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News for 2013

Christmas Flood Warning in Canterbury

Tuesday 24 December 2013

Christmas Eve 2013: The Bishop has requested this notice be posted regarding a flood warning in place for the River Stour between Ashford and Fordwich, which includes Canterbury...

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Church Shop Christmas - New Year 2013/2014

Tuesday 24 December 2013

The Canterbury Church Shop & Pilgrims' will be closed from today (Christmas Eve) until January 2nd 2014 Orders may still be placed online but will not be dealt with until...

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Brass Band Playing Outside Conquest House, Canterbury - 15th Dec 2013

Thursday 12 December 2013

On Sunday 15th December 2013 the renowned Snowdown Colliery Band will be playing seasonal music outside Conquest House, Palace Street, Canterbury from 12noon to 1.30pm. The...

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Baptism at St Benedict's, South Molton, Devon

Thursday 12 December 2013

On Sunday 8th December 2013, Fr. Michael Clothier, Priest in Charge of St Benedict's, baptised Lissy Kinnear and her infant son James Victor, the chapel was full for the occasion...

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Christmas Tree Festival in South Molton

Thursday 12 December 2013

For the second year running the ACC Mission of St Benedict, South Molton, Devon took part in the town's annual Christmas tree festival which is held in the parish Church. This...

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Bishop's Post Accident Update December 2013

Tuesday 10 December 2013

The Bishop has asked that this be posted: "I haven't given an update on my accident recovery for a while and since yesterday I was given some good news I would like to share it...

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Poirot Star Visits the Canterbury Church Shop

Thursday 5 December 2013

On the afternoon of Wednesday 4th December the Canterbury Church Shop & Pilgrims Refectory, in Conquest House, 17 Palace Street, Canterbury, was visited by David Suchet CBE...

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2014 ACC Ordo Kalendar now available

Tuesday 3 December 2013

The official ACC Ordo Kalendar for 2014 is now available in the UK from either: The Canterbury Church Shop, Conquest House, 17 Palace Street, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2DZ...

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Christmas Comes Early to the Church Shop

Tuesday 3 December 2013

Conquest House's Facebook page is displaying some of their Christmas stock ... well worth a visit. Conquest House is home to the Canterbury Church Shop and Pilgrims Refectory ...

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Bolton & Salford Visitations

Sunday 1 December 2013

On Saint Andrew's day, 30 November, The Venerable Raymond Thomson, Archdeacon of the Diocese , conducted a Visitation to the Mission of Our Lady and Saint Edward, Bolton. He...

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2014 Prayer Cycle Available

Saturday 30 November 2013

The 2013-2014 Prayer cycle is now available both in a basic text version and a .pdf booklet. Hardcopies of the booklet are available upon request from the Diocesan Office.

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Archdeacon Visits Bolton

Friday 29 November 2013

The Mission of Our Lady & St Edward, meeting at the Wolfenden Centre, Wolfenden Street, Bolton on Saturday 30th November 2014 at 2pm. Guest Preacher The Venerable Raymond...

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Anglican Catholic Fellowship House Groups (Northern Deanery)

Wednesday 20 November 2013

Fr Howard Marsh, Chaplain to the Anglican Catholic Fellowship in the Northern Deanery writes: "Making the journey by road to Durham City to visit the House Group and its leader...

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St Thomas Becket Statues for Sale

Wednesday 20 November 2013

The Canterbury Church Shop, given their connection, in Canterbury's historic 'Conquest House', to the events leading up to the Martyrdom of St Thomas, are pleased to announce that...

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Bishop Launches Appeal For The Philippines

Wednesday 13 November 2013

The utter devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan on the 7000 islands that make up the Philippines. With an estimate of 10000 plus people dead and many millions effected by the...

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November Remembrance in Rochester 2013

Wednesday 13 November 2013

The Month of the Holy Souls began with a Requiem Mass on All Soulsâ?? Day, at which the extensive parish chantry list was read. On Remembrance Sunday the Act of Remembrance...

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Next Dartford Mass

Monday 11 November 2013

The Mission of St Mary & St Eanswythe, Dartford, Kent will hold their next Monthly Mass on Saturday 23rd November at 12 noon. All most welcome and further details from the Mission...

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Sunday Service cancelled in Canterbury

Saturday 9 November 2013

The Bishop has announced that with deep regret the service tomorrow (Sunday 10th November 2013) at St Augustines Church, Best Lane, Canterbury will be cancelled due ill health. He...

