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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

       Tuesday 3 December 2019

    Bishop James is delighted to announce that the environmentalist, Dr Ruth Valerio, is to join Rochester Cathedral as an honorary canon  Find out more


     

       Wednesday 6 November 2019

    Bishop James and Bishop Simon have shared a message with the Diocesa ahead of the General Election  Find out more


       Tuesday 15 October 2019

    'Life Together', our new rhythm of prayer for anyone within the Diocese looking to deepen their relationship with God, is now here! Find out more


    We are currently undertaking a comprehensive safeguarding review.  If you need to come forward with information or make any disclosures regarding church related abuse, please contact the Diocese of Rochester’s Safeguarding team on: 01634 560000. You can also call a dedicated, NSPCC helpline, for free on 0800 80 20 20.

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  • What's On

    Saturday 7th December

    13:30 Christmas Fair

    Monday 9th December

    00:00 House of Bishops' Meeting

    Tuesday 10th December

    00:00 House of Bishops' Meeting

    Wednesday 11th December

    09:00 Bishop's Leadership Team Meeting

    Thursday 12th December

    10:00 Magnificat Quiet Day

    10:00 Magnificat Quiet Day

    10:00 Magnificat Quiet Day

    14:30 DAC

    Saturday 14th December

    12:30 Rochester Cathedral Christingle with Carols.

    Sunday 15th December

    18:30 Choral Evensong

    Monday 23rd December

    19:00 Comedians & Carols

    Wednesday 25th December

    Christmas Day

    Tuesday 31st December

    New Years Eve

    Wednesday 1st January

    New Years Day

    New Year's Day - Bank Holiday

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  • Prayer

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

    Parish cycle:
    Penge, St...

    Parish cycle: Penge, St John the Evangelist Priest-in-Charge: vacancy Community Cycle: St. John's CE Primary School, Penge Headteacher: Mrs Sharon Rutherford (Head of School)

    John of Damascus, Monk,...
    John of Damascus, Monk, Teacher of the Faith, c.749 Nicholas Ferrar, Deacon, Founder of the Little Gidding Community, 1637 Parish cycle: Beckenham, St Paul’s Vicar: The Rev Simon Couper Community Cycle: For our Ordinands in training Diocesan Director of Ordinands and Vocations: Rev Canon Pamela Ive

    Francis Xavier, Missionary,...
    Francis Xavier, Missionary, Apostle of the Indies, 1552 Parish cycle: Beckenham, St John the Baptist Vicar: The Rev David Jones Community Cycle: Mother’s Union President: Mrs Julia Jamieson

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    Parish cycle: Beckenham, St James and St Michael with St Augustine Vicar: The Rev Leon Carberry Community Cycle: For Pastoral Assistants Warden of Lay Ministries: Mrs Karen Senior

    Charles de Foucauld,...
    Charles de Foucauld, hermit, 1916 Advent 1 Isaiah 2.1-5 Psalm 122 Romans 13.11-14 Matthew 24.36-44 Tonbridge Archdeaconry The Venerable Julie Conalty, Archdeacon

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  • Latest Media
    Week in the diocese 25 Nov - 1 Dec

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