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News for 2018

Grateful Appreciation of Diocesan Officer

Thursday 2 August 2018

For many years Mr Roy Hipkiss has served the Diocese in different roles. For many years he has been the Diocesan Safeguarding Officer. With the agreement of the Bishop Mr Hipkiss...

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Diocesan Council Breaks a Record!

Thursday 2 August 2018

On Saturday 14th July the Bishops Diocesan Council of Advice Meeting in Westminster was a little unusual. At the Diocesan Synod in April we had a lot of people elected and/or...

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Resignation of Deacon

Monday 16 July 2018

On 6th July 2018 the Reverend Richard James Mulholland forwarded a letter of resignation (for personal reasons) from the Ministry of the Anglican Catholic Church, to the Bishop...

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New Organ Blessed and Reception

Monday 9 July 2018

On Sunday 8th July the Pro-Cathedral Parish in Kent celebrated the blessing and dedication of their new organ and also welcomed their organist, Dr Michael Bond, into the full...

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Revocation of Licence

Tuesday 3 July 2018

29th May 2018 The Right Reverend Damien Mead, Bishop Ordinary of the Diocese of the United Kingdom, revoked the Licence of The Reverend Richard James Mulholland (Deacon), as...

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Organist to join the Church in Kent

Friday 29 June 2018

On Sunday 8th July the Bishop will, Dv, receive into the full communion of the Anglican Catholic Church, the organist at St Augustine?s Church, Painters Forstal, Kent, Dr Michael...

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Bishop Visits Northern Deanery 23.06.18 - 24.06.18

Tuesday 26 June 2018

On Saturday 23rd June Bishop Mead visited the Church of Our Lady and St Edward, Bolton, to celebrate Mass and preach. After Mass some of those attending enjoyed a splendid lunch...

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Bishop to visit Bolton, Salford and Sheffield

Thursday 21 June 2018

Bishops Visitations this weekend. Saturday 23rd June 12 noon Pontifical Sung Mass & Sermon - Our Lady & St Edward, Bolton, Lancashire. 5pm Meeting Bolton Holiday...

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Renewal of Licences

Saturday 16 June 2018

On Saturday 16th June 2018 The Bishop reappointed and renewed the licences of The Venerable Raymond Thompson (as Archdeacon and Dean of the South) and The Very Reverend Charles...

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The 2018 Diocesan Retreat.

Saturday 16 June 2018

The 2018 Diocesan Retreat. Warm thanks and appreciation to the Roman Catholic Carmelite Community at Aylesford Priory for their hospitality to those of our Diocese on retreat...

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2018 Diocesan Retreat

Monday 11 June 2018

From Tuesday 12th to Thursday 14th June clergy and laity from the Diocese will be on retreat at Aylesford Priory, a Roman Catholic Carmelite foundation, on the bank of the River...

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ACC UK Diocesan Magazine Pentecost 2018

Monday 28 May 2018

The newest edition of our Diocesan Magazine is now available link to the download below.

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Patronal Celebration and Dedication of the Parish of Saint Augustine of Canterbury Painters Forstal Kent

Sunday 27 May 2018

On Saturday 26th May 2018 the Pro Cathedral Parish of Saint Augustine, Painters Forstal, Near Faversham, had their Patronal celebration. Before Mass we asked Gods blessing upon...

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Confirmation & Receptions in South Wales

Sunday 13 May 2018

In beautiful sunshine Bishop Mead visited the Parish of St Deiniol and Asaph with St Giles / Eglwys Sant Deiniol ac Asaph gyda Giles, Pembrokeshire, South Wales. Celebrating...

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New Altar Server

Monday 30 April 2018

On Sunday 29th April (Easter IV) the Church of St Augustine of Canterbury, Painters Forstal, Nr Faversham, Kent saw Mr Andrew Hall serve in the Sanctuary for the first time at the...

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Baptism in Painters Forstal, near Faversham, Kent

Sunday 29 April 2018

On Saturday 28th April 2018 the Archdeacon, The Venerable Raymond Thompson, baptised his grandson Aiden Paul Meredith at St Augustine?s Church, Painters Forstal, Kent. Afterwards...

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Diocesan Synod Condemns Warfare and Violence in Syria

Monday 23 April 2018

A major resolution was passed at our recent Diocesan Synod condemning the warfare and violence in Syria. "Be it resolved that the Bishop, Clergy and Laity of the Anglican...

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Bishops Award 2018 for Exemplary Lay Service

Monday 23 April 2018

During the XXVII Synod of the Diocese of the United Kingdom, Bishop Mead presented his 2018 Bishop's Award for Exemplary Lay Service to Mrs Margaret Bendelow, from the Church of...

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Reception into the ACC at Synod

Monday 23 April 2018

During the XXVII Diocesan Synod Mass the Bishop admitted Mr James Cooper (who worships at St Bede, Thames Ditton) into full membership of the ACC from the Church of England.

