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A thank you from Bishop James
Following his farewell celebrations, Bishop James shares a message of thanks with the Diocese

Emotional farewell as Bishop James retires
There was joy mixed with sadness as the Diocese said 'goodbye' and 'thank you' to Bishop James and Bridget at a service in Rochester Cathedral.

New chair of Diocesan Safeguarding Advisory Panel appointed
Dr Liza Thompson has been appointed as the new Chair of the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisory Panel (DSAP).

Bishop James and Bridget to be bid farewell at Cathedral Service
Churches are invited to join a livestream of Bishop James' farewell service on Saturday 3 July.

Churches needed to help test new scheme to support giving
The Diocese is looking for a small number of parishes to join the Parish Giving Scheme (PGS) to help test it ahead of a wider role-out next year.

New archdeaconry leads to support spiritual needs of older people
Bishop James has commissioned a new chaplain and six new archdeaconry leads to ensure the spiritual needs of older people are met across the Diocese.

Full-time Generous Giving Adviser appointed
Liz Mullins has been appointed as our next Giving Advisor.

Churches invited to respond to Protect Duty Consultation
The Government is currently consulting on how they can make the public safer at publicly accessible locations.

Farewell as Caroline leaves Community Engagement role
After 7 years in the role, Caroline Clarke, Community Engagement and Social Action Team Lead (CESA), is leaving her role with the Diocese. Caroline is leaving to take a step of faith and test a call to the North East of the country.

Survivors-campaigners of Church-context abuse welcome Julie's appointment
Survivors and campaigners of Church-context abuse have welcomed Archdeacon Julie's appointment as Bishop of Birkenhead.

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