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News for 2014

Christmas in Canterbury

Thursday 18 December 2014

St Augustine's Church, Best Lane, Canterbury launched a Facebook Advertisement inviting people to come to Church this Christmas. On Sunday 21st December the Parish held its annual...

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Carols in South Molton, Devon

Monday 15 December 2014

On Sunday 14th December 2014 Fr Michael Clothier, priest in charge of St Benedicts Mission, South Molton, Devon, officiated at the Missions Carol Service. Some 25 people attended...

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Archdeacons Visitation to Thames Ditton

Monday 15 December 2014

On Gaudete Sunday, 14 December 2014, the Archdeacon, Fr Raymond Thompson, made a Visitation to the Mission of Saint Bede, Thames Ditton. The pictures show the altar, set for Mass...

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Lay Reader Licensed

Sunday 30 November 2014

On Advent Sunday (30th November 2014) the Bishop licensed Mr Harry Ralph Bendelow as a Lay Reader for the Diocese, to serve in the ACC Mission in Pembrokeshire, Wales. The...

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Reception in Canterbury

Saturday 29 November 2014

On Saturday 29th November, being the Vigil of St Andrew, The Right Revd Damien Mead, Bishop Ordinary of the Diocese of the United Kingdom, in St Augustine's Church, Best Lane...

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Canterbury Church Shop News

Monday 24 November 2014

On Saturday 22nd November 2014 the Bishop informed the Diocesan Council of Advice that, with deep regret, the Canterbury Church Shop would be leaving Conquest House in Canterbury...

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Lay Reader to be Licensed

Tuesday 18 November 2014

On Advent Sunday (30th November) 2014 the Bishop intends, Dv, to receive into the full Communion of the ACC and license Mr Harry Bendelow as Lay Reader for the Cymdeithas Saint...

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2014-2015 Diocesan Cycle of Prayer Released

Tuesday 11 November 2014

The Bishop has had the new Diocesan Cycle of Prayer Posted on the Diocesan Website. This can be accessed through the link 'Prayer' on the left hand bar on this screen or by...

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Archdeacons Visitations to Salford and Bolton

Tuesday 4 November 2014

On Sunday 19 October 2014 The Venerable Raymond Thompson, Archdeacon of the Diocese of the United Kingdom, made a Visitation to St Albanâ??s, Salford, where he preached at Matins...

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Bishop Attends College of Bishops Meeting in USA

Sunday 19 October 2014

Bishop Damien Mead is attending the ACC Original Province Meetings in Shelton, Connecticut, USA. The meetings include the College of Bishops, Administrative Council and ACC...

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An Australian Gift for the Bishop

Saturday 11 October 2014

Dianne Mathews is a Parishioner of our Anglican Catholic Church Parish of Saint Hilda's in Maitland, NSW, Australia. Recently she finished an artistic interpretation of Bishop...

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A New Parish Priest

Saturday 11 October 2014

On Saturday 4th October Bishop Damien Mead visited Our Lady of Walsingham & St Francis of Assisi, Rochester, Kent to celebrate Mass, Preach and induct The Revd Dr Jonathan Munn as...

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Bolton Mission Has New Home

Tuesday 7 October 2014

All services at Our Lady & St Edward, Bolton, Lancashire are now at the Cobden Community Centre, Wolfenden Street, Halliwell, Bolton, BL1 8EN. The schedule of services for...

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Harvest Festival in South Molton, Devon.

Tuesday 7 October 2014

The Mission of St Benedict, South Molton, Devon, celebrated their Harvest Festival with 2 very special treats! On Sunday 5th October 2014, Fr. Michael Clothier the Priest in...

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Canterbury Parish Breaks Through 2k Lendwithcare Barrier

Tuesday 23 September 2014

Our Canterbury Parish has broken through the 2000 (pounds) barrier by so far lending 2,077.81 (since November 2012) in micro finance loans which registered developing world...

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4th October 2014 - Rochester Patronal

Tuesday 23 September 2014

The ACC Parish of Our Lady of Walsingham & St Francis of Assisi, Fort Pitt Military Cemetery, City Way, Rochester, Kent will be celebrating their Patronal Festival this year on...

