Called Together

Called Together - Launch invite from Bishop James from Called Together on Vimeo.


The Diocese is set to celebrate the launch of its new vision ‘Called Together’ at Rochester Cathedral on Saturday 4 November. Everyone is welcome to attend this afternoon of celebration and worship – for more details and to register your intention to come please click here

The result of a year-long process of conversation, listening and prayer, ‘Called Together’ will guide and shape the activity and mission of each and every person that makes up the Diocese for the next five years through the themes of: Growing disciples, Enriching communities and Resourcing mission and ministry

Through the Our Conversation: Our Future process, people from across each archdeaconry responded to the call to discern what the Holy Spirit might be calling them to do and be in their local setting, as well as what needed to change.

People took part in groups and as individuals, and included parishes, chaplaincies, schools, deaneries, home-groups and a variety of local settings.

A full range of ‘Called Together’ resources will be available to download online on the day of the launch, however logos, ready-to-use articles and other useful material can already be found in the resources section below.

Even if you are unable to attend the launch event, there will be other opportunities to get involved online - including a live stream of the worship and presentation on Facebook.  Make sure you follow us on Facebook and Twitter to make sure you receive all the latest updates.

A series of events will also take place in early 2018 in each of the Rochester, Tonbridge, and Bromley & Bexley Archdeaconries – details coming soon.


Bishop James' invitation to come to the event - download the film to use locally here 

On Saturday 14 October, 2017 Bishop James gave an address to Synod looking ahead to the launch of Called Together. An audio and text version of his speech can be found here:

Archdeacon Simon spoke at Synod last year (2016) about the need to develop a new vision. An audio and text version of his address can be found here:

A handy selection of ‘Called Together’ material available for you to use now within your parishes:

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