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Diocesan Synod News 2018

Monday 23 April 2018

Report of the Diocesan Secretary Dr Roy Fidge on the XXVII Annual Synod of the Diocese of the United Kingdom held on 21 April 2018 ? at The Methodist Central Hall ? (by kind...

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XXVII Diocesan Synod 2018

Thursday 19 April 2018

This Saturday (21st April 2018) delegates to the XXVII Synod of the Diocese of the United Kingsom will gather in Westminster, London. The day begins with a Pontifical High Mass...

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Welsh Confirmations

Monday 16 April 2018

On Sunday 15th April 2018, being Easter II / Good Shepherd Sunday, the Bishop Confirmed and Received into the Anglican Catholic Church Lee Thomas Wilson and Matthew James...

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Bishop Visits North Wales

Thursday 12 April 2018

The Bishop will be in North Wales this weekend. He will visit the ACC Provisional Mission of the Good Shepherd & St Tudwal / Cenhadaeth Y Bugail Da a Sant Tudwal (N Wales). On...

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Baptisms in Rochester

Sunday 8 April 2018

On Low Sunday (8th April) Bishop Mead baptised Amber Kerrigan and Robert Michael Kerrigan, infant children of Daniel and Victoria Kerrigan.

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Lamp Dedicated

Sunday 8 April 2018

On Saturday 7th April (Saturday in Easter Week) Bishop Mead celebrated a Pontifical Sung Mass at St Augustine?s Church, Painters Forstal, Kent, in the presence of the family of...

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Easter Baptisms & Confirmations

Tuesday 3 April 2018

On Easter Day (1st April 2018) The Right Revd Damien Mead baptised Samantha, Jodie and Joshua Hall at St Augustine?s Church, Painters Forstal, Nr Faversham, Kent. The Bishop then...

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2018 Diocesan Chrism Mass

Monday 26 March 2018

Bishop Mead will be celebrating the Diocesan Chrism Mass on Wednesday 28th March, at 12 noon in St Augustines Church, Eastling Road, Painters Forstal, Kent. The Venerable Raymond...

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Resignation of Rochester Parish Priest

Tuesday 20 March 2018

The Bishop has confirmed the resignation of The Revd Jeen Thomas as Parish Priest of Our Lady of Walsingham and St Francis, Rochester, Kent with immediate effect. Fr Thomas...

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Change in Dartford

Thursday 8 March 2018

The Mission of St Mary & St Eanswythe, Dartford, Kent. The Bishop has regretfully (but with full understanding) accepted the resignation of Canon Donald Walker Obl/OSB as the...

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Give As You Live Fundraising

Thursday 8 March 2018

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Bishop celebrates 50th Birthday

Monday 5 March 2018

On 4th March, being the Third Sunday in Lent, the Bishop celebrated his 50th birthday and was given a special birthday buffet lunch after Mass at the pro-cathedral parish of St...

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Virtual Tour of the Pro-Cathedral Church

Tuesday 20 February 2018

The Church of St Augustine of Canterbury, in Painters Forstal, Kent (15 minutes drive from the City of Canterbury) have uploaded a 2 minute virtual tour of the Church on to...

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Bishop Meads Diary for 2018

Thursday 15 February 2018

The Bishops Diary for 2018. Dates will be added and there is a potential for variation due to the Bishops health issues. At the moment the dates are as follows: Wednesday 28th...

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Lay Reader Appointed

Sunday 28 January 2018

On Septuagesima Sunday (28th January) The Bishop visited The ACC Mission of Pur Lady of Glastonbury, Bristol, to celebrate Mass and Preach. Before the service he appointed Dr...

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Presentation of Organ to New Pro-Cathedral

Thursday 25 January 2018

Thanks to the generosity of Dr Michael Bond, Organist at St Augustines Church, Painters Forstal, Nr Faversham Kent. The music and singing at our Pro-Cathedral Parish - recently...

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First Service in St Augustines Church (The Pro-Cathedral Parish), Painters Forstal, Kent

Monday 22 January 2018

The Anglican Catholic Church of St Augustine of Canterbury, Eastling Road, Painters Forstal, Nr Faversham, Kent ME13 0DU will celebrate its first public worship in its new Church...

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New Appointments

Thursday 18 January 2018

The Bishop is pleased to announce two new appointments in the diocese. Firstly, The Reverend Dr. Jonathan Munn Obl OSB has been appointed Warden of Lay Readers. We are so very...

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Methodist Commemoration

Tuesday 9 January 2018

The new home of our Canterbury congregation - the Church of St Augustine of Canterbury, Painters Forstal, Nr Faversham, Kent was for almost 150 years a Methodist Church. In...

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Church Carpet Appeal

Thursday 4 January 2018

Our recently relocated Canterbury congregation have launched a carpet appeal to finish off the renovation and redecoration of their new home in the Village of Painters Forstal, Nr...

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