggest, is not only a faith, but a tenet by which one can live their life as best as they can.

William, my infant daughter is not perfect.
Neither
John Sherwood
Whitby, North Yorkshire, UK
-Tuesday, October 02nd, 2012 at 00:59:18 (BST)

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Note from ACC Webmaster: Whereas reasoned debate may be considered acceptable on guestbooks such as this, we have come to believe that the cause of the Gospel is not furthered by displaying rude OR sarcastic comments from those who claim to be committed followers of Christ in whatever tradition, nor do we want to make ignorant people also look stupid. The only one who benefits is the evil one and he already has enough people on his side.

However the following comment has been published in response to a further email communication from 'William Johnstone' "I presume my post will not be published or do you only publish fawning posts?" the gentlemen in question also seems to be known as James Sinclair, so we are a little confused about who is actually making the comments?!

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Either make up your mind and become full blown RCs or pack it in prancing about in mitres, copes and other superfluous finery.

The Lord himself had no need for such ornamentation and flummery.

No wonder so many gays ended up high church, high camp more like!

It would also be a good idea to stop debasing yourselves before idolatrous, graven images and preaching for doctrine the commandments of men.

William Johnstone
Jersey, Channel Islands, UK
-Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 at 00:24:27 (BST)

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On 02 September, 2012 we had our daughter, Nuala Grace Sherwood-Hawkins baptised at St Ninians, Whitby. I would like to personally thank Father Philip for a wonderful service and giving us a day we will remember forever.

Thank you Father Philip.

John Sherwood
Whitby, North Yorkshire, England
-Wednesday, September 05th, 2012 at 14:02:14
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You are desperately needed in Lincolnshire. There are many people wanting to make a move. I pray that you will come soon.
Chris Mason
Grimsby, North-Easdt Lincolnshire, U.K.
-Tuesday, August 28th, 2012 at 00:29:03 (BST)

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I am longing to see you grow with many more parishes. Perhaps the current position will be what it takes to cause the Anglo Catholics to leave Canterbury and join with you but you will need priests to bring their congregations with them and their buildings. I am just sick of communions who have Bishops but no congregations. I have a congregation thank God which is growing. Keep up the good work +Thomas
+Thomas M Cargill
hereford, herefordshire, uk
-Saturday, July 14th, 2012 at 16:10:32 (BST)

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I STARTED TODAY AS AN ALTAR SERVER AT ST ALBANS -SALFORD . I WAS GIVEN A GREAT DEAL OF ENCOURAGMENT AND HELP BY THE CLERGY .FR MARSH GAVE A WONDERFUL SERMON ON THE GOOD SAMARITAN AND FORGIVENESS, I CAME HOME FEELING SPIRITUALLY UPLIFTED .I CAN SEE THE ANGLICAN CATHOLIC CHURCH BUILDS POEPLE UP IN CONTRAST TO PUSHING ONE DOWN !!
GRAHAM MISSON
LEEDS, WEST YORKSHIRE, UK
-Monday, July 09th, 2012 at 23:11:00 (BST)

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THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH FOR THE WONDERFUL RECEPTION WE RECEIVED AT ST ALBANS SALFORD MANCHESTER" I CAN TRULY SAY " I HAVE COME HOME" .THIS CHURCH IS TRULY CATHOLIC AND APOSTOLIC. THE PEOPLE RADIATE HAPPINESS AND LOVE OF CHRIST.I FEEL ITS AN HONOUR TO BELONG TO IT.
winifred misson
LEEDS, WEST YORKSHIRE, UK
-Wednesday, July 04th, 2012 at 00:27:47 (BST)

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It was with much sadness that I learnt tonight that Barry Capper died last year. I worked under him for several months at Barking & Dagenham. I liked Barry a lot. He was a kind, friendly and thoroughly enjoyable chap to work for. I'm sure he will be missed by many, myself included.
Damian Lappin
Grantham, Lincolnshire, UK
-Monday, April 02nd, 2012 at 22:03:37 (BST)

Damian Lappin supplied the following website:
http://www.damianlappin.com

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Recently visited your intimate and charming church (in Whitby) and was particulally impressed by the unusual interior. I am not familiar with Anglican /Catholic and intend to find out more.
Good luck with your restoration appeal.
Kevin Westerman
Bradford, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Saturday, September 24th, 2011 at 09:48:49 (BST)

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It's rather poignant to see below some wonderful scholarship from Fr Tim Perkins. I first met the ACC at his ordination, and I am sorry hear of his passing. May the Angels carry his soul to God in Eternity.

Love and blessing to all in the ACC.

