Church Leaders in Kent Sign Covenant Committing to Work Together

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 »


Lego Building Launches Countdown to The Gathering

Photo-Call – Thursday 28th February
On Thursday 28th February at 1.30pm, children from St. John’s Church of England school, Canterbury will be unpacking – and of course playing with – a huge box of Lego. Their box is the first delivery of many to come, for an event taking place at The Gathering, a two-day festival of faith organised by the Diocese of Canterbury and taking place in the Cathedral and its Precincts on Friday May 31st and Saturday June 1st 2013. Read more »

New Diocese in Madagascar elects Bishop

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’.