Celebration of fostering and adoption

22 Jan 2018
Invitation to attend Rochester Cathedral celebration of adoption and fostering

Diagrama is inviting people with an interest in fostering and adoption to attend a special  celebration at Rochester Cathedral in March.

The service marks the culmination of the ground-breaking partnership formed by Home for Good, the Diagrama Foundation and the Diocese of Rochester to raise the profile of fostering and adoption in the Christian community.

Hosted by The Right Reverend James Langstaff, Bishop of Rochester, who has fully supported the campaign, the event marks the work of foster carers and adopters, their contribution to society and the young people they serve and care for.

Bishop James said: "I have found it hugely encouraging to see this work begin and to sense the enthusiasm and interest among many people. It is my prayer that as a result of this project many vulnerable children will find homes for good where they experience welcome, care and love. But more than just that, there are many within our Diocese who have already started pursuing this call to foster or adopt and who know the joys and challenges it can bring.

"We want to celebrate the hospitality and love shown by these families and those considering it for the future, and demonstrate to fostered and adopted children how welcome they are in our community."

"This celebration is for everyone, as we all have a role to play in ensuring that children fostered or adopted in our community are fully welcomed. It would be wonderful to see the Cathedral full on 3rd March as an expression of the welcome we seek to extend to those who are among the most vulnerable in our society."

Bishop James will be joined by Dr Krish Kandiah, the Founder and Director of Home for Good and David McGuire, chief executive of Diagrama Foundation. They will be accompanied by children from the Greenacre Academy school choir.

For more information and to book your free place at this child-friendly event visit homeforgood.org.uk/rochestercathedral