Transport problems to Chatham Church

On Sunday, 11th July, Abba Seraphim celebrated the Raising of Morning Incense & the Divine Liturgy at the British Orthodox Church in Chatham, accompanied by Abba James and the Reader Michel Mina of Exeter, Devon, who had stayed overnight at the British Orthodox Church Secretariat at Charlton. Because of the cancellation of many trains they set off from Charlton together around 6:45 am and were obliged to catch a ’bus down to Woolwich where, at 7:00 am they caught the 96 ’bus to take them to Dartford Railway station, where they arrived around 7:50 am and then caught the 8:09 am train from Dartford, which arrived at Gravesend at 8:25 am, following which they left from there on a train which finally arrived at Chatham at 9:05 am.