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News for 2016

Christmas 2016 Edition of the Diocesan Magazine Published

Friday 23 December 2016

Hard copies have been distributed and the Magazine is available in .pdf format below.

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Archdeacons Notes - December 2016

Tuesday 20 December 2016

The latest notes (December 2016) from the desk of the Archdeacon have now been uploaded in .pdf format.

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Diocesan Chancellor Honoured with International Award.

Monday 5 December 2016

On Monday 5th December 2016 the Bishop, The Right Revd Damien Mead and the Diocesan Secretary Dr Roy Fidge and his wife Mrs Dulcie Fidge attended a Presentation and Reception at...

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The Bishop Reflects on Advent

Saturday 3 December 2016

Bishop Damien Mead writes: "Last week one of my priests, Father Jeen Thomas, was visiting with me for the weekend. We watched my Consecration DVD from 2008, which he hadn't...

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Noah's Ark Welcome

Thursday 24 November 2016

Jodie Hall welcomed Bishop Damien Mead back from his recent 2 week holiday on the Queen Mary 2, after Mass on Sunday 20th November, at St Augustine's Church, Canterbury, with a...

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Canterbury Church Redecorated

Thursday 24 November 2016

At the beginning of November 2016, St Augustine's Church, Canterbury, Kent, was closed for 2 weeks to enable it to be redecorated inside - including the ceiling in the vestry...

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Remembrance Sunday at Sea 2016

Wednesday 23 November 2016

From 5th November to 19th November 2016 Bishop Mead was on a Transatlantic roundtrip from Southampton to New York on the Cunard Flagship Queen Mary 2. Combining a holiday with a...

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Special Service marking Advent in Salford

Tuesday 22 November 2016

On Saturday 3rd December the Church of St Alban the Martyr will meet at 2pm for a special Advent Service. Afterwards there will be a bring and share Afternoon Tea. Details from Fr...

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Keeping a Welcome in the Hillside!

Wednesday 2 November 2016

The Mission of St Deiniol and St Asaph / Eglwys Genhadol Sant Deiniol ac Asaph has been meeting in the beautiful medieval Chapel of Upton Castle, Cosheston, Pembroke Dock...

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Rochester Visitation on the Feast of Christ the King

Wednesday 2 November 2016

On the Feast of Christ the King, October 30, Fr Raymond Thompson made his Archdeacon?s Visitation to the parish of Our Lady of Walsingham and S. Francis, Rochester. At the...

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Bolton Patronal Sunday 30th October 2016

Sunday 30 October 2016

On Sunday 30th October, Bishop Damien Mead, visited The ACC Mission of Our Lady & St Edward, K&C, in Bolton, Greater Manchester to celebrate Mass and preach at the Mission's...

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2016 - 2017 Diocesan Cycle of Prayer Available

Saturday 29 October 2016

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Canterbury Church Closed For Redecoration

Thursday 27 October 2016

St Augustine's Church, Best Lane, Canterbury, is currently closed (from Thursday 27th October until Saturday 19th November) for redecoration. The nearest ACC Church is Our Lady &...

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New ACC Bishop for The Philippines

Friday 21 October 2016

Congratulations to the Right Reverend John Benedict McDonald, CGS, who, during the ACC College of Bishops Meeting in Connecticut, USA, was consecrated on 20th October 2016 as...

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New ACC House Group Established in Bristol

Friday 14 October 2016

The latest ACC House Group has been established with the Bishop's blessing and dedicated to Our Lady of Glastonbury. Meeting in Bristol but hoping to cover the Bristol / Bath area...

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Baptism, Confirmation & Reception in Canterbury

Sunday 9 October 2016

On Sunday 9th October 2016 Bishop Damien Mead Baptised before the Parish Mass received James Matthew Tuite, who is studying theology at Christchurch University, into the full...

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Celebration in Rochester

Saturday 8 October 2016

On Saturday 8th October 2016 Bishop Damien Mead paid his annual visitation to the Church of Our Lady of Walsingham & St Francis, Rochester, Kent to celebrate the Parish's...

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2017 Pilgrimage Dates

Monday 3 October 2016

The Mission of Our Lady and St Edward, Bolton, is once again organising 2 pilgrimages in the 2017 season. Their next Pilgrimage to the Shrine at Our Lady of Walsingham will...

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Guest Preacher in Canterbury

Monday 12 September 2016

On Sunday 11th September 2016 The Revd Michael Weaver, (Rector of The Anglican Catholic Church of the Ascension, Centreville, Virginia, USA - see link below to their website) was...

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Dartford Celebration

Saturday 10 September 2016

Patronal Festival, Dartford On Saturday 10 September the Mission of Our Lady and St Eanswythe celebrated the annual Patronal Festival. The Archdeacon, Fr Raymond Thompson, was...

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RIP: Stuart Charles Trotter OBE

Wednesday 7 September 2016

Of your Charity please pray for the repose of the soul of Stuart Charles Trotter, OBE. 5th October 1937 - 10th July 2016. Bishop Damien Mead writes: " Stuart was an ACC Member...

