Recently I attended the welcoming Mass for parish priest Father Matthew ‘Gbenga Madewa in his new role as Parochial Administrator of St John the Evangelist Mongeham and St Andrew Sandwich. The Mass was presided over by Monsignor Canon John O’Toole and The Dean of Dover Deanery, Father Jeff Cridland. The celebration was attended by the myself, Cllr Susan Beer on behalf of Deal Town Council , the Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Sandwich and the Countess of Guilford. All together the celebration was attended by around 100 people.
I was delighted to attend this lovely mass and witness the welcoming of Father Matthew ‘Gbenga Madewa in his new role as Parochial Administrator to St John the Evangelist, Mongeham and St Andrew, Sandwich. I wish all the very best to Father Matthew in his new role.
Our churches are open and welcoming. As we come through the pandemic, it’s now time to get off the Zoom services and back into our churches, with their warm welcome, community and friendship.