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  • Welcome to the website for the Diocese of Rochester

    We are the Church of England in the areas of Medway, north west Kent and the London Boroughs of Bromley and Bexley. A diverse and vibrant community of faith, we are Called Together to Grow disciples, Enrich our communities and Resource each other in our mission and ministry.


    LATEST NEWS


    13 May 2021

    Make a difference. Stand for Diocese Synod. Elections are taking place this year. Read more

    28 April 2021

    Blog: 6 things your church could do now to reopen well to children and young people Read more


    23 April 2021

    Bishop James and Bishop Simon welcome the report published by the Archbishops’ Anti-Racism Taskforce. Read more


    20 April 2021

    Bishops acknowledge 'pain and suffering' highlighted in BBC Panorama Read more


     

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  • Prayer

    Diocese of Rochester Cycle of Prayer
    The daily cycles of prayer for the Rochester Diocese

    *Parish cycle*:

    Mission...

    God of compassion, be close to those who are ill, afraid or in isolation.: #TodayWePray God of compassion, be close to those who are ill, afraid or in isolation. In their loneliness, be their consolation; in their anxiety, be their hope; in their darkness, be their light; through him who suffered alone on the cross, but reigns with you in glory, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (From Church of England Coronavirus (COVID-19) liturgy and prayer resources.) *Parish cycle*: Mission to areas of new housing and pioneer ministry *Community Cycle:* For the Licensed Lay Ministers being licensed today Warden of Lay Ministry: Mrs Karen Senior

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    Rainham,...

    God of compassion, be close to those who are ill, afraid or in isolation.: #TodayWePray God of compassion, be close to those who are ill, afraid or in isolation. In their loneliness, be their consolation; in their anxiety, be their hope; in their darkness, be their light; through him who suffered alone on the cross, but reigns with you in glory, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (From Church of England Coronavirus (COVID-19) liturgy and prayer resources.) *Parish cycle*: Rainham, St Margaret Vicar: The Rev Nathan Ward *Companion Parish:* Harare, Tafara St Philip's *Community Cycle:* St. Margaret's CE Junior School, Rainham Headteacher: Mr L Williams Today the Church of England remembers Matthias the Apostle

    *Parish...
    God of compassion, be close to those who are ill, afraid or in isolation.: #TodayWePray God of compassion, be close to those who are ill, afraid or in isolation. In their loneliness, be their consolation; in their anxiety, be their hope; in their darkness, be their light; through him who suffered alone on the cross, but reigns with you in glory, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (From Church of England Coronavirus (COVID-19) liturgy and prayer resources.) *Parish cycle*: Gillingham, St Mary Magdalene Priest-in-Charge: The Rev Liz Cox *Community Cycle:* For The Rt Rev Hosam Naoum, Honorary Canon of Rochester Cathedral, as he is installed today as the Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem, in the city’s St George’s Cathedral Today is Ascension Day

    *Parish...
    God of compassion, be close to those who are ill, afraid or in isolation.: #TodayWePray God of compassion, be close to those who are ill, afraid or in isolation. In their loneliness, be their consolation; in their anxiety, be their hope; in their darkness, be their light; through him who suffered alone on the cross, but reigns with you in glory, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (From Church of England Coronavirus (COVID-19) liturgy and prayer resources.) *Parish cycle:* Gillingham, St Luke Priest-in-Charge: The Rev Garry Jenkins *Community Cycle:* for the Companion Diocese Steering Group meeting today Bishop’s Adviser for Overseas Partnerships: The Rev Canon David Kitley Today the Church of England remembers Gregory Dix, priest, monk, scholar, 1952 Today is Rogation Day

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    God of compassion, be close to those who are ill, afraid or in isolation.: #TodayWePray God of compassion, be close to those who are ill, afraid or in isolation. In their loneliness, be their consolation; in their anxiety, be their hope; in their darkness, be their light; through him who suffered alone on the cross, but reigns with you in glory, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (From Church of England Coronavirus (COVID-19) liturgy and prayer resources.) *Parish cycle:* Gillingham, St Mark, and St Mary’s Island Vicar: The Rev Saju Muthalaly *Community Cycle:* St. Mary's Island CE Primary School, St. Mary's Island Headteacher: Mrs Christine Easton

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    A tribute and prayer to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh by Bishop James Langstaff

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