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Sad news regarding the Reverend Ade Lawal
We are very sorry to have to share with you the sad news of the death of the Reverend Ade Lawal.
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Umbrellas in church mark baby loss awareness week. 
St Margaret’s Church in Kent has turned its ancient church roof space into a memorial to mark Baby Loss Awareness Week.
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General Synod members elected
The Diocese of Rochester is pleased to announce its new General Synod representatives for the 2021-2026 term.
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LOUDfence shows solidarity with victims of sexual abuse
A visual installation using ribbons and messages tied to railings around Rochester Cathedral has been launched to show solidarity with those affected by child sexual abuse during a joint Safeguarding Season.
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Document published to help identify the next Bishop of Rochester
The Diocese has published details of what is needed in the next Bishop of Rochester. Called a Statement of Needs, it follows an extensive process of engagement across the Diocese.
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Diocese and Cathedral to mark Safeguarding Season
From Safeguarding Sunday on the 10 October to All Survivors’ Day on 3 November, the Diocese and Rochester Cathedral will mark a Safeguarding Season to raise awareness of a number of safeguarding issues that have implications for everyone.  
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New deacons and priests ordained
A nurse, a British Sign Language Interpreter, a flying enthusiast and a biochemist, were among the 23 men and women ordained as deacons and priests into the Diocese of Rochester on Saturday 25 September.
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Anthony Glockling: New Safeguarding Adviser
New Safeguarding Adviser, Anthony Glockling introduces himself to the Diocese.
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Ministry with Children, Young People and Families recognised
Over 70 people have gathered to celebrate and recognise voluntary and employed ministry among our Children, Young People and Families across the Diocese.
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Statement on the Rev David Beater
A statement from Bishop Simon Burton-Jones on the sentencing of the Rev David Beater.
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