Saturday 6th July 2024  was a joyous day. The Consecration of St Augustine’s Church, Painters Forstal, Kent and the confirmation that it is to serve as he Cathedral Church of our Diocese. Grateful appreciation to Bishop Damien, Fr Ray, Fr Andrew, Fr Mark, our servers Roy, Aiden, David, our Cantor Barnabas, Organist Louis, to Nikki who oversaw our refreshments afterward, and all those who came to support this important event in the life of our Parish and Diocese.
Sadly Fr Jonathan Munn, who was to preach was unable to join us but he sent his sermon to the Archdeacon who read it on his behalf – It was very moving.
A video of the service has been uploaded to Bishop Damien’ YouTube channel here: