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Online guided retreats available
An online guided retreat has been organised by the Diocese's Coordinator of Spirituality, Rev Canon Susanne Carlsson.

COVID-19 in our Companion Dioceses
Bishop James urges to pray and to give to our companion dioceses as they suffer with coronavirus

Dial a service
Many churches are also offering offline ways for people to connect to worship

Domestic Abuse during Coronavirus
Bishop Simon has shared the following message, endorsing recent Church of England material signposting to support for those experiencing Domestic Abuse

COVID-19 a message from Tanzania
As the coronavirus continues its impact across the world, we have received a message for continued prayer and support from Bishop Given in Kondoa 

Church-based farmers' market reinvents itself as a drive thru
An award winning farmers' market held every Thursday at St Giles Church, Shipbourne, is continuing with support from the church, a new 'Drive Thru' version

All Christians urged to join Pope in Lord's Prayer
Bishop Simon is encouraging parishes to join an invitation from Pope Francis for all Christians to join him on saying the Lord's Prayer on Wednesday 25 March

Bishop Simon - A message to school leavers
Speaking directly students and their families Bishop Simon speaks to the difficult feelings that many will be feeling as they leave school.

Coronavirus - A letter from Bishop James
Following the announcement made by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York suspending all public worship, Bishop James has written to the Diocese offering further guidance and reflection.

Becoming 'a different church' - letter from the Archbishops
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York are calling for Church of England churches to put public worship on hold and become a “different sort of church” in the coming months to face the challenge of coronavirus.


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