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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Kent: Mass for anniversary of Saint Ethelbert at Shrine of St Augustine - Independent Catholic News

Kent: Mass for anniversary of Saint Ethelbert at Shrine of St Augustine - Independent Catholic News: The 1,400th anniversary of the death of King Ethelbert will be marked on Tuesday 23rd February with a Mass at the Shrine of St Augustine, Ramsgate. The Mass will be at 7pm. All are welcome. King Ethelbert was King of Kent and principal monarch in England at the turn of the seventh century. He co-founded Canterbury Cathedral with St Augustine of Canterbury. He welcomed St Augustine when he arrived in 597AD from Rome, and converted to Christianity soon after. He promulgated the first written laws in England, and encouraged education and learning.

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