OUR MARIAN PROCESSION ON SUNDAY 12TH MAY 2024. WE WERE BLESSED WITH BEAUTIFUL WEATHER. Thanks to Marie McMonagle for taking the photos

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CHRISTIANS TOGETHER IN DOVER WALK OF WITNESS 29TH MARCH 2024

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ORDINATION TO THE SACRED PRIESTHOOD OF FR. ANDREW BISHOP ST PAUL’S CHURCH 23RD FEBRUARY 2024

Click on the link to view the Ordination Photos Photo Credit to Phil Hadley & Marie McMonagle with thanks. https://www.flickr.com/photos/rcsouthwark/albums/72177720315554287/

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WOMEN’S GUILD NEWS – Thank you Sheila and Mary- Ann for all your hard work and dedication in running The St Pauls Women’s Guild over the past years.

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RECENT EVENTS THIS DECEMBER

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Ceremony of Enrolment of Altar Servers into the Guild of St Stephen. Sunday 26th November saw 9 altar servers enrolled into the Guild of St Stephen by Fr Leo: Admission to the Guild is based upon those servers having demonstrated themselves to be reverent in their actions, regular in attendance, having an understanding of the Mass and, most importantly, a love of the Lord Jesus whom they seek to serve as Guild members. The servers publicly promised to serve: regularly at the times when asked, with care and reverence, and above all, with understanding. The parish warmly welcomed these new Guild members and thanked Mr Bernard Doolin, Guild Member and Altar Server Coordinator at St Paul’s, for both preparing and supporting these new Guild members.

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Unveiling of a Blue Plaque to commemorate the birth of Lord Lewin of Greenwich in St Paul’s Presbytery on 19th November 1920, on what would have been his 103rd birthday. Arranged by The Dover Society and attended by members of Lord Lewin’s family and the local Navy Cadets

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GIVING ST PAUL’S A SUMMER CLEAN IN AUGUST

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WORLD YOUTH DAY IN LISBON IN AUGUST WITH POPE FRANCIS AND OUR YOUNG PARISHIONERS

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PARISH EVENTS IN THE SPRING 2023

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Fr Leo Illah CSSp Induction as Parish Priest 12th May 2023

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Fr Jeff Cridland Retirement as Parish Priest 12th February 2023

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Pictures of Andrew Bishop’s first days at Seminary can be found on the Beda College website:
Homepage: https://bedacollege.org
Album: https://www.flickr.com/photos/137459279@N08/sets/72157711095725051/

Fr Jeff’s Jubilee Celebration

A squall hit Dover Castle at 10am on Sunday 14th of July 2019. It did not worry those preparing to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Fr Jeff Cridland’s ordination. Confidence proved right. By 11.30 as members of the Syro-Malabar Community led the procession in for the Mass the sun was shining on their beautiful gold cross and colourful umbrellas. Mass was celebrated on the lovely spacious mound below the Keep in front of a congregation of over 1,000 seated on Palace Green. It was a memorable sight. What a good thing we had not chosen one of our lovely churches. We had got led to a place where others would see us and as it turned out pass by either respectfully or often with photos quietly taken by people from all over the world. The Music was provided by children from St Joseph’s in Aylesham, St Richard’s in Dover, a combined choir from our two churches, singers and instrumentalists from Fr Jeff’s former parishes, an African Choir and a soloist (Dana Jarvie) whose rendering of Panis Angelicus wafted round the castle walls. Pupils from St Edmund’s provided a thoughtful mime. Afterwards we all had a well organised picnic. Everyone got a bag of goodies, could sample an Indian curry, have a cup of tea or a glass of beer and listen to the band if they weren’t talking. Nobody went home for ages. A lot of people put their hearts into the planning and worked immensely hard.  It was a day to remember.