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Bishop commends church school leaders as new term begins
Ahead of the start of the new term, Bishop Simon Burton-Jones, has commended the staff and leaders of Church Schools across their Diocese, for their response to the pandemic.

Parishes get ready for Creationtide
Running from 1 September to 4 October, Creationtide is an ecumenically recognised season dedicated to God as Creator and Sustainer of all life.

'Not defined by results' - Bishop Simon writes to exam result students
Bishop Simon has written a message of support and encouragement to all students who have, or are yet to receive results, their families and teachers.

Digital survey highlights parishes' online pandemic experience
The Diocese embarked on survey in June to learn more about churches digital experience during lockdown.

Diocesan Synod hear of struggles of young people during the pandemic
Jonathan Mann, Relationship Manager – London & South East for The Children’s Society spoke to Synod in July about difficulties young people are facing during the pandemic.

Parishes give generously to Covid-19 Emergency Relief Fund
A fund launched in April by the Diocese to offer support to parishes experiencing financial hardship during the Covid-19 pandemic has received a number of generous donations from parishes in support of the fund.

Poverty and Hope Appeal 2020 launched
The annual Diocesan Poverty and Hope Appeal, has been launched by Bishop James with a special video message

Churches reopen for public worship across the Diocese
For those churches who were able to open for public worship on the weekend of 4 July, it was a special moment.

A statement regarding St Peter's, Bredhurst
A statement from the Diocese of Rochester, regarding the church yard at St Peter's Churchyard.

An appeal from Mpwapwa
Our friends in our Companion Diocese of Mpwapwa, Tanzania have been through challenging times recently and are struggling to meet an upcoming financial commitment and have sought our help.

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