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Advent calendars all round
Thanks to a grant from the Diocese's Children and Young People Fund, St Augustine's, Slade Green has been able to gift a Real Advent Calendar to every child at the local primary school.
Open Advent calendars all round

Winter edition of Together magazine now available
The latest online edition of Together is now here! With in-depth features and interviews sharing the life of the Diocese, plus great resources, it's well worth a read.
Open Winter edition of Together magazine now available

Bishop says, "Enough is enough" on male violence towards women
Bishop Simon says new research shows the scale of the problem of violence and harassment towards women.
Open Bishop says, "Enough is enough" on male violence towards women

Join the At the heart of Christmas launch
Churches are being invited to join in the launch of the national church's 'At the heart of Christmas' resources on the evening of 25 November.
Open Join the At the heart of Christmas launch

Supporting the bereaved at this time
Christmas is one of the hardest times for bereaved people and this year will be worse than ever.  The need for supporting bereavement this Christmas and during 2022 is huge.
Open Supporting the bereaved at this time

'Am I prepared to meet God?' Bishop Simon's Advent message
As we enter the season of Advent on Sunday 28 November, Bishop Simon shares a message with the Diocese.
Open 'Am I prepared to meet God?' Bishop Simon's Advent message

Bishop thanks local NHS staff for going 'towards the danger' during pandemic
Bishop Simon has paid tribute to the bravery of local NHS staff at a special thanksgiving service held at St Augustine's Church, Gillingham
Open Bishop thanks local NHS staff for going 'towards the danger' during pandemic

First in-person Diocesan Synod since start of pandemic
Diocesan Synod met at St John's Church, Meopham on Saturday 13 November. It was the first in-person gathering of the Synod since the start of the pandemic
Open First in-person Diocesan Synod since start of pandemic

Gillingham vicar announced as next Bishop of Loughborough
The Reverend Saju Muthalaly, vicar of St Mark’s and St Mary's Island Gillingham, is to be the next Suffragan Bishop of Loughborough, in the Diocese of Leicester.
Open Gillingham vicar announced as next Bishop of Loughborough

New Archdeacon of Tonbridge announced
Bishop Simon has announced the Rev Sharon Copestake as the next Archdeacon of Tonbridge.
Open New Archdeacon of Tonbridge announced

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