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Why me? Why now? Why not?

First published on: 18th April 2019

Women in Ministry -&nbsp;June event exploring the barriers and how to overcome them<br /> <br /> 18/04/19<br /> <br /> Celebrations marking 25 years of female priests were held this year yet the number of young women joining the clergy is low.<br /> <br /> The Dioceses of Canterbury,


Church bells to toll for Notre Dame

First published on: 16th April 2019

Following the devastating fire at Notre Dame Cathedral, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York are asking churches across England to toll their bells on Thursday.<br /> <br /> The Archbishops of Canterbury and York are today encouraging, where possible, all ca


Women’s Ministry update

First published on: 15th April 2019

The Revd Estella Last will be the next Bishop&rsquo;s Advisor for Women&rsquo;s Ministry.<br /> <br /> 15/04/19<br /> <br /> Revd Estella Last succeeds Shelia Cox who is stepping down soon and was thanked by Bishop Trevor for her dedication in the role she &lsquo;fulfilled with dis


Pensions Chair receives Canterbury Cross

First published on: 5th April 2019

Archbishop awards Chair of the Pensions Board for a decade&rsquo;s hard work <br /> <br /> 05/04/19<br /> <br /> The Canterbury Cross for Services to the Church of England has been awarded to Jonathan Spencer for his work on the Church of England Pensions Board. Archbishop


We can bring hope, says Bishop of Dover

First published on: 1st April 2019

The Rt Revd Trevor Willmott has spoken of the Church's determination to be a force for reconciliation in a divided Britain.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> In his final presidential address to Diocesan Synod as Bishop of Dover, Bishop Trevor pledged that despite the challenges


St Martin’s Church cleans up!

First published on: 29th March 2019

More than 70 volunteers joined the Ignite team from St Martin&rsquo;s Church to spring clean their estate.<br /> <br /> 29/03/19<br /> <br /> <br /> A band of more than 70 volunteers from around Shepway joined the Ignite team from St Martin&rsquo;s Church to spring clean the estate.


540 mile Lent challenge nears completion

First published on: 28th March 2019

The Stour Downs Lent challenge is underway to walk from Durham Cathedral back to Ashford via 15 other cathedrals<br /> <br /> 28/03/19<br /> <br /> The Stour Downs Lent challenge is underway to walk - on a treadmill &ndash; the equivalent distance from Durham Cathedral back


Archdeacon leads vigil of peace

First published on: 21st March 2019

Archdeacon of Canterbury, The Venerable Jo Kelly-Moore, led a vigil of peace last night<br /> <br /> 22/03/19<br /> <br /> Yesterday, on the UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, New Zealanders in London came together with the wider London c


Tea and prayer drop-ins for Brexit

First published on: 18th March 2019

Call for communities to come together in conversation and prayer as Brexit discussions reach a pivotal point.<br /> <br /> 18/03/19<br /> Churches to hold tea and prayer drop-ins for Brexit<br /> Churches will be encouraged to host informal caf&eacute;-style meetings over the


Peace Day Celebration – We need YOU!

First published on: 15th March 2019

A day of celebration will be held in Sittingbourne to mark the signing of the peace treaty that formally ended the First World War.<br /> <br /> 15/03/2019<br /> Parade to honour the 1,150 local men and one woman who died in WWI<br /> A day of celebration will be held i

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