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Canterbury Michaelmas Service For The Suffering Church

Monday 22 September 2014

On Monday 29th September 2014 at 12 noon, Bishop Damien Mead will celebrate Mass for the Feast of St Michael and All Angels, at St Augustine's Church, Best Lane, Canterbury, Kent...

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The Church in Wales (Yr EGLWYS yng NGHYMRU)

Sunday 21 September 2014

Bishop Mead has commented on the recent decision by the Church in Wales (Yr EGLWYS yng NGHYMRU) to admit women to its Episcopate. "Even with all that has been happening in...

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Dartford Patronal Celebrated

Thursday 18 September 2014

On Saturday 13th September 2014 the Mission of St Mary and St Eanswythe celebrated its Patronal Festival. Canon Don Walker celebrated the Mass and preached. This was followed by...

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Canterbury Church Closed for 2 weeks in October

Monday 15 September 2014

ADVANCE NOTICE: From Wednesday 15th October to Wednesday 29th October (inclusive of Sunday 19th and 26th). St Augustine's will be closed. There will be no Church Services between...

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ACC Prayers for Pakistan

Tuesday 9 September 2014

The Bishop requests your prayers for ACC Bishop-Elect Mushtaq Andrew, his people and all the people of Pakistan coping with the severe flooding. Here is a link to the news report...

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Deacon Steps Down

Friday 5 September 2014

The Bishop has received and accepted the resignation of the Revd Jamie Rundle as Parish Deacon of St Augustine's Canterbury, Kent. Fr Deacon Rundle has cited personal reasons for...

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Business as Usual at Church Shop

Friday 5 September 2014

The Canterbury Church Shop has announced on its Facebook page that it is business as usual in the shop which is open Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm. There appears to be a rumour...

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Bishop's 'Suffering Church Appeal' Update

Thursday 4 September 2014

The Diocesan Treasurer, The Revd Dr Jonathan Munn, is pleased to announce that the Bishop's Appeal for the Suffering Church, which he made 2 weeks ago, has so far raised...

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Dartford Patronal

Sunday 31 August 2014

This years Patronal Festival for the Mission of St Mary and St Eanswythe, Dartford, will be held on Saturday 13 September at 12 noon. Please contact the Warden Dr Roy Fidge via...

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Parish Priest Retires in Rochester

Sunday 31 August 2014

On Sunday, 31 August 2014, (Trinity 11) Fr Raymond Thompson retired from active parish ministry at Our Lady of Walsingham and S. Francis of Assisi, Rochester, Kent. He had...

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Church Shop Closed for Stock Take 01.09.14

Saturday 30 August 2014

On Monday 1st September 2014 the Canterbury Church Shop will be closed for Stock Taking. Reopening as usual on Tuesday 2nd September at 10am. The Pilgrims' refectory Cafe will...

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Salford Church Closed For Renovation

Tuesday 26 August 2014

As from the 1st September St.Albans Church, Salford, will be closed until further notice. This is due to a complete floor replacement. Sunday services continue and will take...

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We are called to be Faithful ... that hasn't changed in 2000 years.

Tuesday 26 August 2014

Bishop Mead has recently launched a new advertising campaign on Facebook and through other media. This has proved very successful in gaining more attention for the Diocese around...

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Bishop's Appeal For the Suffering Church

Thursday 21 August 2014

The Right Reverend Damien Mead, Bishop Ordinary of the Diocese of the United Kingdom, has launched an Appeal (both Financial and Spiritual) to aid the Suffering Church. In a...

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Organist (and/or) Cantor Required in our Canterbury Parish

Tuesday 19 August 2014

St Augustine's Church, Best lane, Canterbury, Kent. Organist Required - mainly for our Sunday Service (possible mid week services from time to time) an ability and willingness...

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Happy News From South Wales

Wednesday 13 August 2014

On Wednesday 13th August 2014 the Revd Dr Miles Maylor, originally with the Church in Wales, celebrated the inaugural Mass for the Cymdeithas Saint Deniol ac Asaph / Fellowship of...

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Baptisms in Rochester

Sunday 10 August 2014

On Sunday 10 August 2014 Jack Joseph Lowney and Charlie Thomas Lowney were baptised at Our Lady and Saint Francis , Rochester, Kent by the Parish Priest- The Venerable Raymond...