Jonathan Munn
Swanscombe, Kent, U.K.
-Sunday, August 21st, 2011 at 22:25:56 (BST)

Jonathan Munn supplied the following website:
http://warwickensis.blogspot.com

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Thank you for the beautiful website that keep's us up to date with the news of our church.
May God bless you.
Fr.MM.Manene
CHURCH OF UMZI WASETIYOPIYA
MISSIONARY DIOCESE OF EASTERN CAPE
South Africa
fr.manene magcinandile, capetown, south africa, republic of south africa
-Sunday, May 15th, 2011 at 00:25:16 (BST)

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I attend St. Michael the Archangel here in the Frederick area. This is a wonderfully rich source of the origins and traditions of the historic church. I've Bookmarked it so I can come back often to read and reread all the great items of interest about our Church. The bios of early church leaders is super. Many thanks to all for putting this page up.
Larry Funk
Frederick, Frederick, USA
-Thursday, March 31st, 2011 at 04:15:53 (BST)

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Thank you for such a nice website. I was looking for a small leather prayerbook. Will check with a book store.

Louise
Louise Gallagher
Easley, Pickens, USA
-Monday, March 28th, 2011 at 01:06:52 (BST)

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My prayers go to the workers who are fighting to control the Japanese nuclear power station disaster.
Juana
Gibraltar,
-Sunday, March 20th, 2011 at 13:16:46 (UTC)

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As an ex member of the Church of the Province of NZ (Anglican) I find this website amazingly informative.
The CPNZ has departed from the established faith in a huge way, congregations are diminishing at a rapid rate, so sad.
I am in regular contact with the Suffragan ACC Bishop for NZ and hope to be admitted to the ACC shortly.
May God go with you.
Dominus Vobiscum
Keith Major
Auckland, North Island of NZ, New Zealand
-Saturday, March 19th, 2011 at 08:59:58

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It is nice to see how our brothers and sisters are doing across the pond. I grew up in Conecticut and didn't, untilk I got here, That the R. R. was at Kent. I lived in the north/east area of the state.
Andy Davis
Punta Gorda, Florida 33983, Charlotte county, USA
Thursday, January 06th, 2011 at 13:17:28 (UTC)

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god bless everyone at the church. and may you always seek the truth.
john
london, middlesex, england
-Monday, November 15th, 2010 at 16:55:32

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Beautiful web site. Hope someday to return to the London area (one of my favorite places I have been and speaks to my heritage as well) and would love to visit some of our ACC parishes and missions.
Beth Zeringue, O/CGS
Metairie, LA, Jefferson Parish, USA
-Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

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Let us pray for the restoration of a sense vocation in people and for those seeking vocation.
David Austen
Croydon, Surrey, United Kingdom
Tuesday, September 07th, 2010 at 23:17:32 (BST)

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Please pray for vocations and for the Church in Wales at this difficult time
christopher
cardiff, mid glam, wales
Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 at 12:13:03 (BST)

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So nice to find a church that is willing to be strong and stick up for what the Bible teaches us. (have visited so many churches where the bible seems to be an inconvience!)

I am sure that with your strong faith, clear vision that your church will continue to from strength to strength.

May the Lord bless and keep you all.

A supporter!
chris
Brackley, Northants, UK
-Friday, June 25th, 2010 at 23:50:15 (BST)

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From the Missionary Diocese of Australia & New Zealand of the ACC, best wishes and my prayers for a successful Synod and continued growth for the ACC in Great Britain.

David Gould
Annunciation of Our Lady ACC Mission
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Friday, April 23rd, 2010 at 14:24:56

David Gould supplied the following website:
www.anglicancatholichobart.websyte.com.au

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I like to visit my brothers and sisters in Christ.
Andy Davis
Punta Gorda, Florida, Charlotte, US of A
Tuesday, April 06th, 2010 at 02:24:06

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May peace help the children of the world.
Kirk Last
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK
Monday, April 05th, 2010 at 16:29:16

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I have always felt catholic in the English tradition and I personally feel you do not have to be Roman Catholic to be Catholic. Catholic is following the traditions and scriptures of the old church. It was great to see a site that represents what I believe. May there be more reconciliation between the churches especially the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches. I hope the site grows from strength to strength, good luck!
Michael Byrne
Smethwick, West midlands, England
Thursday, April 01st, 2010 at 14:06:26

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I would love to be a part of the ACC but unfortunately there isn't an Anglican Catholic Church in my county at all , we need to pray for the growth of this church .
Cameron
Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, England , UK
Sunday, March 14th, 2010 at 23:00:26

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Thank you for this website. I am a former Anglican (High Church), who felt unable to remain so, for the usual reasons; ordination of women, falling away from Catholic doctorine, gay priests & bishops, etc. I have only recently found you, amazingly & was unaware of your existance until I stumbled upon your website. I follow you now, but like many others, I am far away from my nearest ACC Church & I am disabled too, so will not be able to visit you on anything like a regular basis. I was hoping that you had some sort of associate membership, for people like myself, as other online church groups do? I will continue to read your pages & donate when I am able. You are included in my prayers now & I will watch for that associate member idea being introduced sometime soon. Thanks again & God bless the ACC, it's ministers & all it's members. Amen
Rev. Dr. David M. Glenn D.D.
Normanton, West Yorkshire, UK
Sunday, March 14, 2010 at 18:53:43

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Anathema sit
William McHugh
London, London, UK
Sunday, March 12, 2010 at 12:45:56 PM

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Although not an expert, I view Calvinism and predestination as an heretical denial of God's Grace and a form of elitist pride based on rejection of Christian orthodoxy. I believe you can see the fruits of such belief in the judgementalism and division condemned by Our Lord. To avoid these errors ,we must conform to the advice of St Vincent of Lerins.
Fr Timothy Perkins
Manchester, Lancs, England
Tuesday, March 09th, 2010 at 17:04:04

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Thank you very much Fr. Tim.
Now I am in agreement with you.
Maybe you will let me have your thoughts regarding Calvinism.
Its all very interesting.

