The XXIV Synod of the Diocese of the United Kingdom was convened on Saturday 18th April 2015 at the Cobden Community Centre, Charlotte Street / Wolfenden St, Halliwell, Bolton, BL1 8EY.
The Synod began with a Pontifical Sung Mass at 11am followed by a delicious buffet with the Business Session following in the afternoon. Before the Mass the Bishop received Mr Roger Frederick Bell into the full Communion of the Anglican Catholic Church. He also renewed for terms of 3 years the Licenses for Father Raymond Thompson (Archdeacon and Dean of the Southern Deanery) and Fr Charles Johnson (Dean of the Northern Deanery). During the Mass the Bishop delivered his sermon and charge to the delegates assembled.