The Kent regional body of the ecumenical organisation, Churches Together in England, met for its annual Forum on Saturday 23rd February 2013 at Kent College, Pembury. During the event, Church leaders signed a covenant, committing them to work together and encourage others to do the same to further the life, mission, work and worship of the churches and congregations in their care. It is the first time such an agreement has been signed and it will be renewed each year at the annual Forum. Read more »
The Right Reverend Todd McGregor was elected the first bishop in the newly created diocese of Toliara in Madagascar on 9 February 2013. Bishop Todd, who has served as the Assistant Bishop of Antananarivo on the island for many years, was elected with 90% of the vote. He commented: “It was very humbling for me to receive this vote of confidence. When Joshua went into the promised land, the Lord told him to take courage. I pray that my courage would always be based on the Lord.” Bishop Trevor commented that he was ‘delighted’ by the news and called on people in Canterbury Diocese to ‘pray afresh for our brothers and sisters in Madagascar’.