Rev. David Scott
Omagh, Tyronen, Ireland
Tuesday, March 09th, 2010 at 13:47:05

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To clarify, Sola Scriptura is not in itself heretical but can lead to individual interpretation which can and most certainly has led to heresies of all kinds. Whereas we in the ACC might express our belief in:
1. The Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, as "containing all things necessary to salvation," and is THE rule and ultimate standard of the Christian Faith.
2: The Historic witness of the Ancient Church as the Primary Interpreter of the Christian Faith.
3: The Sermon on the Mount and the Apostles and Nicene Creed as the definitive summaries of the life and doctrines of the Christian Faith.
4: The Fruits of the Spirit in the Life of the believer as the evidence of the Christian Faith.
5. The two sacraments ordained by Christ himself - Baptism and the Supper of the Lord �¢??ministered with unfailing use of Christ's words of institution, and of the elements ordained by him.
6. The historic episcopate, within the orthodoxy of the Christian Faith.
Fr Timothy Perkins
Manchester, Lancs, England
Tuesday, March 09th, 2010 at 10:38:32

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Sola Scriptura is a misleading notion,and Calvinist teaching is heresy according to Fr. Tim.
I do have a big problem with Calvinest teaching,but please forgive me Fr.Tim
if i disagree with you concerning Sola Scriptura.

Rev. David Scott
Omagh, Tyrone, Ireland
Monday, March 08th, 2010 at 20:19:41

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Dear Mr McHugh,

I am sorry but we will pray for you ... we have no choice for we are commanded by Our Blessed Lord to do so ...

"But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;" Matthew 5:44

"Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you." Luke 6:28

www.anglicancatholic.org.uk

Sunday, March 7, 2010 at 20:28:31
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Please do not pray for me. I have proper priests and religious who will do that for me! Your erroneous and false ways are anathema.

William McHugh
London, London, UK
Sunday, March 7, 2010 at 20:15:04 PM

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Mr McHugh
Thank you for your message. We shall pray for you.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at 20:37:12 PM

www.anglicancatholic.org.uk

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This is a specious web page. You are neither Catholic nor Apostolic. Your 'Orders' are null and void. Dressing up in a cassock and aping the liturgical practices of the true Church is dishonest and guides others into error. Shame on you.

William McHugh
London, London, UK
Wednesday, February 24th, 2010 at 19:25:17

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Having found your website and contacted you I was very impressed with the speed of your reply!
As a result I visited St Augustine's in Canterbury and I really liked what I found. For a while I had been looking for spiritual fulfillment and I think that with the ACC I have found it, to me it feels right.
I am now proud to say that I am a regular churchgoer!! It's all thanks to this website, and the friendly and warm welcome extended by everyone within the ACC.
My journey has only just begun, but at least I am on the right train!
Keep up the great work!

Richard Mulholland
Ashford, Kent, UK
Tuesday, January 19th, 2010
website: www.richardmulholland.blogspot.com

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Father, I pray for the clergy of our town, to work together to raise the name of Jesus higher.
I ask that You bring a share of healing to Celia, Kath and Judith, all bereaved, and struggling in bad weather conditions.amen

elaine frankland
gt harwood, lancashire, england
Friday, January 08th, 2010

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Very nice website.

Fr. Donald F. Lerow
Jacksonville,NC, Onslow, USA
Wednesday, January 6th, 2010
Website: http://stbarbaraacc.org/StBarbara/Welcome.html

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Many thanks for a wonderful web site!
I am an Anglican convert to the Roman Catholic church and an oblate attached to Prinknash Abbey which has it's roots in the Anglican tradition but is now part of the Roman Catholic Church.
Unfortunately there is not an Anglican Catholic parish in my home city of Oxford but look forward to the opportunity of visiting one of your churches elsewhere.
I pray for unity between Rome and the Anglican churches and look forward to the day we can share the same sacraments.
Vita et Pax

Victor J Lloyd OSB (obl)
Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Thursday, November 19th, 2009 at 13:55:41 (UTC)

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This website of the UK Diocese inspires Anglican Catholics everywhere who pray that the ACC in the UK will reclaim souls for Christ, and have churches that were traditionally Anglican and Catholic returned to it from the Canterbury communion.

David Gould
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Thursday, November 05th, 2009

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I hope and pray that the A.C.C. grows in England , we need stong leadership
now more than ever.

