Following his health problems in November 2011, when our Bishop was diagnosed with a Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)) in his right leg and bilateral Pulmonary Emboli (PE) on his lungs, The Right Revd Damien Mead has been slowly recovering.

However on Easter III, Sunday 29th April, he once again experienced breathlessness and pain in his chest and right leg. He was admitted to the Kent & Canterbury Hospital that afternoon and has been diagnosed with a second DVT and a suspected PE. He remains in hospital and is receiving excellent care.  He also remains in good cheer and positive and all indications are that he will resume treatment and will make a full recovery in due course. However his response to treatment over the next few days are extremely important.

He hopes to be home and back in Church for this Sunday ( 6th May) however if he isn’t well enough to celebrate Mass,  Mattins from the Book of Common Prayer will replace the 11am Mass.

Your prayers are appreciated and he sends his thanks and gratitude.

All urgent Diocesan matters and enquiries will be dealt with by the Archdeacon, The Venerable Raymond Thompson.


A message from the Bishop (4th May 2012):

“I am now home and tucked up in bed. Thank you every one for your prayers, I am convinced, despite the good care in hospital, that is the secret of my survival and recovery. With my love and gratitude. +DM.”