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News for 2017

Forthcoming Patronal celebration in Bolton

Wednesday 18 October 2017

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The Bishop in the USA

Monday 16 October 2017

During Bishop Mead?s extended trip to the USA to attend the 2017 Joint Anglican Synods he has also fulfilled preaching engagements and visited ACC Churches, clergy and laity. On...

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2017 Anglican Joint Synods- Keynote Speaker at Synod Banquet

Wednesday 11 October 2017

Anglican Joint Synod - Keynote speaker at the Joint Synods Banquet - Fr. Clendenin. Click on Link Below for the video.

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DUK Lay Man Receives Prestigious Award

Wednesday 11 October 2017

A UK delegate to Provincial Synod received special and significant recognition by the Church. Mr Roy Hipkiss was presented by the Archbishop with the Col. Jack Lane Award for Lay...

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Congregation of the Good Samaritan

Wednesday 11 October 2017

During the Provincial Synod in Atlanta Georgia USA, Mr James Tuite, Lay Reader at the Mission of Our Lady of Glastonbury, Bristol, was clothed as a Novice of the ACC's Religious...

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2017 Anglican Joint Synods

Wednesday 11 October 2017

From 4th - 6th October Bishop Damien Mead, Fr Roger Bell, Deacon Richard Mulholland, Dr Roy Fidge, Mr Roy Hipkiss and Mr James Tuite attended the biannual Synod of the Original...

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Bristol Mission Podcast

Friday 8 September 2017

A new initiative of the Mission of Our Lady of Glastonbury, Bristol, is a regular Podcast. The links below will take you to the podcast and to the Mission's page.

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Raising Money for the Homeless in Medway, Kent.

Saturday 2 September 2017

On Saturday 2nd September the Bishop was in Chatham to judge a Children's Fancy Dress competition - part of a fundraising event to help Homeless people in Medway. Remarking that...

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Dartford Patronal

Tuesday 29 August 2017

DARTFORD MISSION PATRONAL On Saturday 9th September the Bishop will visit the Mission of St Mary & St Eanswythe, Dartford, Kent for their Patronal Festival. This tiny but...

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2017 Anglican Joint Synods, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Tuesday 29 August 2017

In October Bishop Mead will lead the delegates from the Diocese of the United Kingdom to the ACC Provincial Synod in Atlanta, Ga. the Bishop will be accompanied by Fr Roger Bell...

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Confirmation & Receptions in South Wales

Sunday 20 August 2017

On Trinity XI (Sunday 27th August), the Bishop visited the Mission of St Deiniol and St Asaph / Eglwys Genhadol Sant Deiniol ac Asaph, in Pembrokeshire, South Wales. During his...

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Bishop Visits the Netherlands

Friday 11 August 2017

On Sunday 13th August Bishop Mead visited the ACC Mission of St Boniface / Gemeenschap van Sint Bonifatius in Holland. He celebrated Mass and preached at 1pm at (by kind...

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Bolton Assumptiontide Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Fernyhalgh.

Saturday 5 August 2017

Our Lady and St Edward, Bolton will be celebrating the Feast of the Assumption at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fernyhalgh, Ladyewell, Lancashire on 15th August. 11am Rosary...

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Bristol Mission Mass

Thursday 3 August 2017

The Mission of Our Lady of Glastonbury, Bristol, met in the Abbey ruins of Glastonbury Abbey for Mass in St Patrick's Chapel on Wednesday 2nd August, celebrated by Bishop...

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The ACC in North Wales

Saturday 29 July 2017

Services at the Mission of the Good Shepherd & St Tudwal / Cenhadaeth Y Bugail Da a Sant Tudwal. Meeting at: 11am Mass (Bilingual) at the Chapel of the Holy Trinity, Gwydir...

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New Diocesan Directory Published

Friday 21 July 2017

The Diocesan Office took delivery this week of attractive new ring binders for the Diocesan Directory. In future A5 printed pages appropriately hole-punched will be used to update...

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New Pro-Cathedral in Kent

Tuesday 11 July 2017

After almost 2 years of searching and 1 year of negotiations and patiently waiting, the congregation of St Augustines Church, Canterbury have had their offer to purchase a former...

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Launch of Dutch Chaplaincy

Monday 10 July 2017

The Chaplaincy of St. Boniface of Fulda is a very small, but dedicated, new missionary effort of the Anglican Catholic Church. It is located in the North-East of the Netherlands...