Father Frank Milne D.D.
BOLTON, Lancashire, England
Tuesday, November 03rd, 2009

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I am thrilled that soon,God willing,there shall be an Anglican Catholic Church established in Scotland,my ancestrial country! It shall be in my prayers and I will ask our parish to pray for its success. Faithfully in Our Lord and Our Lady,Fr Kenneth G. Horne,Assistant Priest,The Anglican Catholic Church of The Resurrection,Ocala, Florida USA

Fr Kenneth G. Horne,O.H.I.
Ocala, Marion County, Florida, USA
Saturday, October 31st, 2009

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Dear Sir,

Anglicanism has no need to be Romanised since it shares the Faith and practice of Catholicism as defined by the Oecumenical Councils and Creeds of the early ,undivided Church- the same ancient appeal-without Roman additions, protestant subtractions and divisions or modernist deviations. In that sense, we are maintaining, within the Anglican tradition, the orthodox Catholic Faith, just as the Orthodox Churches of the East do in their cultures. Whilst we have respect for the Holy Father ,as Bishop of Rome, Western Patriarch and 'primus inter pares', we reject the historically recent theological innovation of Papal infallibility.
I'd agree about the need to avoid PC Cof E modernism. We'd also wish to avoid anything that led towards the Calvinist heresy, something that traditional Anglicanism also carefully avoided, partly by maintaining a valid Epicopal ministry through Apostolic Succession. Sola Scriptura is a misleading notion that Scripture can somehow be divorced from the Church- a clearly dangerous and historically divisive idea , leading to schism , individual interpretation and heresy. Anglicanism, traditionally , has spoken of the need to base our belief and practice on a balance of Scripture, tradition and reason. In that position, we maintain orthodox Christianity without Rome or Geneva. I'd also wish to make clear that we are entirely independent of the Anglican Communion that has so clearly 'erred and strayed'. We are the original 'continuing' Church and do nothing new or innovative. Thank you for your enquiry.

Fr Tim Perkins,
Curate St Alban's Church, Salford, Greater Manchester
Saturday October 17th 2009

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Interesting site. I feel it would be much better and more honest if you stated that you are Roman Catholic because it is obvious that you seek to Romanize Anglicanism or try hard to !

You need to beware of the PC gospel which abounds within the CoE. The church needs to return to the preaching of God's inspired, inerrant Word. Romans 1 v 16 Sola Scriptura, Soli Deo Gloria

Raymond Stewart
Newtownabbey, Antrim, United Kingdom
website: www.reformationireland.com
Saturday, October 17th, 2009 20:44:27 BST

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Father, I pray for the clergy of our town that they will work together to
raise the name of Jesus higher. Help them to break down the barriers with the
Asian community. I pray for the service on Sunday, 13th for eyes, ears, hearts, and minds to be
opened up.amen
Elaine Frankland
Gt Harwood, Blackburn, Lancashire, England
-Friday, September 11th, 2009 at 07:39:16 (BST)</p>

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VERY GOOD SITE. THANKS I LOVE IT
RICHMOND MUGU
LAGOS, nigeria, NIGERIA
Wednesday, September 09th, 2009 at 12:30:45 (BST):

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May God bless the the church and the work of the church.
ogbonyomi solomon
jos, Nigeria
Tuesday, August 18th, 2009 @ 14:45:11

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This is a great site. Congratulations to all the wonderful works you have done here.
joprotus
Mandaluyong, NCR, Philippines
-Friday, July 17th, 2009 at 14:43:32 (BST)
http://ourcatholicprayers.blogspot.com

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Just to let you know how very welcoming I found St. Ninian's Church when I first went, a couple of months ago. I am a 13 year old chorister at York Minster, (and I will be leaving on Sunday), so during school holidays I hope to go to St. Ninian's more often, and I have offered to serve for Fr. P. I hope to go again soon, and become a full member of the church, because of the feeling of happiness in the congregation that seems so unique in Whitby now. William Fox.
William Fox
Tuesday, July 14th, 2009 at 14:57:03

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I want your pray for a project in Madrid of a new anglican congregation. We need support to beginning. Please pray for us.
God bless you.
Father Luis Tavarez Tejeda.
Madrid, Spain, Spain
-Wednesday, July 08th, 2009 at 16:14:21 (BST)

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It has been wonderful reading the information on this web site. My prayer is that we strive towards unity in the Catholic faith in all our prayer moments. May we be one as Christ wished for us all, when he said May you be one as me and my father are.
Mutual respect for each other in faith will draw us to a more Catholic union.
Alphonse Olee
Kampala, Labwor, Uganda
- Thursday, June 25th, 2009 at 10:04:09 (BST)

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I AM A R.CATHOLIC AND FOUND THIS WEB SITE VERY HELPFUL WITH MY UNDERSTANDING OF THE A.CATHOLIC CHURCH. MAY GOD BLESS THE CHURCH WITH HER WORK FOR KEEPING THE HOLY CATHOLIC CHURCHS TEACHINGS. JOHN
JOHN MONGAN
LONDON, MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND
-Sunday, June 07th, 2009 at 15:28:16 (BST)

