Should Faith Play A Role In Politics?

At the Canterbury Christ Church University Chapel (Anselm Building, North Holmes Road Canterbury, Kent CT1 1QU) The first Open Forum Discussion of the Catholic Society at Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury (CCCU) on

Should Faith Play A Role In Politics? 

Moderators:

Fr. Valentine Erhahon, Chaplain for the Catholic Society CCCU and Rob Gainey Co-President of the Catholic Society, CCCU

PANELLIST

  • Julian Brazier, TD, MP for Canterbury and Whitstable, parliamentary undersecretary (Ministry of Defence)
  • Roxy Albert, Co-President of the Catholic Society, CCCU 
  • Monsignor Matthew Dickens, Vicar General for the Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark 
  • Isaac Ouro-Gnao, Journalism Student, CCCU • John Jones, CCCU Socialist Society
  •  Marie Blatier, CCCU Feminist views
  • Elder Norman Jones, Missionary, Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints, Canterbury
  • Representatives from the Muslim and other student Faith Societies

Should Faith Play A Role In Politics

Read: the  ADDRESS BY MONSIGNOR MATTHEW DICKENS AT THE FIRIST OPEN FORUM DISCUSSION OF THE CATHOLIC SOCIETY, CANTERBURY CHRIST CHURCH UNIVERSITY ON 25th APRIL 2015

Read the full report on the first Open Forum Discussion of the Catholic Society (CathSoc) at Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury (CCCU)

 

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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Advent and Christmas Wreath Making

The L’Arche Community are giving us the opportunity to create our Advent and Christmas wreaths. It is a family event and takes place on Saturday, 30 November from 11:00h until 13:00h in the church hall. All materials are provided. Booking is required so please contact the parish office.

Music and Words for Advent

The Veritas Group (young people aged 18-35) invites you to join them for an afternoon of Advent music and words. This event takes place on Saturday, 7 December from 15:00h. Refreshments will be served afterward in the parish hall.

Holy Sacrament of Confirmation

Preparation for the Holy Sacrament of Confirmation commences Sunday, 10th November in St Thomas’ Hall at 4:15pm. Forms can be collected either from the office or from the church porch. Confirmation will take place on Sunday, 8 June at the 11am mass.