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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.

Reflection - Dean Philip Hesketh (Monday 29 June, 2020)
Dean Philip Hesketh has offered our Reflection this week.

Reopening of church buildings for public worship - Bishops' response
Bishop James and Bishop Simon respond to the Government announcement that church buildings will be able to reopen for public worship from 4th July, providing physical distancing remains in place

Poverty and Hope Appeal 2020
The official launch of the 2020 Poverty and Hope Appeal has been delayed because of the practical difficulties relating to the Covid-19 situation. However, it had already been decided that we would support the same projects this year as last.

Bishop James shares message on the reopening of churches
Bishop James has shared a message of encouragement and reassurance with the Diocese (Wednesday 10 June), following the recent announcements from Government and the Church of England around reopening of church buildings and funerals.

Churches can reopen for individual prayer
Bishop James responds to the Government's announcement that churches can open for individual private prayer from 15 June.

Church seeks journalist to build 'community life'
A Kent-based church say they’re looking to strengthen community life by recruiting a full-time journalist to its staff.

Bishop James shares a reflections on the killing of George Floyd
Bishop James has shared his personal reflections arising from the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis 

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