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Prayer for the Philippines

Friday 8 November 2013

The Bishop requests the Diocese of the United Kingdom and all visitors to this website to pray for the people of the Philippines and all who have suffered as a result if Typhoon...

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Tour Group Visit Canterbury Church

Wednesday 30 October 2013

On Wednesday 30th October 2013, and for the second year running, a Canterbury Festival tour visited St Augustine's Church, Best Lane, Canterbury, to view the Icon of Blessed...

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Other Episcopal Appointments Made at Provincial Synod 2013

Tuesday 29 October 2013

The College of Bishops of the Original Province of the Anglican Catholic Church announced that the Rt. Rev. Terry Lowe, had been appointed as Bishop Ordinary of the Diocese of New...

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New Bishop in the Diocese of the Holy Trinity, Western USA

Monday 28 October 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, thus filling a...

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Diocesan Secretary Honoured at Synod

Saturday 26 October 2013

The highest honour for lay service to the Church in the Original Province of the Anglican Catholic Church is the Col. Jack Lane Memorial Award. During the XX Provincial Synod on...

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XX Provincial Synod in USA

Saturday 26 October 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...

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Rochester Patronal 2013

Monday 14 October 2013

On Saturday 12th October the Bishop visited the Church of Our lady of Walsingham and St Francis of Assisi, Rochester, Kent for their 2013 Patronal Festival. The weather was fine...

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Rochester Baptism

Sunday 13 October 2013

On 6th October 2013 at Our Lady and Saint Francis, Rochester, Fr Raymond Thompson baptised Summer Lily Banwait. Amongst the happy congregation pictured outside after the service...

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Provincial Synod 2013

Wednesday 9 October 2013

The Provincial Synod of the Original Province of the Anglican Catholic Church (which is held every 2 years) will take place in Newport Beach (south of Los Angeles, USA) together...

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Rochester Patronal 2013

Saturday 28 September 2013

Fr Raymond Thompson has issued an invitation to his Parish's Patronal Festival in Rochester: "You are all very warmly invited to our Patronal Festival on Saturday 12 October...

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Canterbury Church Closed - for 2 Sundays in October 2013

Wednesday 25 September 2013

The Bishop has announced, that with regret, St Augustine's Church, Best Lane, Canterbury will be closed on Sunday 20th and Sunday 27th October to allow him to attend the...

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Bishop celebrates 5th Anniversary

Thursday 19 September 2013

Bishop Damien Mead celebrates the 5th anniversary of his consecration as a bishop in the Church of God on 20th September 2013. The Parishes and Missions are asked to remember him...

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The Clerical Art ...

Monday 16 September 2013

Fr Michael Clothier, Priest in Charge of St Benedict's, South Molton, Devon, is a familiar figure popping in and out of the nursing homes in the area he serves as Chaplain. But ...

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Dartford Mass

Monday 16 September 2013

On the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross (Saturday 14th September 2013) Bishop Damien visited the Mission of St mary & St Eanswythe, Dartford to celebrate Mass. The...

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Baptism in Sellindge, Kent

Saturday 7 September 2013

On Saturday 7th September 2013 Fr Raymond Thompson, Priest in Charge of Our Lady of Walsingham and St Francis of Assisi, Rochester, Kent, Baptised Oliver Brian Moffatt at...

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Vigil For Peace - Eve of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary 7th September 2013

Saturday 7 September 2013

For Peace in Syria, the Middle East and throughout the World. BESTOW upon thy servants, we pray thee, O Lord, the gift of heavenly grace, and grant that the feast of the...

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Day of Prayer & Fasting For Peace

Thursday 5 September 2013

Bishop Damien Mead has requested that the clergy and faithful of the Diocese unite in prayer on Saturday 7th September 2013 in a day of prayer and fasting for Peace. This appeal...

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Updated Locations Map

Friday 30 August 2013

The Parishes, Missions and House Group Locations Map has been updated. It now better represents the ACC around the UK (and indeed in France with our first European Chaplaincy).

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Relaunch of Church Shop Website Imminent

Friday 30 August 2013

The website of the Canterbury Church Shop has been overhauled and is in the last stages of being prepared for re-launch. The shopping experience it provides at present is...

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Praying for persecuted Christians

Wednesday 28 August 2013

The Bishop has recommended the following guidance and focus for prayer for persecuted Christians. (This is taken from The Barnabas Fund) When we read of the suffering which our...