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Rochester Patronal 2016

Saturday 3 September 2016

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Rochester Priest to move in January '17

Wednesday 31 August 2016

The Revd Dr Jonathan Munn, Priest in Charge at the Church of Our Lady of Walsingham & St Francis, Rochester, Kent, will be leaving the Parish on 1st January 2017 to move to...

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Some Dates from the Bishop's Diary

Tuesday 30 August 2016

Some selected dates from Bishop Damien's diary in the coming months: The Patronal Festival of the Mission of St Deiniol and St Asaph / Eglwys Genhadol Sant Deiniol ac Asaph...

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Bolton Mission Diary Updated

Tuesday 30 August 2016

The Mission of Our Lady & St Edward, Bolton, Greater Manchester, has a new 2 month schedule of services available as a .pdf download on their Missions page. Please click on the...

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Dartford Patronal 2016

Tuesday 30 August 2016

The Mission of St Mary & St Eanswythe, Dartford, Kent will be celebrating their Patronal Mass on Saturday 10th September 2016. Please see their Missions page for contact details...

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Bolton Assumptiontide Pilgrimage to Ferneyhalgh

Wednesday 17 August 2016

As part of the Assumptiontide festivities at the Mission of Our Lady & St Edward, Bolton, a pilgrimage was made to the Shrine of The Blessed Virgin Mary at Ladyewell, Ferneyhalgh...

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+ RIP Fr Jacques Hamel.

Tuesday 26 July 2016

Bishop Mead writes: "The shock, horror and profound sadness at the many atrocities being committed across the world in the name of the Islamic religion have today, Tuesday 26th...

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ACC Visitors in Canterbury

Monday 25 July 2016

4 young people from the Anglican Catholic Church in the USA visited our Canterbury Church of St Augustine, for Mass on Sunday 24th July 2016. The visitors; Philip James, Alice...

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Archdeacons Visit to Dartford

Monday 25 July 2016

On Saturday 23 July Fr Raymond Thompson made his annual Visitation to the Mission of St Mary and St Eanswythe, Dartford, where Canon Don Walker celebrated and preached. He is...

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Our Gracious Queen

Friday 22 July 2016

Last month the Bishop wrote to the Queen on behalf of the Clergy and Laity of the Diocese, and indeed of the wider Original Province, offering her congratulations on the occasion...

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Raising Money For Charity.

Tuesday 19 July 2016

ACC Member Roy Hipkiss is going on an epic journey from Lands End to John O'Groats in a convoy of Range Rovers to raise money for Charity. The official beneficiaries are "Help for...

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Diocesan Office Telephone

Monday 18 July 2016

We have just become aware of a fault on the Diocesan Office telephone line. This is being addressed. Contact via email is unaffected.

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New Book from ACC Bishop of the Congo

Saturday 16 July 2016

The Right Reverend Steven Ayule-Milenge l, ACC Bishop Ordinary of the Diocese of the Congo has published a book. Bishop Ayule-Milenge sold his house to fund the establishment of...

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Bishop in Pembrokedock

Sunday 10 July 2016

A lovely warm welcome this morning Sunday 10th July 2016, at the ACC Mission of St Deiniol and St Asaph / Eglwys Genhadol Sant Deiniol ac Asaph in the 13th Century Chapel of Upton...

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Episcopal Visitation to Pembrokeshire

Monday 4 July 2016

The Bishop will be celebrating Mass and preaching at 11am at the ACC Mission of St Deiniol and St Asaph / Eglwys Genhadol Sant Deiniol ac Asaph in the Chapel of Upton Castle...

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Arthur Roger Dawson, Bishop. 09/09/1938 - 02/07/2016

Saturday 2 July 2016

It is with great sadness that the Bishop has announced the death today, Saturday 2nd July 2016, of The Right Reverend A. Roger Dawson, retired ACC Bishop of Caracas, Venezuela. ...

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2016 Bolton Pilgrimage to Walsingham

Thursday 30 June 2016

Our Bolton Mission was once again on Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham, Norfolk from 13th June to 16th June 2016. This annual outing for members, friends and...

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American Visitors in Canterbury

Sunday 26 June 2016

On Sunday 26th June 2016 our Canterbury Parish was visited by The Rev Canon Charles Nalls and his wife Elizabeth and daughter Laura. The family are on holiday in the UK from their...

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Bishop in Bolton

Sunday 19 June 2016

On Trinity IV, Sunday 19thJune 2016, the Bishop celebrated Mass and preached at The Mission of Our Lady and St Edward, Bolton, Greater Manchester. The Mission meets, by kind...

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Triple Celebration in Salford, Greater Manchester

Saturday 18 June 2016

On Saturday 18th June 2016 the Bishop celebrated Mass, preached and confirmed Mrs Deborah Tesfaye at the Church of St Alban the Martyr, Salford, Greater Manchester. The Parish...

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Baby Thanksgiving in Canterbury

Sunday 12 June 2016

On Trinity III, Sunday 12th June 2016, during Mass, Bishop Mead, Rector of St Augustine's Church, Canterbury, performed the office of the 'Churching of Women' - slightly adapted...

