The 140th anniversary of the opening of our Church

This Monday, 13th April, will be the 140th anniversary of the opening of our Church by Cardinal Manning. We will be having a simply sung Evening Prayer at 7.30pm. On Saturday 25th April will celebrate the occasion at the 6pm Mass followed by an entertainment in the Hall. Bring your own food, drink and dancing shoes. Tea and coffee will be provided. Bring items for a raffle. Music will be provided by “Swing Noir” an excellent vintage swing band. Flyers are available at the back of the church. This is, of course, free. On Sunday May 3rd there will be a Bluebell Walk at the Barn, Buckholt Farm, Anvil Green CT4 7EU from 2pm till 5pm with tea and cakes provided. Celebrating such an anniversary is the ideal time for us as a parish, to celebrate our past and give thanks all that is good about our parish community. Also it is a great opportunity for us to consider our future prayerfully, asking the Holy Spirit to guide us in responding to what God is calling us to be as his pilgrim people. Thanks to Mark Bateson for organising the photo exhibition. Fr Anthony, Fr Valentine and Deacon David.

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Vocations Weekend for Older Men

The diocesan Vocations Centre in Whitstable is hosting a weekend for men over forty to give them the chance to  learn more about a vocation to the diocesan priesthood.
It will take place from the evening of Friday 23rd and  will end with lunch on Sunday 25th January.  Places are limited and it is essential that those participating book beforehand.
To book a place or for more information please contact  the Vocations Director on


Veritas, the group for 18-35 year olds in the parish, are organising a Welcoming Mass on Sunday 28th September at 6pm for all those who are returning to Canterbury for the new academic year.  All parishioners are welcome to attend. There will be tea and coffee in the Upper Room after mass. Do come say hello!

Veritas meetings will resume on Tuesday 30th September, 7.30-9.00pm, in the Upper Room.  For more information email