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Ordination of Fr Jonathan Munn & First Mass

Sunday 25 August 2013

On the Feast of St Bartholomew (24th August 2013) Bishop Damien Mead ordained Dr Jonathan Munn to the sacred priesthood, at St Georges Church, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent. He is to...

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Parish Gift for Rochester Curate

Wednesday 21 August 2013

On Trinity XII (Sunday 18th August 2013) the Parish of Our lady of Walsingham and St Francis of Assisi, Rochester, Kent presented the Revd Dr Jonathan Munn with a set of green...

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Rochester Ordination Date Approaches

Tuesday 13 August 2013

The Bishop intends, Dv, to ordain The Revd Dr Jonathan Malcolm Munn to the sacred priesthood on St Bartholomew's Day (Saturday 24th August 2013) in the St George's Centre near...

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The 'Legend' of St Thomas Becket is on the wall!

Saturday 10 August 2013

The Canterbury Church Shop & Pilgrims' Refectory in the historic Conquest House, 17 Palace Street, Canterbury, Kent, has 'sealed' it's connection with the events leading up to the...

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Canterbury Parish Getting Back to Normal

Thursday 1 August 2013

The Bishop has confirmed that Sunday and weekday services* will return to normal in Canterbury at the Anglican Catholic Church of St Augustine, Best Lane during August. The...

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Congratulations to Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Wednesday 24 July 2013

The Bishop, Clergy and People of the Diocese of the United Kingdom send their heartfelt congratulations, and an assurance of their prayers, to Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and...

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Church Shop Work Experience

Thursday 18 July 2013

For a week in July the Canterbury Church Shop & Pilgrims' Refectory, Conquest House, Palace Street, Canterbury is pleased to welcome Charlie Bennett, a student from Canterbury's...

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Bishop back on his feet

Wednesday 17 July 2013

Bishop Damien Mead continues to recovery from his accident at the beginning of June when he injured his right foot. He is now able to move around opn crutches and hopes to resume...

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Archdeacon Visits Devon

Wednesday 17 July 2013

The Archdeacon writes: On Friday 12th and Saturday 13th July I carried out a Visitation to the Mission of St Benedict, South Molton, Devon for the occasion of their Patronal...

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Funeral in Rochester

Tuesday 9 July 2013

RIP Joan Esther Muriel Baxter (nee Sider) 8th October 1925 - 22nd June 2013 On Tuesday 9th July 2013 the Venerable Raymond Thompson, Parish Priest, officiated at the funeral of...

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Pilgrims' Refectory Opens

Friday 5 July 2013

On Tuesday 9th July 2013 the door will open for the first time on the Canterbury Church Shop's Pilgrims' Refectory in the historic Conquest House, 17 Palace Street, Canterbury...

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Memorial Service in Kent

Sunday 30 June 2013

On Sunday 30 June 2013 the Archdeacon, Fr Thompson, conducted a memorial service in Sellindge, Kent, for the late Professor Brian Johnston, CMU professor, Middle East human rights...

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South Molton Patronal Festival

Wednesday 26 June 2013

On Saturday 13th July 2013 the Mission of St Benedict, South Molton, Devon celebrates their Patronal Festival with a Solemn Sung Mass at 12 noon. The celebrant and preacher will...

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Revised Church Services in Canterbury

Wednesday 12 June 2013

During June and July 2013 there will be no weekday services at St Augustine's Church, Best Lane, Canterbury. The revised Sunday Schedule is attached in pdf format.

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Bishop's Accident 1st June 2013

Monday 3 June 2013

For the second time in as many years the Right Revd Damien Mead, Bishop Ordinary of the Diocese of the United Kingdom, has been in capacitated through ill health. However, unlike...

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Canterbury Service Cancelled

Saturday 1 June 2013

The Bishop has announced the cancellation of Mass tomorrow, Sunday 2nd June at St Augustines, Best Lane, Canterbury, and the Masses on Wednesday 5th June and Friday 7th June. The...

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August Ordination Date Set

Wednesday 29 May 2013

The Bishop has announced that he intends, Dv, to ordain The Revd Dr Jonathan Malcolm Munn to the sacred priesthood on St Bartholomew's Day (Saturday 24th August 2013) in the St...

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News Archive 1992-1998

Tuesday 28 May 2013

The Bishop is pleased to announce that work has begun to try and fill some of the some gaps which appear on this website's news archive. The focus will be on key moments in our...

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Bolton Mission Homeless!

