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Is God calling you to ministry?

To be called by God is to experience a deep and personal stirring within one's soul. All who believe in the person and power of Jesus Christ, all who are baptised, are called to walk with their brothers and sisters on their journey to the Lord. This is an open call to...

Bishop’s Award 2022

On Saturday 26th February the Bishop announced to his Diocesan Council of Advice that the recipient of his 2022 Bishop’s Award for Exemplary Lay Service to the Church, was to be Mr Michael Smales. Mr Smales, who was at the meeting, was taken by surprise, but...

New Diocesan Appointments Announced

On Saturday 26th February 2022 the Bishop reported to the Council of Advice meeting at the Holiday Inn Hotel, Great Barr, the following: "Provincial Synod 2023. Next years Original Province Synod will take place in Orlando, Florida, USA, from 9th – 13th October. I...

XXX Diocesan Synod to be Held in Great Barr

This year the Diocese of the United Kingdom will be holding its 30th Annual Synod. Departing from previous practice this years Synod will be held in the Holiday Inn Birmingham M6 Jct 7, Chapel Lane, Great Barr, Birmingham B43 7BG, on Saturday 30th April 2022. The day...

Pro-Cathedral Roof Tiles Lost to Eunice – 18 Feb 2022

Storm Eunice took some tiles off the roof of the Pro-Cathedral of St Augustine, Painters Forstal, Kent. Not many but with more rain and strong winds forecast the congregation were concerned about getting repairs done as soon as possible. Before Mass on Sexagesima...

The Accession of HM Queen Elizabeth II – 6th February 2022

The Bishop, Clergy and People of the Diocese of the United Kingdom give thanks to Almighty God for the Platinum Jubilee marking the 70th Anniversary of Her Majesty the Queen’s Accession, 6th February 1952. ALMIGHTY God, who rulest over all the kingdoms of the world,...

30th Anniversary Celebration – 24th January 2022

Prayerfully celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the foundation of our diocese. 24th January 1992 – 24th January 2022 Collect Almighty and everlasting God, by whose Spirit the whole body of the Church is sanctified: receive our prayerful thanksgiving for the foundation...

Knight of the Order of St George

The Grand Prior of the Order of St George has conveyed to the Bishop the news that the Council of the Priory of the United Kingdom has unanimously agreed to advance him to the rank of Knight within the Order in recognition of his support of the Orders work. ...

Pro-Cathedral Windows Completed – January 2022

Recently the last of the new coloured windows in our pro-Cathedral of St Augustine of Canterbury, Eastling Road, Painters Forstal, Kent, were installed. Four windows await new frames in the new year, but the bishop and congregation are very pleased with the results.