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Churches encouraged to review security measures as lead theft rises
In light of increasing reports of lead theft the Diocese has issued helpful guidance to churches to help reduce the risk of theft.
Open Churches encouraged to review security measures as lead theft rises

School celebrations make joyful return
Church School Celebration Days have been held again in Rochester Cathedral and Bromley Parish Church for the first time since before the pandemic.
Open School celebrations make joyful return

Report on Easter attendance shows encouraging return to church
Rochester Diocese is one of four dioceses that has contributed to a new national report exploring Easter day church-going attendance in 2022.
Open Report on Easter attendance shows encouraging return to church

Annual Report and Accounts for 2021 now available
We are delighted to be able to make available our Annual Report and Accounts for 2021
Open Annual Report and Accounts for 2021 now available

Diocesan Synod meets
Everyday faith, generous giving and the Annual Report and Accounts were just some of the items on the agenda at Diocesan Synod in June
Open Diocesan Synod meets

Bishop reflects on the changes during The Queen's reign
Bishop Simon has given the address at a civic service of celebration in Rochester Cathedral for The Queen's Platinum Jubilee.
Open Bishop reflects on the changes during The Queen's reign

Churches get set to celebrate the Jubilee
From church services and parties to beacon-lighting and tree planting, churches are ready to give thanks for Her Majesty’s seventy years of service.
Open Churches get set to celebrate the Jubilee

National Learnt Lessons Review published: William Scott Farrell
The National Safeguarding Team’s independent lessons learnt review into the recruitment and appointment of William Scott Farrell, a previous Director of Music at Rochester Cathedral, has been published.
Open National Learnt Lessons Review published: William Scott Farrell

Diocesan Poverty and Hope Appeal 2022 launched
Today we have launched our Poverty and Hope Appeal 2022. Our annual invitation to tackle poverty around the world.
Open Diocesan Poverty and Hope Appeal 2022 launched

Service to license new Lay Ministers
Saturday 14 May, was a day of great rejoicing, as 14 new Lay Ministers were licensed at Rochester Cathedral by Bishop Simon.
Open Service to license new Lay Ministers

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