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Dear Mike (from Ireland), Thank you for your kind thoughts and message. Unfortunately through error (mine), your email address and message have been deleted. If you read this and would like to submit your message again, I will happily post it here. Blessings +DM
Bishop Mead
Kent England
- Saturday, April 25, 2009 at 00:07:49 (BST)

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My Lord Bishop +Damien, Please accept my belated congratulations on your consecration, referred to in the recent edition of The Crown which has just reached my desk. Please know that you are in my prayers as you carry on the work of faith.
H.E. The Rt.Rev. Dr. David I. Moshier
Washington, D.C. United States
- Saturday, April 11, 2009 at 02:01:52 (BST)

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Merry Christmas to Bishop Damien and his congregation at St. Augustine in Canterbury. May Christ, who by his Incarnation gathered all things in Earth and Heaven, fill all members of the Anglican Catholic Church with peace and goodwill this Christmastide and always. And may we all be united as we join the shepherds and the Wise Men at the holy crib and kneel with them in adoration of the new born King.
Ben Elliott
Sittingbourne, Kent England
- Friday, December 26, 2008 at 02:23:12 (GMT)

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Dear Father, The Shield you refer to is my own Episcopal Coat of Arms because the Pelican in her Piety is the Crest on my Family Coat of Arms and has been joined to that of Our Lady surrounded by twelve stars which is on the DUK's shield. Our family motto, which I have retained, is "Toujours Pret" which is of course "Always Ready" but by a slightly free translation of the text could just pass also as "Pray Always". However as you say it seems we have a lot in common! Pax +Damien
Bishop Mead
England
- Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at 02:08:58 (GMT)

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Dear Bp. Mead, I just noticed that half of the Diocese of the United Kingdom's Shield has the same image as my Scots Stewart Clan Badge does... a pelican caring her young by stabbing her beak into her breast and feeding them with her own blood. Interesting! My Clan's motto (in Latin) is: Virescit Vulnere Virtus. (I'm a Stewart through my mother's matrilineal line.) It seems I have even more in common with the Diocese of the UK than just my English Hougham heritage from Kent. Oh the ties that bind! Faithfully, The Rev. Fr. Alfred Hougham+, T.D.C.
The Rev. Fr. Alfred Hougham+, T.D.C.
Ft. Wright, KY 41011-3703, Kenton USA
- Monday, October 27, 2008 at 04:41:19 (GMT)

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Dear Bp. Meade, Thanksgivings have been offered at our Sunday Mass at All Saints ACC, Bellbrook, OH, for your Consecration and Enthronement, as Ordinary of the Diocese of the United Kingdom. It was joyous occasion when I was able to meet you and hear you speak at St. James, Cleveland, OH, this past June, during the Lady Pilgrimage. May your Episcopate be blessed and fruitful! In Christ and our Seraphic Fr. Francis, The Rev. Fr. Alfred Hougham+, T.D.C. P-in-C, All Saints, Bellbrook, OH PS: Jerry & Libby Bova send their happy remembrances of their trip to Great Britain and prayers for your Episcopate to be blessed as well! -AH+
The Rev. Fr. Alfred Hougham+. T.D.C.
Ft. Wright, Ky 41011-3703, Kenton USA
- Monday, October 06, 2008 at 02:47:25 (BST)

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Dear Bishop Damien, I am so pleased to read of your Consecration and please accept my prayers as you lead the ACC faithful in the UK. I have said this many times I know but yours is a truly well deserved elevation and I know you will be both a spiritual and loyal servant to the people in your charge. Take it from me, being a Bishop is not easy and there will be many challenging times ahead of you but I am confident that you will rise to that challenge. Every Blessing brother bishop, +Robert Bishop-Metropolitan Emeritus, OCCE
Rt. Revd. Robert McBride OSJV
Kettering, Northamptonshire England
- Wednesday, September 24, 2008 at 02:47:03 (BST)

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To Father Damien Mead and all in the ACC greetings in Christ Jesus Our Lord. Congratulations on the election of your Second Bishop Ordinary! May Fr Mead continue to lead you all towards Christ as a Bishop, and continue to be the good pastor to you all that he has been! Pax vobiscum!
The Very Revd Canon Jerome Lloyd OSJV Vicar General the Old Catholic Church in Europe
Brighton & Hove, East Sussex England
- Saturday, August 02, 2008 at 21:52:32 (BST)

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Keep up the good work Father Damien, thank you for all your help and support. You and the Dioese are regulary in my prayers. Great to be back in England and i hope to see you again soon, God bless, Tom
Tom
Leicester, England
- Thursday, June 12, 2008 at 00:22:38 (BST)

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Very good end holy initiative! We invite for Poland! Bardzo dobra inicjatywa! Zapraszamy do Polski! Paul, Sanctae Theologiae Magister
Pawel
Torun, Poland
- Friday, April 25, 2008 at 11:50:49 (BST)