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The Great War Remembered in Canterbury

Tuesday 5 August 2014

On Monday 4th August at St Augustine's Church, Canterbury, Kent, the Bishop offered a solemn Requiem Mass for the repose of the War Dead of the Great War. Bishop Mead was assisted...

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First World War Commemoration in Rochester Parish

Sunday 3 August 2014

The chapel of the parish of Our Lady of Walsingham and S. Francis, Rochester, is in a unique position in the Diocese in being situated in the midst of a military cemetery wherein...

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Church Chairs & Font For Sale (Canterbury, Kent)

Saturday 26 July 2014

Our Canterbury Church, St Augustine's, Best Lane, Canterbury is embarking upon fund raising to enable the redecoration of the Church and the laying of a new carpet. Although...

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Bishop Condemns Violence Against, and Persecution of Christians

Monday 21 July 2014

Bishop Damien Mead requests the whole Diocese to pray for the persecuted Church around the world. Stating; "Our brothers and sisters in Christ are suffering on an unprecedented...

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Prayer Corner in Canterbury

Monday 21 July 2014

A new development at Conquest House in Canterbury (home of the Canterbury Church Shop and Pilgrims' Refectory) is a prayer corner downstairs in the 11th Century Norman Undercroft...

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South Molton Patronal 2014

Saturday 19 July 2014

On Saturday 19th July 2014 the Mission of St Benedict, South Molton, Devon, celebrated its (transferred) Patronal Festival celebration. (The Solemnity of St Benedict falls on 11th...

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Recent decision by the Church of England's General Synod

Wednesday 16 July 2014

Bishop Mead has been asked to make a statement concerning the above. He has responded by saying: "I am truly sorry that good and faithful Christian's on both sides of the...

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Priest received

Sunday 13 July 2014

On Sunday 13th July 2014, the Bishop received into the full communion of the Anglican Catholic Church the Revd Dr Miles Edward Maylor. The reception took place before the Parish...

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Lending Target Almost Reached

Thursday 10 July 2014

Our Canterbury Parish, (St Augustine's Church, Best Lane, Canterbury) joined the Lendwithcare organisation in November 2012 with the aim of lending 2000 (GBP) in Micro-Finance...

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Centenary Requiem for the War Dead of WWI

Wednesday 9 July 2014

St Augustine's Church, Best Lane, Canterbury. Bishop Mead will celebrate at 12 noon on Monday 4th August 2024 a solemn Mass of Requiem for the repose of the souls of who fought...

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Wedding History

Sunday 6 July 2014

On Saturday 5th July 2014 the Revd Dr Jonathan Munn and Miss Katherine Baker made history in the Diocese when they received the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony* in Eltham College...

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New Priest in Wales (Offeiriad newydd yn Nghymru)

Thursday 3 July 2014

On Sunday 13th July 2014 the Bishop will be receiving into the full Communion of the Anglican Catholic Church, Diocese of the United Kingdom (Anglicanaidd Eglwys Gatholig - yr...

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Patronal Festival, South Molton, Devon

Wednesday 2 July 2014

Saturday 19th July 2014 at 12 noon, Patronal Festival Sung Mass Celebrant: Venerable Raymond Thompson. The service will be followed by a buffet

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Rochester Retirement

Wednesday 2 July 2014

On Sunday 29th June 2014 The Venerable Raymond Thompson, Archdeacon of the Diocese of the United Kingdom and Parish Priest of the Church of Our Lady and St Francis, Rochester...

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Wedding Announcement

Saturday 28 June 2014

The Bishop, Clergy and Laity of the ACC Diocese of the United Kingdom send their very best wishes and assurance of prayers to Father Jonathan Munn, Ph.D., and Miss Katherine...

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Archdeacons Visitation to Dartford

Saturday 28 June 2014

On Saturday 28 June 2014 The Ven. Raymond Thompson made a Visitation to the Mission of St Mary and St Eanswythe, Dartford. The celebrant and preacher at the Mass was The Revd...

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"I am called Alban, and I worship and adore the true and living God who created all things."

Saturday 21 June 2014

Saturday 21st June 2014. Bishop Damien visited the Church of St Alban yhe Martyr, Salford, Greater Manchester to celebrate Mass and preach on the occasion of the Feast of their...

