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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.
Open Statement on the Rev David Beater

A thank you from Bishop James
Following his farewell celebrations, Bishop James shares a message of thanks with the Diocese
Open A thank you from Bishop James

Emotional farewell as Bishop James retires
There was joy mixed with sadness as the Diocese said 'goodbye' and 'thank you' to Bishop James and Bridget at a service in Rochester Cathedral.
Open Emotional farewell as Bishop James retires

New chair of Diocesan Safeguarding Advisory Panel appointed
Dr Liza Thompson has been appointed as the new Chair of the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisory Panel (DSAP).
Open New chair of Diocesan Safeguarding Advisory Panel appointed

Bishop James and Bridget to be bid farewell at Cathedral Service
Churches are invited to join a livestream of Bishop James' farewell service on Saturday 3 July.
Open Bishop James and Bridget to be bid farewell at Cathedral Service

Churches needed to help test new scheme to support giving
The Diocese is looking for a small number of parishes to join the Parish Giving Scheme (PGS) to help test it ahead of a wider role-out next year.
Open Churches needed to help test new scheme to support giving

New archdeaconry leads to support spiritual needs of older people
Bishop James has commissioned a new chaplain and six new archdeaconry leads to ensure the spiritual needs of older people are met across the Diocese.
Open New archdeaconry leads to support spiritual needs of older people

Full-time Generous Giving Adviser appointed
Liz Mullins has been appointed as our next Giving Advisor.
Open Full-time Generous Giving Adviser appointed

Churches invited to respond to Protect Duty Consultation
The Government is currently consulting on how they can make the public safer at publicly accessible locations.
Open Churches invited to respond to Protect Duty Consultation

Farewell as Caroline leaves Community Engagement role
After 7 years in the role, Caroline Clarke, Community Engagement and Social Action Team Lead (CESA), is leaving her role with the Diocese. Caroline is leaving to take a step of faith and test a call to the North East of the country.
Open Farewell as Caroline leaves Community Engagement role

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