Tuesday 28 May 2013

The Revd Howard Marsh, Priest in Charge of the Mission of Our Lady and St Edward, Bolton, Lancashire has informed the Bishop that the Mission has lost it's home at the Iron Church...

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Canterbury Church Shop relocation ...

Monday 27 May 2013

From Wednesday 29th May until Tuesday 18th June the Canterbury Church Shop in Orange Street, Canterbury will be closed. They will reopen on Tuesday 18th June in their new home in...

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Canterbury Celebration

Sunday 26 May 2013

Our Canterbury Parish celebrated the Feast of St Augustine of Canterbury (their Patron) with a Pontifical Sung Mass on Saturday 25th May 2013. The little Church was packed to give...

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South Molton Patronal Festival 2013

Thursday 23 May 2013

The Mission of St Benedict, South Molton, Devon will be celebrating its Patronal Festival on Saturday 13th July with a Pontifical Sung Mass. The Bishop will be visiting the...

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Bishop to Visit Manchester for St Alban's Day

Thursday 23 May 2013

The Bishop will, Dv, be visiting the Church of St Alban the Martyr, Salford, Greater Manchester on Saturday 22nd June for the Parish's Patronal Festival. Pontifical Sung Mass will...

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Canterbury Patronal

Tuesday 21 May 2013

The Pro-Cathedral Parish in Canterbury celebrates its Patronal Festival this Saturday (25th May 2013) with a Pontifical Sung Mass at 12 noon. The guest preacher will be the...

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Dartford Mass Change

Tuesday 21 May 2013

Just a reminder that the May Mass at the Mission of St Mary & St Eanswythe, Dartford has been changed. There will not now be a Mass this Saturday (25th May) to enable those who...

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Provincial Synod 2013

Monday 20 May 2013

The 21st Provincial Synod of the Original Province of the Anglican Catholic Church is to take place from 21st to 25th October in Newport Beach, California, USA. Confirmed...

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As it happened -The Bishops Diary - during CRE 2013

Saturday 18 May 2013

With our Canterbury Churchâs Minibus (seats removed) packed with all manner of exciting exhibition equipment, Roy Hipkiss and I set off for Sandown Park, Esher, Surrey. This...

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Rochester Baptism

Sunday 21 April 2013

On Saturday 20 April 2013 Father Raymond Thompson baptised Lola Pickering at Our Lady and Saint Francis, Rochester. Pictured are her parents, Lucie Pickering and Vincent Green...

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Baptism in South Molton, Devon

Saturday 20 April 2013

On the afternoon of Saturday 20th April 2013, The Reverend Michael Clothier, Priest in Charge of the Mission of St Benedict, South Molton, Devon, baptised his grandson Thomas John...

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New ACC Welcome Guide 2013 Published

Saturday 20 April 2013

In preparation for the Diocesan Stand at the Christian Resources Exhibition at Sandown Park, Esher, Surrey from 14th - 17th May 2013, the Bishop has authorised the publication of...

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Resignation from Ministry

Friday 19 April 2013

The Reverend Christopher Bosworth, who joined the Anglican Catholic Church in 1999, has formally requested from the Bishop in writing dispensation to be released from the...

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Christian Resources Exhibition

Friday 19 April 2013

Why not visit the Anglican Catholic Church stand at the International Christian Resources Exhibition at Sandown Park, Esher, Surrey from Tuesday 14th to Friday 17th May 2013...

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Priest Received in Canterbury

Sunday 14 April 2013

The Rt Revd Damien Mead, Bishop Ordinary of the Diocese of the United Kingdom, received into the full communion of the Anglican Catholic Church the Revd Anthony James Chadwick. Fr...

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Diocesan Synod

Saturday 13 April 2013

The XXII Synod of the Diocese of the United Kingdom was celebrated in style on Saturday 13th April 2013. On the evening before some of the clergy and lay delegates staying in...

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Dartford Mass Change

Saturday 13 April 2013

Service date change. The May Mass at Dartford will be said on Saturday the 11th and not the 25th. This will enable those who wish to attend the Patronal Festival at St...

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Baptism in Canterbury

Wednesday 3 April 2013

On 3rd April 2013, being the Wednesday in Easter Week, The Right Revd Damien Mead baptised Isabella Nainiss, infant daughter of Karina Lemeseva and Artis Nainiss at St Augustine's...

