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Archbishop of Canterbury to visit Academy

Written by on 16 March 2016

Archbishop of Canterbury to visit Academy Monday 21st March Oasis Academy Isle of Sheppey, East Campus, Minster Road,

Students and staff are looking forward to welcoming the Archbishop of Canterbury to the Academy where he will be visiting lessons, answering student questions on faith and listening to concerns of the young people of today.

At 10am primary students from across the Island will join in a special assembly.  A special prayer has been written by each of the primary schools as well as Academy students and these will be delivered by the students during the assembly  and a commemoration Book of Prayers will be presented to the Archbishop of Canterbury

Steve Chalke, Founder of Oasis, will be joining the welcoming party and co-hosting the visit alongside Executive Principal, David Millar.

News from the Diocese of Canterbury

Archbishop Justin to join mission and evangelism week in Sittingbourne

20 – 26 March 2016

The Most Revd Justin Welby will spend a week assisting the Sittingbourne Deanery in its outreach, mission and evangelism from 20 – 26 March.

One of Archbishop Justin’s three priorities is the work of mission and evangelism – that every church and Christian is enabled to share their faith in Jesus with those around them. This mission week, organised by local churches across the Isle of Sheppey and Sittingbourne area, aims to share the good news of Jesus Christ with all.

Archbishop Justin will spend Holy Week (the week leading up to Easter Day) visiting community projects, groups, schools and Christians in Sittingbourne, encouraging them in sharing faith through worship, service and evangelism.

“If the Christian faith is to have any authenticity it must be rooted in real human communities,” he said. “We believe in a world-transforming God and Easter is a time to reflect on God’s generosity to all humankind. I am excited to be spending Holy Week with such a wide range of people, hearing about their faith and how they help to share God’s love in their context.”

During his time in the deanery, Archbishop Justin will visit schools, youth and community groups as well as sharing in worship with different congregations. Members of the media are particularly invited to attend a March of Witness taking place on Good Friday (25 March) in Sittingbourne

The Archbishop will be joined in his visit by members of the Community of St Anselm, who will be staying in different parts of the deanery and participating in the events.