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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

'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.

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

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

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.

New Archdeacon of Tonbridge announced

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

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