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Pilgrimage to the Holy Land in November 2019 - Brochure

Posted on the 25th July 2018 in the category Events

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land 2019 - Booking Form

Posted on the 24th July 2018 in the category Events

Richborough Family Festival at S Albans 2019

Posted on the 24th July 2018 in the category Events

The annual Richborough Family Festival at S Albans Cathedral will take place at 12 noon on Saturday 10th August 2019.

Following the Mass in the Cathedral, Bishop Norman opens his garden at Parkside House where drinks will be served. Please bring your own picnic. (There is limited seating, plenty of shaded areas, but no wet weather provision).

Everyone is welcome to attend Choral Evensong in the Cathedral at 4.00pm.

If bringing a group of people, please inform the Richborough Office of numbers. (

Vacant Parishes

Posted on the 14th July 2018 in the category Vacancies

Vacant Parishes in the Richborough Area.


See Diocesan Website for further details.

S Luke, Prittlewell. Chelmsford Diocese. Full time

Ss Peter & Paul, King's Sutton. Peterborough Diocese


Kings Sutton

The SMF and Mr John Townsend are joint patrons of this rural two-parish benefice in south-west Northamptonshire. The nearest town, Banbury, is five miles way, and direct trains to Birmingham, Oxford and London leave from Kings Sutton station.


King's Sutton has a population of around 3,000. The church of St Peter and St Paul was completed in the 14th century and has one of the finest spires in the country. Worship is in the Anglo-Catholic tradition, supported by a choir. Episcopal ministry in the parish is received from the Bishop of Richborough.


St James's Church Newbottle also serves the neighbouring village of Charlton, with a population of about 500. Sunday services alternate between Matins and Sung Eucharit, and the parish has a thriving church school.


The benefice profile can be downloaded via the link below. A welcome letter to clergy from the Bishop of Peterborough can be found here.


The post will be advertised formally in January, and interviews are expected to take place in the third week of February.

Please contact the General Secretary to express an interest.



S Peter Folkestone 

Mission Priest (Priest-in-Charge)

(under the episcopal care of the Bishop of Richborough)

The Bishop of Dover and the Patron wish to appoint a mission-minded priest in the Catholic tradition to be Mission Priest (Priest-in-Charge) for S. Peter’s. This is an innovative role, jointly funded by the Diocese and the Forward in Folkestone Foundation, for a full-time priest to lead the parish as it continues to grow in numbers and confidence after a time of rebuilding, both physically and spiritually.

Our new priest will be a man who

  • wants to care for all in our parish and those who visit;

  • will engage with the entire community to witness to the faith;

  • has the Christian courage, confidence and charisma to lead, renew and inspire;

  • understands liturgy and Catholic tradition and how it can speak to all people today;

  • is a priest of the Society, or in sympathy with its aims.

    What we can offer:

  • a church filled with real presence, where the Holy Spirit is at work, ripe for teaching and


  • a strong team of laity and retired clergy who await your leadership but will care for you, too;

  • a challenge! Our parish is one with much potential but also has much hidden deprivation

    and complex needs;

  • A famous Anglo-Catholic mission church, newly restored, which serves as a beacon of faith

    across Folkestone and southeast Kent.

    The parish has passed the Resolution under the House of Bishops’ Declaration on the Ministry of Bishops and Priests.

    Closing date: 03/03/2019 Interviews: 18/03/2019

    Any queries to the Archdeacon of Ashford’s PA, Louise Mills:

    Full details and profile:,, via the Richborough website or


In Vacancy

S Andrew Deal - Half time. Canterbury Diocese

Heveningham and Cookley. St Edmundsbury & Ipswich Diocese

Covehithe. St Edmundsbury & Ipswich Diocese

Holy Trinity, Winchester. House for Duty. Winchester Diocese

S Hugh, Eyres Monsell, Leicester Diocese

Holy Trinity Ramsgate. Canterbury Diocese

Temple Ewell & Lydden. House for Duty and .2 stipend. Canterbury Diocese

S James Huncote. Diocese of Leicester

S John Timberhill. Norwich Diocese (from March 2019)

Folkestone 150th Anniversary 2018

Posted on the 13th July 2018 in the category Events

The Parish of S Peter Folkestone celebrated their Sesquicentennial over the weekend 28th/29th July 2018. Bishop Norman presided and preached at the Sung Mass on the Sunday morning, giving thanks for the way in which the church had been restored and redecorated to its former glory of 150 years ago, and this was followed by a parish lunch in the Vicarage. (Photo: Guy Marshall)




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