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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.


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    We have now begun a phased reopening of the Diocesan Office. If you need assistance, the reception is available for phone calls only between 9am and 5pm on weekdays on: 01634 560 000 or please email: reception@rochester.anglican.org

    We're sorry, but we are unable to welcome visitors to the office at this time. The office is being used by a small number of staff on a scheduled basis. 

    Our Safeguarding Advisers continue to be available to you during this time. Whether you are a parish or an individual - please do continue to refer any safeguarding concerns to them and seek their advice and support. Find their contact details here

    All other teams should be contacted in the first instance via email. All contact details can be found here: www.rochester.anglican.org/contact/

    For advice for your parish around the coronavirus, please visit our dedicated webpage or visit the Church of England website


      Friday 31 July 2020

    Diocesan digital survey highlights parishes' online pandemic experience Read more


      Thursday 30 July 2020

    Diocesan Synod hear of struggles of young people during the pandemic from The Children's Society Read more


      Wednesday 29 July 2020

    A fund launched in April by the Diocese to offer support to parishes experiencing financial hardship during the Covid-19 pandemic has received a number of generous donations from parishes in support of the fund. Read more

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  • Prayer

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

    *Parish...
    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*: Belvedere, St Augustine of Canterbury Vicar: The Rev Clive Jones *Companion Parish:* Harare, Chitungwiza St Mary's *Community Cycle:* St Augustine's of Canterbury CE Primary School, Belvedere Headteacher: Mr Mark Smale Today the Church of England remembers the Transfiguration of Our Lord

    *Parish...
    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:* Belvedere, All Saints Priest-in-Charge: The Rev Simon Archer *Community Cycle:* Clergy Houses Committee & Property Assistant Diocesan Secretary (Property): Mr Mark Trevett Today the Church of England remembers Oswald, king, martyr, 642

    For those working in...
    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.) For those working in education and childcare **Parish cycle:** Barnehurst, St Martin Vicar: The Rev Gareth Bowen **Community Cycle:** Bluewater chaplaincy Lead Chaplain: The Rev Mark Ball *Today the church remembers* Jean-Baptiste Vianney, cure d’Ars, spiritual guide, 1859

    For those working in health...
    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.) For those working in health and social care **Parish cycle:** Hayes, St Mary the Virgin Rector: The Rev Napo John **Community Cycle:** For our Brothers and Sisters in the Methodist family of Churches

    For those working in...
    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.) For those working in utilities, communication and financial services Todawe pray for Cobham deanery The Rev Canon Alyson Davie, Area Dean; Miss Pauline Foster, Lay Chair *Today is Trinity 8 Genesis 32.22-31 Psalm 17.1-7,16 \[or 17.1-7\] Romans 9.1-5 Matthew 14.13-21*

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    Bishop James - a message as churches begin to re-open for individual prayer.

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