Report Back from Adidas Women's 5km Challenge
"Team Rochester" met up at the Coach Park on Commercial Road and set off for Hyde Park on Sunday 6th September at 8.30am. We arrived with thousands of other ladies, all there to raise money for their charities.
We had 12 team members on the day.
Back row from left: Lynne Egide; Kay McDowell; Hannah Butler; Jan Butler; Kate Silver; Ann West.
Front row: Joan Todd; Win Lang; Eileen Coleman; Sylvia May; Lisa Parish; Anne Sears.
Congratulations to Lisa in coming in first of our team with a time of 33 minutes, but very special thanks go to the older members of our team for their fantastic effort.
Come ladies! If they can do it – so can you – please join us next year!!
It was a lovely day for a picnic too, plus a great way to raise funds. The total raised will be advised as soon as all the sponsors are collected.
Rochester Cathedral 2010 Calendar
We had a fantastic response from parishes of the 604 Society enter a photograph of their parish into a 2010 calendar. We are pleased to advised that a final selection has been made and the calendar has now been printed and is for sale. They will be available at £5 each from the Development Office, The Cathedral Welcome Desk, and the Visitor Information Centre on Rochester High Street from the end of June. The calendar was launched at a reception at Garth House on 24th June, where the photographers were invited for a preview of the calendar.
Back row from left – Michael Luxton; Brian Bunce; Geoff Matthews; Pamela Day; Andy Smith; Stan Codling.
Front row from left – Tony Fairclough; Tony White; Ronald Walford
To view the calendar click here
Our congratulations go to the winning photographers, they are:
January St Barnabas, Beckenham Michael Luxton
February St Mary the Virgin, Horton Kirby Ronald Walford
March All Saints, Footscray Andy Smith
April St Paulinus, Crayford Brian Bunce
May St Botolph, Lullingstone Philip McGarvey
June St Martin, Brasted Pamela Day
July Christ Church, Sidcup DS Codling
August St Edmund King & Martyr
West Kingsdown Tony White
September St Peter & St Paul, Edenbridge Anthony R Tester
October Christ Church, Luton Sue Cherry
November St Margaret, Rainham Tony Fairclough
December Rochester Cathedral Choirs Geoff Matthews
Cover Rochester Cathedral West Front David Robinson
Our very sincere thanks go to our graphic designer, Billie Wootton of Innov8 Graphic Design and Barker's Lithographic Printers for the printing.
We are very grateful to our Trustee Mrs Jean Callebaut, who fully sponsored the calendar. All proceeds will go to the Music Endowment of Rochester Cathedral.
Mrs Jean Callebaut and Very Rev'd Adrian Newman, Dean of Rochester
For an order form click here
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.
Jools Holland "Consider the Source" CD
We are delighted to advise that the CD recording made at the Jools Holland concert held here in the Cathedral in 2007 is now available for sale.
The price is £12.99 inclusive. Should you need us to post it to you, there will be a postage and packing charge of an extra £1.50.
There are ten tracks on the CD.
1. Rock Me with Ruby Turner
2. Precious Lord with Ruby Turner
3. Seven Acts of Mercy with Louise Marshall
4. Consider the Source
5. Where in the World with Beverley Knight
6. A Change is Gonna Come with Beverley Knight
7. Peace in the Valley with Ruby Turner
8 Kyrie with the Wells & Rochester Cathedral Choirs
9. Sanctus with the Wells & Rochester cathedral Choirs
10 .Up Above my Head I hear Music in the Air with the Wells & Rochester Cathedral Choirs
Jools Holland has very kindly donated copies of this CD to both ourselves and Wells Cathedral (where he also performed this concert) and all funds raised will go towards the Cathedral fund raising. Our very sincere thanks go to him and his wonderful team.
Please conatct Lynne in the Development Office at Garth House for your copy.
Tel: 01634 810074
Rochester Cathedral Charity Golf Match
Rochester Cathedral held it’s first Charity Golf Day at Hever Castle Golf Club on 21st March 2009.
Sandy Gall, CBE and Very Rev'd Adrian Newman
Sandy Gall, Lord Astor of Hever (Chairman) & Tony Montuui (High Sheriff's team)
Lord Astor of Hever joined us to see everybody off on the first tee after delicious bacon rolls and coffee! We were very pleased to have Mr Sandy Gall CBE heading up one of our teams. Our thanks go also to our brilliant local supporters, mhs homes, Lyons Electrical, Ward Security, GEP Safety Consultants, The Brice family, Nigel Wheeler and his High Sheriff team, and our Trustee, the Hon Mrs Clare Denison-Pender and her teams. Our congratulations to the Kentish Cavaliers on winning the day! We received £6,500 in entry fees and donations for the day.
Our thanks to KM Treasure Chest www.kentonline.co.uk and P&O Ferries for their support.
For more information on P&O Ferries please go to www.poferries.com
Our major sponsor for the event is Ward Security of Medway City Estate, Rochester. For more information on this Medway company go to www.ward-security.co.uk