Welcome to our website for Our Lady of Dover in the parish of Buckland which also includes the Chapel of St Francis in St Margaret's Bay and the Chapel of St Augustine in Kearsney. We are part of the Archdiocese of Southwark covering South London and Kent.
We are a friendly and diverse Catholic community of believers, in which our parishioners of all ages and cultures share their faith together. We work closely with our local primary school, St Richards and secondary school, St Edmunds to support the Catholic education of our families.
Our website is intended to serve as a guide to our parish and provide access to resources for faith development and celebration.
Becoming A Catholic
For those who would like to find out more about becoming a Catholic or who perhaps have not practiced their faith for a number of years and would like to deepen your understanding, there is always someone you can talk to and we can link you to an RCIA Group. RCIA stands for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and refers to a set of ceremonies through which an individual becomes a full member of the Catholic Church.
Father John Panario