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Easter Day Baptism in Rochester

Tuesday 2 April 2013

On Easter Day, Sunday 31 March 2013, The Ven. Raymond Thompson baptised Tilli Pickering-Fraser, daughter of John Fraser and Lucie Pickering, at Our Lady of Walsingham and Saint...

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Promotion at the Canterbury Church Shop

Tuesday 2 April 2013

The Bishop has announced that from 1st April 2013 Mrs Beatrice Engramer has been promoted to Assistant Shop Manager at the Canterbury Church Shop. Beatrice, who is originally...

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Easter Confirmation

Sunday 31 March 2013

On Holy Saturday, 30th March 2013, during the Paschal Vigil, the Bishop confirmed Katherine Baker at St Augustine's Church, Best Lane, Canterbury. Miss Baker was presented by The...

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Full Church for Baptism in Rochester

Sunday 24 March 2013

Lucie Jessica Jean Bath was Baptised at Our Lady and Saint Francis, Rochester by Fr Raymond Thompson on Palm Sunday, 24 March 2013. Lucie is pictured with her parents Darren and...

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Job Vacancy - Canterbury Church Shop & Pilgrim's Refectory

Friday 22 March 2013

Applications are invited for the position of 'Refectory Supervisor'. Canterbury Church Shop Ltd is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic individual to supervise our new...

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New Font in South Molton

Friday 8 March 2013

The clergy and indeed the laity in our small diocese have always had to be creative and inventive to find solutions to some of the problems that we face in our life together as a...

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Canterbury Church Shop News

Friday 8 March 2013

The Bishop has announced that the Canterbury Church Shop Ltd has signed a lease on the historic Conquest House, 17 Palace Street, Canterbury, Kent. In the next few months the...

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XXII Diocesan Synod

Tuesday 5 March 2013

The Twenty Second Annual Synod of the Diocese of the United Kingdom will be held, by kind permission, at Central Hall, Westminster on Saturday 13th April 2013. The Day will...

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Establishment of Perkins Library

Tuesday 19 February 2013

Theological Library in Memory of The Revd Timothy James Perkins 21.04.62 â 04.08.11 The Diocese has begun to assemble books for a library of theological books in memory of...

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International Christian Resources Exhibition 2013

Monday 18 February 2013

From Tuesday 14th - Friday 17th May 2013 the Anglican Catholic Church - Diocese of the United Kingdom has booked a stand at the International Christian Resources Exhibition...

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Sorting out the Sacristy in Rochester

Tuesday 12 February 2013

Peep round any vestry door and you will find young sacristans in training! Fr Raymond Thompson, Archdeacon of the Diocese and Parish Priest of Our Lady of Walsingham and St...

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Durham House Group in Formation

Friday 1 February 2013

In response to the Bishop's request that our scattered and more isolated members consider the formation of a House Group in their areas to facilitate the growth of the Diocese. A...

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Resignation of Whitby Priest

Saturday 26 January 2013

The Bishop has announced that he has today, 26th January 2013, received the written and verbal resignation of The Rev Dom Philip-James French, OSB from the ministry and membership...

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South Wales House Group in Formation

Thursday 24 January 2013

The Bishop is pleased to announce the establishment of a new House Group for the ACC in Wales. Following on from recent discussions by the Council of Advice earlier this month...

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Canterbury Church Shop Window Broken

Sunday 13 January 2013

Arriving for the Parish Mass at St Augustine's Church in Canterbury on the morning of the First Sunday after Epiphany (Sunday 13th January) 2012, Bishop Mead discovered that...

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"Anglican Catholic Fellowship"

Tuesday 8 January 2013

On Saturday 5th January 2012, the Bishop and his Council of Advice decided to rename and relaunch the Ministry to isolated members, friends and supporters of the ACC in the...

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First Christmas for New Altar in Manchester

Monday 7 January 2013

The Church of St Alban the Martyr, Salford, Greater Manchester, celebrated Christmas 2012 with a new Altar. The wooded altar with canopy, reredos, gradine, tabernacle and the...

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Baptism in Rochester

Sunday 6 January 2013

On the Feast of the Epiphany, being Sunday 6th January 2013, The Venerable Raymond Thompson, Parish Priest of Our Lady of Walsingham and St Francis, Rochester, Kent, baptised...

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Epiphany Blessing

Sunday 6 January 2013

Before the Sunday Mass on the Feast of the Epiphany (Sunday 6th January 2013). Bishop Damien Mead blessed the Church of St Augustine, Best Lane, Canterbury, Kent and inscribed in...

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