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A Weekend of Royal Celebration

Friday 10 June 2016

Suitably decorated the Canterbury Church Shop and the Bishops home, both in High Street, Lydd, Kent are joining in with the Cinque Port Towns Royal celebration. On Friday 10th...

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Bishop Mead's Diary for June & July 2016

Monday 6 June 2016

Saturday 11th June: The Bishop is hosting a Garden Party at his home in Lydd to celebrate HM The Queen's 90th Birthday for members and supporters of the Constitutional Monarchy...

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Priest received on the Feast of the Holy Trinity

Saturday 21 May 2016

On Trinity Sunday (22nd May) 2016 the Bishop received into the full communion of the Anglican Catholic Church the Reverend Jeen George Thomas (47), from the Syro-Malabar Catholic...

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Visit to France

Tuesday 26 April 2016

On Monday 25th April 2016 the Bishop visited the ACC Chaplaincy of St Mary the Virgin, Hautot Saint Sulpice, France and spent time with the Chaplain, Fr Anthony Chadwick and his...

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Service Changes in Canterbury

Monday 18 April 2016

From Monday 25th April to Monday 16th May the only Mass at St Augustine's Church, Canterbury, will be on Sunday 8th May. Bishop Damien will be on visitation to the ACC Mission in...

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VIDEO - XXV Diocesan Synod & Ordination

Thursday 14 April 2016

An edited version (70 mins) of the video taken at the XXV Diocesan Synod Mass Ordination is now available to view on Youtube. Clicking on the link below will take you to it.

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Ordination & Synod

Sunday 10 April 2016

On Saturday 9th April 2016, the Bishop ordained The Revd Roger Bell to the Order of Deacon in the Church of God. The ordination took place during the Solemn Pontifical High Mass...

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Bolton Mission Pilgrimage to Walsingham 2016

Monday 4 April 2016

Our Bolton Mission is once again on Pilgrimage tio the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham, Norfolk. From 13th June to 16th June 2016. Arrive Monday 13th June at approx 4pm for...

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XXV Diocesan Synod & Ordination

Monday 4 April 2016

The XXV Annual Synod of the Diocese of the United Kingdom will be convened this Saturday (9th April 2016) at Central Hall, Westminster (by kind permission). The opening Pontifical...

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Raising the Roof in Lydd

Thursday 24 March 2016

The Chapel in the grounds of the Bishop's home, "St Nicholas House" in Lydd, Kent, is receiving its long awaited new roof this week. The Chapel is dedicated to St Nicholas ...

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Prayers for Belgium

Tuesday 22 March 2016

The Bishop, Clergy and laity of the Diocese of the United Kingdom extend their prayerful condolences to the families and friends of the victims of the terrorist bombing in...

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Resignation of Priest & Mission - South Molton, Devon

Friday 18 March 2016

The Bishop has confirmed that he recently accepted the resignation from the ministry and membership of the Anglican Catholic Church the Revd Michael Colin Clothier Obl/OSB...

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Diocesan Chrism Mass

Thursday 17 March 2016

On the Wednesday in Holy Week the Bishop will be blessing the Holy Oils for use in the coming year in our Parishes and Missions. The Chrism Mass will be celebrated at 12 noon at...

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Bishops Passiontide Message 2016

Tuesday 15 March 2016

Bishop Mead has issued a message for Passiontide.

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New Pulpit in Canterbury

Friday 11 March 2016

Our Canterbury Parish, St Augustine's, took delivery recently of a new pulpit purchased secondhand at auction. The Bishop, commenting on his Facebook page, said: "The new pulpit...

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A Lenten Reflection

Thursday 11 February 2016

Bishop Damien posted the following on his Facebook page on Ash Wednesday. "+ Remember O man thou art dust, and unto dust thou shalt return. As the seasons of the Church year...

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Archdeacon's Notes on Webpage

Tuesday 26 January 2016

Since September last year Archdeacon Thompson has distributed an occasional letter to the Parishes and Missions of the Diocese, mainly to the clergy and senior laity, although...

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Interested in the ACC ? Isolated?

Sunday 17 January 2016

Interested in joining the Anglican Catholic Church in the UK? Nowhere near an existing ACC Parish or Mission? The first step to establish an ACC presence in your area may be...

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Cambridgeshire House Group in Formation

Friday 15 January 2016

The Bishop is pleased to announce that a new House Group is being formed in St Neots to serve those interested in the ACC. This will be in the care of Fr Gregory Wassen, an ACC...

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24th Anniversary of Foundation

Friday 15 January 2016

on 24th January 2016 we celebrate the 24th Anniversary of the foundation of our Diocese in 1992. Almighty and everlasting God, by whose Spirit the whole body of the Church is...

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Anglican Communion Primates Meet in Canterbury

Thursday 7 January 2016

Our Bishop, The Right Revd Damien Mead, commented on the forthcoming meeting in Canterbury, of the Primates of the Anglican Communion. "As the Primates of the Anglican...

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