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News for 2011

Christmas In Church

Tuesday 20 December 2011

Service Times for Christmas Services around the Diocese. These will be added to as an when the website receives information from our Missions and Parishes. Christmas Eve: 11pm...

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Advent Carol Service in Canterbury

Saturday 17 December 2011

On Saturday 17th December 2011, the Church of St Augustine, Best Lane, Canterbury held an Advent Carol Service. 18 people gathered for the service which was led by Bishop Mead...

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Bishop's Health

Thursday 1 December 2011

On Friday 18th November 2011 Bishop Mead was diagnosed with a suspected DVT in his right leg after being taken to hospital with breathing difficulties. On Monday 21st November the...

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Induction of Archdeacon

Wednesday 30 November 2011

On Wednesday 30th November 2011, being the Feast of St Andrew, the Bishop inducted the Venerable Raymond Alan Malcolm Thompson as Archdeacon of the Diocese of the United Kingdom...

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New Archdeacon

Friday 25 November 2011

The Bishop is pleased to announce, with immediate effect, that he has appointed to the Office of Archdeacon of the Diocese of the United Kingdom; The Venerable Raymond Alan...

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2012 Diocesan Cycle of Prayer

Friday 18 November 2011

The new Diocesan Cycle of Prayer has been posted on the Prayer Page of this website. Printed Copies are available on request from the Diocesan Office free of charge (please...

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'Seeing' Double?

Thursday 10 November 2011

On Tuesday 8th November, The Revd Michael Clothier, Priest in Charge of the Mission of St Benedict, South Molton, Devon, was invited to Downside Abbey, Bath, to meet his namesake...

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Bolton Patronal

Monday 31 October 2011

On Saturday 29th October the Mission of Our Lady & St Edward celebrated it's Patronal Festival at the Iron Church. Father Howard Marsh, the Priest in Charge, said "It is a...

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XIX Provincial Synod

Saturday 22 October 2011

Bishop Mead and two lay delegates from the Diocese of the United Kingdom attended the XIX Synod of the Original Province meeting in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA from 19th to 21st...

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Church Growth and Evangelism

Monday 10 October 2011

In June this year, The Revd Canon Stephen C. Scarlett, of St Matthew's Church, Newport Beach, California, USA posted a document on his Parish website entitled "Some Thoughts on...

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Re-Appointment of Area Deans

Saturday 8 October 2011

The Bishop is pleased to announce that he has reappointed The Very Revd Raymond Thompson (Dean of the South) and The Very Revd Charles Johnson (Dean of the North) for a further 3...

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950th Anniversary Commemorated

Saturday 8 October 2011

On Saturday 8th October 2011 a congregation of 18 people gathered at the Church of Our Lady of Walsingham and St Francis of Assisi, Rochester, Kent celebrated their Co Patronal...

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"Suffering Church Day" in Manchester

Saturday 8 October 2011

Some 28 people attended the Suffering Church Afternoon organised by St.Alban the Martyr, Salford, Greater Manchester. The Very Revd Charles Johnson, Parish Priest, officiated...

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Dartford Patronal

Saturday 24 September 2011

The Revd Canon Donald Walker Oblate/OSB celebrated Mass and Preached at the Mass to celebrate the Dartford Mission of St Mary and St Eanswythe's Patronal Festival on Saturday 24th...

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Whitby Patronal & Baptisms

Sunday 18 September 2011

St Ninianâs Church, Baxtergate, Whitby celebrated their Patronal Festival on Sunday 18th September 2011. The Parish Priest The Rev Dom Philip James French OSB celebrated the...

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Baptism in Canterbury

Sunday 4 September 2011

On Sunday 4th September 2011, being Trinity XI, The Rt Revd Damien Mead baptised Michael Winter Otto II, infant son of Michael and Nicole Otto at St Augustine's Church...

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Baptism in Rochester

Monday 29 August 2011

On Sunday 28 August 2011 The Very Revd Raymond Thompson, parish Priest, baptised Anna Marie Wells at Our Lady and Saint Francis, Rochester L to r: Simon and Maxine Joiner...

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Church Redecorated

Monday 22 August 2011

The military chapel used by the parish of Our Lady and Saint Francis in Rochester has just undergone a complete redecoration inside and out. The work, which took nearly three...

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The Revd Timothy James Perkins 21.04.62 – 04.08.11

Thursday 4 August 2011

The Reverend Timothy James Perkins passed to his eternal rest at 1.15am on Thursday 4th August 2011 he was 49. His Funeral will be held at 1.40pm on Thursday 18th August 2011...

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Business As Usual At The Shop

Friday 22 July 2011

Richard Mulholland, Manager of the Canterbury Church Shop Ltd, 13 Orange Street, Canterbury, was taken into hospital on Tuesday 19th July suffering from Appendicitis. This routine...

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Rest Eternal Grant Unto Him O Lord

Thursday 21 July 2011

Of your charity please pray for the repose of the soul of Mr John Upton (67). A Member of the Bishop's Council of Advice and until recently a Lay Reader in the Diocese. John, who...

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0rphanage Fire Appeal

Monday 18 July 2011

The Rt Revd Damien Mead, Bishop Ordinary of the Diocese of the United Kingdom, has launched a Diocesan Appeal for an ACC Orphanage in the Diocese of Southern Africa, which has...

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Prayer Request

Thursday 14 July 2011

Prayers are requested for Father Timothy Perkins, Curate at St Alban the Martyr, Salford, Greater Manchester. Fr Tim was recently diagnosed with cancer and was to undergo an...

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South Molton Patronal Festival

Monday 4 July 2011

The Mission Of Saint Benedict, South Molton, Devon, celebrated its Patronal Festival on Saturday 9th July, "The Solemnity of Saint Benedict" (brought forward from the 11th with...

