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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 

Church schools thanked and encouraged
As many Church schools in the Diocese began to welcome pupils back, Bishop Simon has written to thank and encourage them.

Diocese to host online conference to consider impact of COVID-19 on the Church
Bishop Simon is inviting clergy and lay people to join an online conference to explore the impact of COVID-19 on the Church's mission and ministry.

Bishop Simons' Reflection for Pentecost
As we look travel through Thy Kingdom Come and look ahead to Pentecost, Bishop Simon offers a Reflection.

New lay ministers licensed via Zoom
Twelve new Licensed Lay Ministers have been licensed to the Diocese online.

Diocese backs new Faith at Home Campaign
Faith at Home is a national campaign to resource and equip parishes, families and schools in the spiritual care and nurture of children and young people.

Phased return of ministers to churches in the Diocese
Following the House of Bishops backing of a phased return to church buildings ministers in the Diocese have been informed of our plans.

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