We welcome Fr Matthew back from a well earned holiday (assuming snow has permitted his return travel!).
The Chaplaincy Council meets for the first time in 2013 on Thursday 24 January. This is a dedicated and important group of people and we thank them for the commitment to ensuring the smooth running of the church.
Next Sunday offers two contrasting styles of Service. At 10:30 the The Parish Eucharist will be in traditional language as is our custom once a month.
At 17:00 there will be a new contemporary style worship service. See flyer here.
The year has barely started but since Easter is early this year, Lent will soon be upon us. Bishop Geoffrey has launched his Lent appeal for Change Ethiopia, a charity with Christian roots supporting many much need children's project.
Further information is available on the Diocese in Europe website.
The website of the Archbishop of Canterbury has been updated for the incoming Archbishop, Justin Welby.
Justin Welby officially becomes Archbishop after a legal ceremony, the Confirmation of Election, takes place on 4th February 2013 at St Paul's Cathedral.
On 21st March, after paying Homage to Her Majesty in his new role, his public ministry will inaugurated in a colourful ceremony at Canterbury Cathedral, to which bishops from the whole Church of England, Primates of the wider Anglican Communion and many ecumenical guests will be invited.
Fortunately, the rich content of the website of the previous incumbent, Dr Rowan Williams, will not be lost. It has been archived under the following link.
Never mind the Christmas books,
here is the latest edition of Becket News.
Our thanks to the editor who used his Christmas break to put it together.
The Chaplain, Revd Matthew Jones, will be taking a very well earned break for two weeks.
Services on Sunday 13th and 20th January will be taken by Revd Erika Anders.
We wish Fr Matthew a very good holiday.
A New Year is a good time to start new activities. STB's Choir Director Yotin welcomes anyone who can listen to join the choir for what is becoming something of an annual event, a performance of John Stainer’s oratorio “The Crucifixion” (1887) on Saturday 23rd March 2013.
If you want to join the choir for this project check if you can make it to
following rehearsals during March and speak to Yotin.