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"Farewell Faithful Servant"

Monday 27 June 2011

On Saturday 25 June, at a very moving ceremony, 35 of Barry Capper's friends and family gathered at the riverside at the Port Medway Marina, Cuxton, Rochester, to commit his ashes...

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American Visitors in Whitby

Monday 20 June 2011

On Sunday 19th June 2011 the Parish Church of St Ninian, Baxtergate, Whitby received a visit from a large group of American pilgrims on the Anglican Heritage Tour, led by Fr...

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Closure of Provisional Mission

Thursday 16 June 2011

The Bishop has announced, with regret, the Closure of the Provisional Mission of Our Lady Star of the Sea and St Mildred's, Birchington on Sea, Kent. Thanking Fr Raymond Thompson...

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New ACC Lay Reader

Monday 13 June 2011

On Whitsunday (Sunday 12th June 2011) The Bishop licensed Robert William Leone as a Lay Reader for the Parish of St Augustine, Canterbury. Mr Leone, who is originally from...

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Whitsun Reception into ACC

Monday 13 June 2011

On Whitsunday (12th June 2011) the Bishop received into the full communion of the Anglican Catholic Church, Dr Jonathan Munn, from the Church of England. The reception was held...

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New Home for Bolton Mission

Monday 13 June 2011

The Mission of Our Lady and St Edward, Bolton, Lancashire has relocated its monthly services to a splendid and historic location in Central Bolton. The Iron Church,Blackburn...

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Bench Dedicated

Monday 6 June 2011

A new bench, purchased jointly by the Parish of Our Lady of Walsingham and St Francis of Assisi, Rochester, Kent and Mrs Valerie Capper, has been donated to the Fort Pitt Military...

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St Augustine of Canterbury

Monday 30 May 2011

"Truth, Honesty, Purity of Motive and Self-giving love" that marks true Missionary work and Evangelism. This was the message given to our Canterbury Parish as they marked the...

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Reception in Canterbury

Friday 13 May 2011

On the Third Sunday after Easter (Sunday 15th May) The Bishop received Michael John Sheehan into the Full Communion of the Anglican Catholic Church from the Church of England. The...

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May Devotion & Receptions in Manchester

Thursday 12 May 2011

St Alban the Martyr, Salford, Greater Manchester celebrated a May Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary with Solemn Pontifical Sung Mass on Saturday 14th May at 12 noon. The Bishop...

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Bishop Visits International Christian Resources Exhibition

Tuesday 10 May 2011

On Tuesday 10th May Bishop Damien Mead visited the International Christian Resources Exhibition at Sandown Park, Esher, Surrey. Credo Care Ltd, the Independent Fostering...

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Royal Wedding Celebration in Canterbury

Friday 29 April 2011

St Augustine's Church, Canterbury, Kent joined, with much enthusiasm, in a Street Party outside Church, in celebration of the Royal Wedding of HRH The Prince William and Miss...

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Easter Baptisms

Monday 25 April 2011

The Bishop baptised 2 children on the afternoon of Easter Day 24th April 2011 at St Augustine's Church, Canterbury. Ethan James Spike Mulholland and Hollie Ann Mulholland are the...

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Reception into the ACC

Monday 25 April 2011

On Easter Day, 24th April 2011, the Bishop received into the full Communion of the ACC, Mr Robert William Leone. The Reception took place before the main Sunday Morning Mass at...

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American Visitors in Canterbury (Lent IV)

Monday 4 April 2011

The Guest Preacher on IV Lent (Sunday 3rd April 2011) at St Augustine's Church, Canterbury, was the Revd Jerry Bova. Deacon Bova, who was ordained deacon on 22nd January 2011...

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Annunciation Celebrated

Saturday 26 March 2011

The Bishop celebrated Mass for the Feast of the Annuciation in St Augustine's Church, Canterbury on Friday 25th March 2011. Before the Mass the Bishop censed the Statue of the...

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Change in Lincolnshire

Friday 18 March 2011

The Diocese regrets to announce that the Revd William Campbell and Mrs Julie Campbell have written to the bishop informing him of their decision to leave the Anglican Catholic...

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Bishops Award 2011

Sunday 13 March 2011

During the XX Diocesan Synod the Bishop made his 2011 Award to a member of the Laity who has shown exceptional commitment to the work and ministry of the Anglican Catholic...

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Diocesan Synod hears of 12% Growth

Sunday 13 March 2011

Delegates to the XX Synod of the Diocese of the United Kingdom in Central Hall, Westminster, London, on Saturday 12th March, heard how the membership of the Church had risen by...

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New Priest in Bolton

Monday 28 February 2011

On Saturday 26th February 2011 at the Mission of Our Lady and St Edward, Bolton, Lancashire, the Right Revd Damien Mead, Bishop Ordinary of the Diocese of the United Kingdom...

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Leading Layman Dies

Wednesday 23 February 2011

Barry George Capper; 11 Sept 1944-22 Feb 2011 The sad and unexpected news that one of the stalwarts of the Diocese of the United Kingdom, Barry Capper, had passed to his...

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XXth Diocesan Synod

Tuesday 1 February 2011

On the Feast of St Gregory the Great, Saturday 12th March 2011, the XXth Diocesan will be held in Central Hall, Westminster (by kind permission). The day will commence with Solemn...

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Ordination Date For Bolton

Saturday 22 January 2011

The Bishop has announced his intention, Dv, to ordain The Revd Howard James Marsh to the Order of Priest at 12 noon on Saturday 26th February 2011 at the Mission of Our Lady and...

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