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Ad multos annos! 21st Anniversary Celebration in North Wales

Sunday 9 July 2017

On Saturday 8th July, Father Gareth Parry celebrated a special Mass of Thanksgiving for twenty-one years in Holy Orders, at the Chapel of the Holy Trinity, Gwydir Uchaf, Llanrwst...

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North Wales Celebration

Thursday 6 July 2017

Congratulations to Fr Gareth Parry on the 21st Anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood. Fr Parry (who is Priest in Charge of the Mission of Good Shepherd & St...

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Appointment of Organist in Canterbury

Monday 3 July 2017

The Bishop has announced the appointment of Dr Michael Bond, BMus, ARCM, as Organist at St Augustine's Church, Canterbury, Kent. Dr Bond studied the Organ at Bristol Cathedral...

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Bishop's Award For Lay Service 2017

Thursday 29 June 2017

On Sunday 25th June Bishop Mead visited the Church of St Alban the Martyr, Salford, Greater Manchester, to celebrate the Parish's Patronal Festival of St Alban. After the Mass he...

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Rochester Service Announcement

Thursday 29 June 2017

IMPORTANT NOTICE Due to a family emergency Fr Jeen Thomas has had to travel to Italy. There will be no services during July at Our Lady of Walsingham & St Francis, Rochester...

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New Priest & Reception

Saturday 24 June 2017

Congratulations to Father Roger Bell who was ordained to the sacred order of priest in the Church of God by Bishop Mead in the Church of All Souls, Bolton, today the Feast of the...

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Bolton Ordination & Salford Patronal

Thursday 22 June 2017

Bishop Damien Mead will, Dv, be in Bolton this Saturday (24th June) to ordain The Revd Roger Bell to the sacred priesthood. Fr Bell will continue as Curate at Our Lady & St...

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Reception in Canterbury

Sunday 4 June 2017

On Pentecost Sunday the Bishop, celebrating the Feast in our Canterbury Church, received Mrs Judith Anne Anderson into the full communion of the Anglican Catholic Church from the...

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New Beginnings in Rochester

Saturday 3 June 2017

A wonderfully big celebration for our very little Church today - Saturday 3rd June. The Bishop came to celebrate Mass, preach and License and induct Fr Jeen Thomas as our Priest...

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Rochester Church prepares for its new Priest

Thursday 1 June 2017

The Chapel home of Our Lady of Walsingham & St Francis of Assisi, Rochester, Kent, has recently undergone an extensive refurbishment and redocration inside and out, and which is...

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Statement From Bishop Mead on the Manchester Arena Bomb.

Tuesday 23 May 2017

The Bishop has made the following statement following yesterday's Terrorist Attack in Manchester Arena. "While all normal, decent people throughout our country and around the...

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Walsingham Pilgrimage

Friday 12 May 2017

Just to remind everyone that Our Lady & St Edward, Bolton, are on pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham 17th - 19th May. Further details via their web page below:

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10th Anniversary Celebration

Friday 12 May 2017

On Saturday 27th May 2017 our Canterbury congregation celebrate their Patronal Festival. St Augustine's have been worshipping in their present Church building for 10 years...

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Name Day Gift

Thursday 11 May 2017

On Wednesday 10th May, the Feast of St Damien of Molokai, the Bishop was in Glastonbury to celebrate Mass for the small group of ACC Pilgrims gathered there. Before the service...

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Glastonbury Pilgrimage

Monday 8 May 2017

On Wednesday 10th May at 12:30pm the Bishop celebrated Mass in the Chapel of St Patrick, within the ruins of Glastonbury Abbey. This pilgrimage was arranged by the newest...

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Induction of Rochester Priest

Wednesday 3 May 2017

On Saturday 3rd June 2017 the Bishop will celebrate Pontifical Sung Mass and rededicate the Church of Our Lady of Walsingham & St Francis of Assisi, Rochester, after the Chapel's...

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Priest to be ordained in Bolton

Tuesday 2 May 2017

On Saturday 24th June 2017, The Feast of the Nativity of St John the Baptist, the Bishop intends, Dv, to ordain the Reverend Roger Frederick Bell to the sacred order of Priest at...

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24 years and 4 priests later ...

Monday 1 May 2017

On Saturday 29th April 2017 the Diocese held its Annual Synod in London. After the Synod Mass 3 former Parish Priests of the Church of Our Lady of Walsingham & St Francis of...

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XXVI Diocesan Synod

Monday 1 May 2017

On Saturday 29th April 2017 the Diocese gathered in Synod. Celebrating our 25th anniversary of foundation, the clergy and lay delegates met at Methodist Central Hall, Westminster...