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Bishop to Visit Manchester & Birmingham

Tuesday 17 June 2014

After celebrating the Mass for Corpus Christi, at St Augustine's Church, Canterbury at 12 noon on Thursday 19th June, the Bishop will travel to Manchester to celebrate Mass and...

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Baby Thanksgiving in Canterbury

Sunday 15 June 2014

On Trinity Sunday, 15th June 2014, Bishop Mead officiated at the occasional office of The Churching of Women from the Book of Common Prayer at St Augustine's Church, Canterbury...

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Diocesan Developments in Wales (& Scotland)?

Thursday 12 June 2014

The Bishop reports: "In the coming weeks we should be in a position to see some exciting developments in the Diocese. A priest from the Church in Wales is in the process of...

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Whitsunday celebration in Canterbury

Sunday 8 June 2014

On Whitsunday (Pentecost) 8th June 2014 the Bishop received into the full communion of the ACC before the Parish Mass at St Augustine's Church, Best Lane, Canterbury. Originally...

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ACC National Shrine (USA) 50th Anniversary Walsingham Pilgrimage

Tuesday 3 June 2014

Bishop Mead on behalf of the Clergy and Laity of the Diocese of the United Kingdom extends to the Parish of St James, Cleveland, Ohio, USA greetings and assured prayer for this...

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New Deacon in Canterbury

Sunday 1 June 2014

On Whitsunday (Pentecost) 8th June 2014 Bishop Mead will, D.v., be admitting The Revd Jamie Rundle into the full communion of the Anglican Catholic Church before the 11am Parish...

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Relaunch of the Conquest House Cafe at the Canterbury Church Shop

Sunday 25 May 2014

From Tuesday 27th May 2014 the The Pilgrim' Refectory Cafe at Conquest House will be under new management. The new team will be opening the Cafe 7 days a week from 10am til 4pm...

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Canterbury Patronal

Wednesday 21 May 2014

Our Canterbury Church celebrated it's Patronal Festival on Saturday 24th May 2014 with Pontifical Sung Mass at 12 noon followed by a Parish Lunch at the Pilgrims' Refectory at...

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Rochester Baptism

Tuesday 13 May 2014

On the afternoon of Sunday 11th May 2014 The Venerable Raymond Thompson, Archdeacon of the Diocese and Parish Priest of Our Lady of Walsingham & St Francis, Rochester, Kent...

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South Wales Mass

Monday 12 May 2014

On Sunday 11th May 2014 the Bishop visited St Asaph's ACC House Group which meets near Swansea. During his visit he celebrated Mass and was able to use the occasion to present the...

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Confirmations in South Molton, Devon

Saturday 10 May 2014

Confirmation and Mass today at St Benedicts, South Molton, Devon. Bishop Damien conferred the Sacrament of Confirmation on Florence (Flo) Alderman and Anthony (Tony) Potts. The...

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Bishops Visitation to Devon & South Wales 9th - 12th May 2014

Tuesday 6 May 2014

The Bishop will be on visitation on Friday 9th May and Saturday 10th to the Mission of St Benedict in South Molton, Devon (where he will confer the Sacrament of Confirmation on...

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Lift High The Cross! XXIII Diocesan Synod

Saturday 3 May 2014

On Saturday 3rd May 2014 being the Feast of the Invention of the Holy Cross the XXIII Diocesan Synod was held in Westminster. The Bishop was the celebrant and preacher at the...

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On the Eve of the XXIII Synod

Thursday 1 May 2014

This weekend sees the Diocese hold its XXIII Annual Diocesan Synod. Delegates staying in London tomorrow night will gather for the pre Synod evening meal at the Radisson Blu...

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Walsingham Pilgrimage

Monday 21 April 2014

The ACC Mission of Our Lady & St Edward, Bolton, Lancashire will be on pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham, Norfolk from 13th - 15th May. Led by the Mission's...

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Easter Egg Hunt in Rochester

Monday 21 April 2014

Easter Egg Hunt at Our Lady of Walsingham & St Francis of Assisi, Rochester, Kent. Lola, Beth, Sofia, Keira and Tilli, five of the youngest members of the Rochester...

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Baptism in South Molton, Devon

Sunday 20 April 2014

Congratulations to Mrs Florence Alderman (known to one and all as Flo) aged 82 who was baptised this morning (Easter Day 2014) at the ACC Mission of St Benedict, South Molton...

