Latest News

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.

Meal drops bring comfort to isolated in Sevenoaks
St Mary Church in Sevenoaks has been ensuring the elderly, isolated and vulnerable in their congregation are not going without a hot meal during the pandemic

A Church Near You:  Online Giving
Did you know you can also promote online giving through your A Church Near You page?

New free dial-in worship phone line launched
The Church of England has launched a new free dial-in worship phone line during the coronavirus lockdown.

Vicars licensed to their new parishes online
Although our church buildings are closed, work has not stopped to bring new vicars into post - it's just taking place online!

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 


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