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All Christians urged to join Pope in Lord's Prayer
Bishop Simon is encouraging parishes to join an invitation from Pope Francis for all Christians to join him on saying the Lord's Prayer on Wednesday 25 March

Bishop Simon - A message to school leavers
Speaking directly students and their families Bishop Simon speaks to the difficult feelings that many will be feeling as they leave school.

Coronavirus - A letter from Bishop James
Following the announcement made by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York suspending all public worship, Bishop James has written to the Diocese offering further guidance and reflection.

Becoming 'a different church' - letter from the Archbishops
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York are calling for Church of England churches to put public worship on hold and become a “different sort of church” in the coming months to face the challenge of coronavirus.

Gravesend gears up for growth
Gravesend gears up for growth

Roof Alarm Systems
 Theft of lead and other metals appears to be on the rise again

Child Friendly Church Award
St John’s is the latest church to receive Child Friendly Church accreditation,

Warm welcome to Estonian visitors
Parishes played host to seven clergy from Estonia at the end of February as part of the Diocese's ecumenical link with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Estonia.

Care for God's Creation this Lent - A message from Bishop James
Bishop James has shared a message for the season of Lent calling for a focus on the environment.

New environmental Canon installed in Cathedral
Environmentalist, theologian and social activist, Dr Ruth Valerio, was installed as Canon Theologian at Rochester Cathedral on Sunday 23 February.

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