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I have only just read about the church that was vandalised Im sorry to hear about it I will keep you all in my prayers
barry frier
rotherham, England
- Sunday, April 06, 2008 at 21:00:18 (BST)

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My prayers are for THE CHURCH OF OUR LADY OF WALSINGHAM AND ST FRANCIS in Rochester, England after the destuction wrought by vandals. I will request the prayers of the people of the parish of THE CHURCH OF THE RESURRECTION at mass this coming Sunday. Fr. Kenneth Horne, O.H.I., Assistant Priest, Ocala, Florida USA
Fr. Kenneth Horne,O.H.I.
Ocala, Marion Co.,Florida USA
- Wednesday, April 02, 2008 at 00:46:21 (BST)

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Dear Fr. Thompson and Congregation, I was saddened to read about the wanton acts of vandalism at your chapel. I truly hope you are able to repair the damage and continue with your work and witness. Every Blessing +Robert
Rt. Revd. Robert McBride OSP
Kettering, UK England
- Thursday, March 27, 2008 at 03:36:18 (GMT)

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Fr. Thompson and Parishioners of Our Lady of Walsingham-St. Francis, We are saddened to hear of the attack on the parish property. We are praying that you will be made whole again materially and spiritually. Most Sincerely in Christ, Fr. Paul Beutell, Curate, St. Mary's Akron my wife Cyndi, and my children Micah, Joshua and Ethan
Fr. Paul Beutell
Akron, Ohio, USA
- Friday, March 21, 2008 at 16:46:21 (GMT)

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The people of Our Lady of Walsingham, Rochester, will be in our prayers, especially today on Good Friday and on Easter morning. John A. Hollister+ Priest-in Charge, St. James of Jerusalem ACC Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
The Rev'd John A. Hollister
Warren, Ohio, Trumbull USA
- Friday, March 21, 2008 at 14:16:40 (GMT)

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Sorry to hear the news about the Church Father Ray, hope you are up and running again soon.
Roy Hipkiss
Kent England
- Thursday, March 20, 2008 at 02:49:49 (GMT)

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Thank you, Father, for the message of support. It is comforting to know we have the prayers and best wishes of everyone. To have been denied the use of our church by such a vile and mindless act just before the Triduum and the Great Feast has caused much distress. We hope it will not be many weeks before we can return.
Fr Raymond Thompson
Rochester, Kent England
- Thursday, March 20, 2008 at 00:52:04 (GMT)

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To Father Thompson and the people of Our Lady & St Francis, Rochester, I was sorry to hear of the senseless vandalism caused to your Church building. As we approach Easter Sunday, I pray that this act will not affect the Joy of Easter in your hearts and minds. May God richly bless you in your faith proclaiming His glory.
Rev Ian Westby SSM
Darlington, England
- Thursday, March 20, 2008 at 00:31:04 (GMT)

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To Father Thompson and the people of Our Lady & St Francis, Rochester, after the attack of vandalism your Church has just suffered (see News item March 2008), please be assured of the love and prayers of the whole Diocese.
The Very Revd Damien Mead - Vicar General
England
- Wednesday, March 19, 2008 at 23:30:23 (GMT)

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Was given the web site by Fr Timothy Perkins looked at it found it very interesting to know that orthdox religion is still being practiced
Fr. John McIver
Lee Moor, Plymouth, Devon England
- Thursday, March 13, 2008 at 10:07:39 (GMT)

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Dear Fr. Mead, I am a 60 year old dissappointed and distraught Episcopalian in the USA. I am very happy to find your website where all the Orthodox values and beliefs of the Anglican Catholic Church are laid out in black and white. They are very familiar to me as I was raised with the 1928 BCP and the beautiful King James Bible. I am so very puzzled about the "modernization" of the Episcopal Church these days. How can any Bishop in the Apostolic Succession decide to change the very Canons and beliefs of the Anglican Church? Furthermore, how does anyone believe they have the authority to make such changes? Again, I am very happy to have found this web site. God Bless you for everything you've done to keep our faith, worship and order "One, Holy Catholic and Apostolic" and welcome those of us who remain dedicated to Orthodox Anglican Catholicism.
Guy Marvin
Woodstock (Atlanta), Georgia USA
- Wednesday, December 26, 2007 at 05:13:50 (GMT)

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Dear Fr Mead, Thank you for your prompt and extensive reply. I think the place where our interpretation differs is, as your opening line suggests, with regard to the nature of authority in the Church and how the ministry entrusted to the Apostle Peter is exercised and recognised in today. This obviously also has historical implications for how one understands the Church in England before the Reformation and whether or not one believes the Church of England maintained continuity with it afterwards.I would want to be guided by the tradition that affirms Ubi Petrus, Ibi Ecclesia. Despite our differences, I too join in praying with you and the saints for the unity of the Church. Kind regards.
Rev Dr John Wilson
England
- Tuesday, December 04, 2007 at 14:24:09 (GMT)

