Appointment of Archdeacon
Bishop Michael is pleased to announce the appointment of the Reverend Simon Burton-Jones (Rector, Chislehurst, St Nicholas) to be the next Archdeacon of Rochester following the retirement of the Venerable Peter Lock on 31st October 2009. It is envisaged that the Revd Burton-Jones will take up this appointment around the beginning of next year.
Award for Exhibitions
The Deo Gloria Trust and Jacqui Frost were awarded a Gold Award in the Best Esoteric / Visual Arts piece based on a Christian theme category of the Christian Broadcasting Council's 2008 awards for the Cathedral Exhibitions project.
The exhibitions, which have their own website (click here) are on display at Coventry, Exeter and Rochester Cathedrals. The display boards at Rochester are in the Lady Chapel.
Monthly Music Sheet
If you would like to receive a copy of the monthly music sheet please contact Kay McDowell on 01634 810062. There is a charge of £6 a year for this service.
Reflections of the Archbishop of Canterbury on the Meaning of Advent
There is a very interesting video on the Archbishop of Canterbury's You Tube website http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=n8DWu6HfDaA showing an extract of our Fresco here at Rochester. It is a 10 minute video and from the comments that have been posted, it is very thought provoking. Take a look if you get a chance, you will find it peaceful.
Minor Canon Row
Glory of Rochester to be Wonderfully Restored
Rochester Cathedral has announced that Minor Canon Row, one of the historic jewels of Rochester, is to be restored by specialists The Spitalfields Historic Buildings Trust. They will restore the Row to its original 7 town houses, and re-capture its Georgian integrity. The Trust will also be responsible for restoration work on the medieval 'Priors Gate' adjoining Minor Canon Row.
Further details are available in the press release.