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Refurbishment of Rochester Church

Wednesday 26 April 2017

"I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the House of our God." Psalm 122:1 On Wednesday 26th April, Bishop Mead visited Rochester to see how the redecoration and...

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Lay Reader to be Licensed

Friday 21 April 2017

**UPDATE** The Bishop has decided, following a request from the delegates to the Diocesan Synod from Our Lady of Glastonbury, Bristol, to bring forward James Tuites licensing as...

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Intellectual Property Rights Trade Mark

Thursday 20 April 2017

With the increasing occurrence of the ACC Name and Shield being used in unauthorised ways, including from time to time people falsely claiming to be members and priests of our...

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Chrism Mass 2017

Tuesday 11 April 2017

Bishop Mead will be celebrating the Diocesan Chrism Mass tomorrow, Wednesday 12th April, at 12 noon in St Augustine's Church, Best Lane, Canterbury. The Venerable Raymond...

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South Sudan Appeal

Thursday 30 March 2017

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Golden Wedding Congratulations

Wednesday 29 March 2017

The Diocesan Secretary, Dr Roy Fidge and his wife Mrs Dulcie Fidge held a celebratory meal at Birchwood Golf Club, near their home in Dartford, Kent. The occasion on Sunday 26th...

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Westminster Attack - Wednesday 22/03/2017

Friday 24 March 2017

Bishop Mead writes: "As the United Kingdom, and the World, witnesses the aftermath unfolding of the terror attack in Westminster on Wednesday. We pray for those who have died...

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Establishment of European Deanery

Tuesday 21 March 2017

On March 14th The Most Reverend Mark Haverland, Metropolitan of the Original Province and Acting Primate of the Anglican Catholic Church appointed the Right Reverend Damien Mead...

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XXVI Diocesan Synod in April

Monday 20 March 2017

The XXVI Synod of the Diocese of the United Kingdom (Anglican Catholic Church) will be held, Dv, on Saturday 29th April 2017. By kind permission the Synod will once again be held...

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A Franciscan Cross for Rochester

Thursday 9 March 2017

Currently the Church in Rochester is closed for redecoration, inside and out, and a certain amount of reordering before Fr Jeen Thomas takes over the Parish in May. Co-dedicated...

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Recent events in the Church of England concerning Bishop Philip North:

Thursday 9 March 2017

Bishop Damien Mead writes: "We are at this time praying for our traditional Anglican brothers and sisters in the Church of England and especially for the Bishop of Burnley...

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New Provisional Mission in North Wales

Sunday 26 February 2017

Fr Gareth Parry, recently received into the ACC and originally ordained in the Church of Wales, is busy establishing the ACC's work in North Wales. The Bishop has agreed the...

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Priest received from North Wales

Friday 3 February 2017

On Sunday 5th February 2017 the Diocese of the United Kingdom welcomed Fr Gareth Parry, who was ordained in the Church in Wales and lives in North Wales, into the full communion...

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Bristol Provisional Mission

Sunday 29 January 2017

The Bishop was in Bristol today (Sunday 29th January) to visit the newest venture in our Diocese and celebrate the inaugural Mass for the Provisional Mission of Our Lady of...

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Diocese Celebrates 25 Years

Tuesday 24 January 2017

Celebrating 25 Years Anglican Catholic Church Diocese of the United Kingdom 24 January 1992 - 24 January 2017 Almighty and everlasting God, by whose Spirit the whole body of...

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Bishop to visit Bristol for Reception & Confirmations

Thursday 19 January 2017

The Bishop will be in Bristol to celebrate Mass and preach. He will also receive a new member of the Church and celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation on Sunday 29th January at...

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Exciting Developments in Continuing Anglicanism 2017

Tuesday 17 January 2017

The leaders of four Continuing Anglican Churches have announced plans for Joint Synods to meet in Atlanta, Georgia, the week of October 2nd to 6th. At the conclusion of the week...

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Rochester Services in Temporary Abeyance

Friday 13 January 2017

From Our Lady of Walsingham & St Francis of Assisi, Rochester, Kent. "We regret to inform everyone that our regular services are currently in abeyance, while we await the...

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Bogus Clergy Alert

Thursday 12 January 2017

Bishop Damien Mead has issued the following warning: Following an enquiry from a member of the public who was recently approached by a man, using the name Havard Stevenson, on...

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Epiphany Message to the Diocese from the Bishop

Wednesday 4 January 2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters, We know that "Epiphany" means manifestation or showing forth and Epiphany-tide follows close on Christmas because we see, as the 3 Magi visit the...

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