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Recommendations of the Channel Islands Commission

First published on: 9th October 2019

Archbishop Justin Welby<br /> <br /> <br /> You may recall that in March 2014 I, alongside the Bishop of Winchester, the Bishop of Dover and the then Deans of Jersey and Guernsey agreed arrangements for the Bishop of Dover to assume interim oversight of the Island

Volunteer for the Lambeth 2020

First published on: 8th October 2019

Conference volunteer dates from Monday 20 July to Monday 3 August<br /> <br /> The Lambeth Conference is a once-a-decade event, held in Canterbury.<br /> <br /> Convened by Archbishop Justin, this international conference is a significant and historic event in the life

Book launch of William and Lucy lead Collective Worship

First published on: 20th September 2019

Story book shows the different elements within an act of collective worship<br /> <br /> <br /> Year six pupils at Deal Parochial School helped celebrate the launch of a new book with an act of collective worship they had created themselves.<br /> <br /> Staff, students and

Celebration of Reader Ministry Service

First published on: 19th September 2019

Canterbury Cathedral - Sunday 22 September from 6.30pm<br /> <br /> <br /> A service celebrating our Readers will be held this weekend at Canterbury Cathedral.<br /> <br /> There will be admission, welcoming, licensing and the relicensing of people from across the diocese as

Our County Harvest Thanksgiving

First published on: 15th September 2019

Ashford Cattle Market on Sunday 6 October at 5.30pm<br /> <br /> <br /> This year&rsquo;s County Harvest Thanksgiving Service will be held in the main ring at Ashford Cattle Market.<br /> <br /> The annual event moves to different venues across the diocese to celebrate the work

Rose Hudson-Wilkin named Bishop of Dover

First published on: 28th June 2019

The Queen has approved the appointment of the Reverend Rose Hudson-Wilkin, Chaplain to the Speaker of the House of Commons, as the next Bishop of Dover.<br /> <br /> Jamaican-born Speaker&rsquo;s Chaplain will take up the role in November<br /> Click here for photo

Could you be a flood warden?

First published on: 27th June 2019

Helping the community before, during and after a flood<br /> <br /> <br /> There is a shortage of flood wardens across the county so the Kent Resilience Forum is asking churches to encourage people within their communities to volunteer for the role.<br /> <br /> Churches can

Canterbury ordinations

First published on: 27th June 2019

On Saturday, 15 men and women were ordained at Canterbury Cathedral.<br /> <br /> <br /> 01/07/19<br /> <br /> Teachers, a nurse, farm manager and songwriter joined football and Dungeons and Dragons fans as those being ordained at the service that was led by the Archbishop o

People Not Walls – A declaration for change

First published on: 17th June 2019

A declaration calling for better treatment of those seeking asylum<br /> <br /> 17/06/19<br /> <br /> A declaration calling for better treatment of those seeking asylum will be signed in Dover to mark international Refugee Week.<br /> <br /> People Not Walls: The Cross-Channel Hu

Diocesan Day of Prayer and Pilgrimage 2019

First published on: 17th June 2019

A round up of the 24-hour period of intentional prayer<br /> <br /> <br /> 17/06/19<br /> <br /> Pupils, parishes and pilgrims from across the world came together for this year&rsquo;s Diocesan Day of Prayer and Pilgrimage.<br /> <br /> The 24-hour period of intentional prayer included a

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