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Dear Dr Wilson, It depends upon where one sees authority resting and upon how one understands the process for recognising someone as Blessed or Holy. The Anglican Catholic Church has little problem with accepting the Saints in the Calendars of the Western Catholic Church. Although we have no formal canonisation process ourselves, in our own Calendar there are commemorations of notable Anglican figures such as Charles I, King and Martyr. On 27th November we also commemorate our own Colombian Martyrs who died in 2000. St Theresa of Lisieux was a godly and holy person, and she was indeed canonised by the Roman Catholic Church well after AD 1054 in a distinct process ultimately involving a pronouncement from Rome. The identification of holy men and women as worthy of distinction as 'Blessed' or 'Saint' has always occurred when such a person has been elevated by popular opinion as a pious or holy person. Sometimes Church 'authorities' have been slow to catch up. The process of canonisation is slightly more informal in the Eastern Orthodox Churches. Saints are usually canonised by the synod of bishops within a particular autocephalous church, but sometimes saints come to be popularly venerated without official canonisation. .....From earliest Christian times only martyrs were honoured or recommended as models of virtue and as intercessors. Gradually, other persons were also so recognised by the Church. Then the local bishops would decide to insert the names of those holy persons into the Liturgy of the Mass. Gradually, these local bishops began to defer to the Pope, the Bishop of Rome. It was in the year AD 993 that for the first time a Pope formally canoninsed someone in the way that we know today. I believe that was when Pope John XV canonised St. Ulrich of Augsburg. Recognising the authority that the Bishop of Rome had through deference before AD 1054 is therefore not contrary to our stand. In any case, in the Canonisation of Saints the Pope does not, for himself, as far as I am aware, claim infallibility, which is the main stumbling block for many in ACC. The downsizing of the Roman Calendar in recent years of Saints considered not to have existed, or for whom there is little evidence to support the claims made for them, suggests this is perhaps fortunate. We, of course, also recognise Our Lady under her title of Walsingham (AD1061) and St Francis of Assisi (AD1226) in the dedication of our Rochester Parish. These titles were recognised in the Church of England prior to the English Reformation and have continued through to the ACC in the present day. I pray we have more in common with the Roman Catholic Church than dividing us, and respecting a holy and devout woman who has been formally declared blessed and holy by the Patriarch of the West, even to the extent of wishing to dedicate one of our Missions to her prayers, is, I am sure you would agree, to be commended. Let us pray that she will lend her prayers towards the cause of our unity.
Father Damien Mead
England
- Tuesday, December 04, 2007 at 00:21:49 (GMT)

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I notice that in answering the question of the relationship between the Anglican Catholic Church and the Roman Catholic Church, the comment is made that since the Great Schism of 1054 and the divided Church, the ACC does not accept the authority of the Pope as Bishop of Rome nor is it in communion with him. I wonder then why the mission in Northampton is under the patronage of St Theresa of Lisieux. Surely only the supreme authority of the Church can declare a saint, and she was canonised by the Roman Catholic Church well after 1054?
Rev Dr John Wilson
England
- Saturday, December 01, 2007 at 16:45:04 (GMT)

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Dear Margaret, Thank you for your questions submitted through our guestbook. Unfortunately you didn't leave an email address for a personal response so I hope the text below helps you. FAQ About the ACC Q: What is the difference between the Anglican Catholic Church and the Catholic (Meaning Roman Catholic) Church? A: The term Catholic literally means "of the whole" and refers to the body of those who profess the faith of the original Undivided Church. The word is not exclusively ROMAN. The Anglican Catholic Church is derived from the Catholic Church in England (The Church of England). The Word 'Anglican' simply means 'English'. Q: Are you 'real' Catholics? A: YES! We believe in the Catholic Faith as stated in the Creeds and handed down to us from the first Seven Ecumenical Councils of the Undivided Catholic Church, in Holy Scripture as the unique Word and revelation of Gods will for mankind. In the Apostolic threefold male Ministry of Bishop, Priest and Deacon, in the Seven Sacraments of the Church and the Real Presence of Christ in the Most Blessed Sacrament of His Sacred Body and Precious Blood made present for us by the Power of the Holy Spirit through the Sacrifice of the Mass. Q: Are you under the Authority of the Pope? A: In the Undivided Church (prior to the schism between East and West in AD 1054) the Bishop of Rome was the First Bishop of the Church, the first among his Brother Bishops. Since then claims have been made by Rome about the Pope's position and supremacy which the ACC, professing as we do, the faith of the Undvided Church, questions, and therefore we are not under his authority nor in communion with him.
Father Damien Mead - Vicar General
- Thursday, November 15, 2007 at 01:20:54 (GMT)

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A nicely organised website. Greetings from an ACC member "Down Under" - parish of St Hilda of Whitby, Newcastle, Australia.
Edward M. Bridle
Newcastle, N.S.W. Australia
- Monday, September 10, 2007 at 09:12:39 (BST)

