On Saturday 7th May, in Rochester Cathedral The Right Revd Damien Mead was honoured by investiture as a Knight of the Order of St George (KStG) (https://orderofstgeorge.co.uk/) . In the presence of Deputy Lieutenant of Kent, Brigadier Peter Gilbert TD, Councillor Jan Aldous, Mayor of Medway, Admiral of the River Medway, Constable of Rochester Castle and her husband, Mr Tony Aldous, Mayor’s Consort, and other honoured guests. The prayers were led by Order’s Chaplain General, The Revd Martin Charles, GCStG, the Preacher was Canon Dr Gordon Giles, Canon Chancellor of Rochester Cathedral.
On the day Michael Smales, the recently appointed Treasurer for our Diocese, was also formally admitted as an Officer of the Order. The Bishop was pleased to have the support family, friends, ACC Members and representative from the Constitutional Monarchy Association’s Kent Group, of which Bishop Damien is Chairman.

The Order of St George is a worldwide confraternity of men and women who seek to support, in a modest way, the timeless social virtues of compassion, charity, faithfulness and courage – in a word, chivalry. We take our inspiration from the original Order of St. George established in 1326 in Hungary, which was the very first royal and military order of chivalr

The modern Order is a registered charity and a UN accredited NGO. It members are drawn from all walks of life, and from across the globe.  Today’s Officers, Knights, and Dames of St George uphold the virtues of chivalry and undertake to support our charitable and humanitarian mission around the world.