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Bishop to Visit South Wales

Tuesday 8 April 2014

Following on from his visit to South Molton, Devon for Confirmations on Saturday 10th May 2014, Bishop Mead will be paying a visit to the St Asaph's Anglican Catholic Fellowship...

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Synod 2014

Tuesday 8 April 2014

Our Annual Diocesan Synod will be held on Saturday 3rd May 2014. By kind permission the venue this year will once again be Central Hall, Storey's Gate, Westminster. The day...

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Confirmation in South Molton, Devon.

Tuesday 8 April 2014

On the Feast of St Damien of Molokai, being Saturday 10th May 2014, at 12 noon Bishop Mead will visit the Mission of St Benedict, South Molton, Devon. He will celebrate Mass...

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Diocesan Chrism Mass 2014

Sunday 30 March 2014

Bishop Mead will celebrate the annual Diocesan Chrism Mass, at which the Holy Oils used in the Sacramental life of the Church are consecrated, on the Wednesday in Holy Week (16th...

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Church Shop Welcomes New 'Staff Member'

Saturday 29 March 2014

The Canterbury Church Shop & Pilgrims Refectory, Conquest House, 17 Palace Street, Canterbury have a new 'team member'. Don't worry he isn't the new security guard - things...

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Celebration of 40 Years Ministry

Saturday 29 March 2014

Congratulations to the Father Michael Clothier, Obl/OSB on celebrating 40 years in Christian Ministry. On the 28th March 2014 Fr. Michael, priest in charge of the Mission of...

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Lenten Discipline

Tuesday 11 March 2014

Father Howard Marsh, Priest in Charge of the Mission of Our Lady & St Edward, Bolton, Lancashire is encouraging both his congregation and that of St Alban the Martyr (not to...

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Annual Walsingham Pilgrimage from Bolton

Thursday 27 February 2014

The Mission of Our Lady & St Edward, Bolton, Lancashire will be on Annual Pilgrimage to Walsingham (England's Nazareth) 2 nights 13th/14th May 2014 details from Fr. Howard...

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Changes to Service Times in St Alban's Church, Salford, Greater Manchester

Friday 21 February 2014

With Immediate Effect: Sunday Services at the Anglican Catholic Church of St. Alban the Martyr, Great Cheetham Street East, Salford, Greater Manchester, are as follows:- ...

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Follow the Diocese on Facebook & Twitter

Saturday 15 February 2014

For sometime the Diocese has had a presence on Facebook but a new development finds us now on Twitter!

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Requiem Mass for Br John-Charles F.O.D.C.

Friday 14 February 2014

On Wednesday 19th February 2014 Bishop Mead will celebrate a Solemn Requiem Mass for the repose of the soul of Archbishop Brother John-Charles (Vockler) F.O.D.C. at 12 noon in St...

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"How can I help you?"

Sunday 9 February 2014

This past week our Bishop, The Right Revd Damien Mead has been standing in for Madame Beatrice Engramer, Manager of the Canterbury Church Shop, while she has a well deserved...

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Raising Funds For The Congo

Friday 7 February 2014

The Canterbury Church Shop has responded to a request from Bishop Mead to help try and raise funds for the Anglican Catholic Church's humanitarian and Christian work in that war...

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RIP: The Most Reverend Brother John-Charles, F.O.D.C.

Thursday 6 February 2014

Bishop Damien Mead reports: "Of your charity please pray for The Most Reverend Brother John-Charles (Vockler) F.O.D.C. who has entered his eternal rest. Archbishop Haverland...

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Supporting People in Developing Countries

Tuesday 28 January 2014

Our Pro-Cathedral Parish, St Augustine's Church, Canterbury, Kent, actively supports through micro finance loans people in the developing world who are working themselves out of...

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Diocesan Anniversary

Friday 24 January 2014

Today, 24th January 2013, marks the 22nd Anniversary of the Foundation of the Anglican Catholic Church - Diocese of the United Kingdom Diocesan Prayer: O ALMIGHTY and...

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Church Shop Window Broken

Tuesday 7 January 2014

The Canterbury Church Shop & Pilgrims' Refectory reports that one of the windows of Conquest House, the shop's historic home in Canterbury's Palace Street has recently suffered...

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