On Sunday 26th November the congregation of St Augustine’s Church Canterbury, celebrated their last Sunday service in Best Lane, Canterbury, which they have called home for 10 years.
Bishop Damien celebrated and preached assisted by Deacon Rich Mulholland. afterwards the Church Wardens, Organist, Secretary, Treasurer, together with the Curate and Rector posed for the last photo in the Sanctuary. the Tabernacle was empty and the candles were extinguished during the final hymn. The concluding Angelus devotion to the BVM was offered for those who will follow them – whoever they may be and for whatever lawful and moral purpose to which they put the building. It is likely to be retail or perhaps a cafe.
During December and over Christmas services will be held in the Chapel of St Nicholas of Myra, St Nicholas House, 42-48 High Street, Lydd, Romney Marsh, Kent TN29 9AN.
In January the congregation will move into their new Church home in Painters Forstal near Faversham.