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I, as a Maronite Catholic, pray to our Lord Jesus Christ that our churches Anglican Catholic and Eastern and Roman Catholics may be re-united some day soon. May God bless his churches and re-unite them into one body in Christ Jesus.
Tony J. Rouphael
California USA
- Saturday, September 01, 2007 at 07:41:23 (BST)

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I am at present in continous touch with Most Rev. John Augustine the Metropolitan of India, to get his blessings to be one in his flock. This completeness of the Spirituality in ACC is Spirit Cooling and just somuch Blessed. This website of the Diocese of UK is just mind blowing and awesum, I love Church of India (Anglican)
Joakim Alfred
Calcutta, India
- Wednesday, August 29, 2007 at 21:22:18 (BST)

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From time to time, over the years I have visited your web site and always found it informative and current. Some one or possibly several people obviously tend this site with loving care. God bless you. I pray everyone in your diocese grows ever closer to our Lord. And may you increase in numbers.
Derril Wright
Milwaukee,, Wisconsin USA
- Wednesday, August 29, 2007 at 21:21:06 (BST)

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Greetings from a member of the Anglican Catholic Church in Canada. Please pray for all the faithful that they shall be joined once again in the Catholic Faith.
Darel
Collingwood, Ontario Canada
- Thursday, July 20, 2006 at 23:07:34 (BST)

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I'm a roman catholic. I pray that one day there won't be any division among us. God bless your communities.
Simone
Parma, Italy
- Monday, January 23, 2006 at 14:22:35 (GMT)

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An interesting site which I shall return to . I didn't see any missions in central London (my place of employment) . Are there any ? God bless
Tim Franck
Staines, Middlesex England
- Saturday, December 24, 2005 at 01:38:34 (GMT)

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Just visiting. Wonderful to see all your hard work is being rewarded Fr. Damien. From an old friend: Bp. Robert C. McBride Kettering, UK
Bishop Robert McBride
Kettering, Northants England
- Monday, November 14, 2005 at 00:13:49 (GMT)

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In response to Cliff, at Barnard Castle, take strength from the fact that we will soon have a Mission in East Retford, North Nottinghamshire, which is only a couple of hours away from yourself. Keep faith, as I have every faith that we will one day return to your area. As we pray for you, of your charity, pray for us too, and the service that we offer for the greater glory of God and His Kingdom. Regards, Paul
Paul Walker
East Retford, Nottinghamshire England
- Thursday, November 10, 2005 at 00:16:16 (GMT)

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I want to thank you for making such a wonderful website. I belong to a small Episcopalian parish in the state of Georgia,and we all fear that by next July our parish will be asking to become a member of the Anglican Catholic Church.I just wish it had never come to this, that we all could still be as one. But with the state of things I fear this is inevitable. Please pray for us as we will pray for you all. I think you all have a wonderful thing going on here,and we all want to be a part of it.
Sean Storm
Moultrie, Georgia USA
- Tuesday, November 08, 2005 at 01:25:46 (GMT)

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It is so difficult for those of us who were left "high and dry" when the ACC left our area. Visiting this site is almost nostalgic but also gives hope that the Church will once again be a prescence not too far away.
Cliff Allison
Nr. Barnard Castle, Durham England
- Monday, October 10, 2005 at 22:30:58 (BST)

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A very interesting web site that strikes many chords with my own beliefs, which challenge the corruptions in the church from the Council of Nicaea to the present day. I am an independant - Catholic clergyman, married with a family of my own. Does the Anglican Catholic Church hold the same taboos as the Roman Cathic Church regarding Clergy being married? -- (Who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness. And being found in human form, he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death -- even death on a cross. Therefore God also highly exalted him and gave him the name that is above every name.)
Rev Dr Brian Mackenzie-Hanson
Hessle, East Yorkshire England
- Sunday, August 07, 2005 at 00:32:45 (BST)

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Excellent site, much needed and greatly appreciated
John Harper
Bath, England
- Friday, August 05, 2005 at 01:02:33 (BST)

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May God bless you and this wonderful site
Hannah Littlejohn
Cardiff, Wales England
- Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 23:01:20 (BST)

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may our lord guide you in this time of upheavel , you are a shining beacon that will guide thoese that have stumbled and lost the way
Rev. Brian Van-Dungey
Oxford, Oxfordshire England
- Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 22:17:43 (BST)

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dear lord thank you for this web page i am now a reformed sinner. amen talluah
Talluah
Manhattan, NY USA
- Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 22:16:34 (BST)

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Thank you for the very helpful resources you make available. As a House Group Leader in our local evangelical church I find them very useful. God Bless you in the work you are involved in for Him in your part of the harvest field. Good luck! Do not are ill !! ;-)
Veronika Bettler
New York City, NY USA
- Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 22:15:49 (BST)

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It is nice to see our little village featuring on the world wide web. Keep up the good work. Tony
Tony Gibbons
Lydd, Kent England
- Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 22:14:07 (BST)

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Keep up the good work. Regards, Nik
Nik Gaffney
Rochester, Kent England
- Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 22:13:00 (BST)