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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

           Thursday 6 December 2018

    A parish in Matfield has taken to the airways as part of the Church of England's Advent and Christmas #FollowTheStar campaign. Read more

     


          Thursday 6 December 2018

    An artistically inspired Quiet Day took place at St Peter and St Paul Church, Tonbridge, to give people the opportunity to pray and reflect, ahead of the busy days of Advent and Christmas.Read more


           Wednesday 28 November 2018

    Comments blaming young people for not being ‘robust enough’ to deal with life today are not to be tolerated in the Church, says the Bishop of Tonbridge, the Rt Rev Simon Burton-Jones.Read more


           Tuesday 27 November 2018

    Churches across the Diocese are being encouraged to use ‘A Church Near You’ (ACNY)  this Christmas.Read more

     

     

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  • Prayer

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

    Parish cycle:
    Wilmington,...

    Parish cycle: Wilmington, St Michael and All Angels Vicar: vacancy Community Cycle: For our Diocesan Bishops, meeting at Lambeth today

    Advent 2:
    Baruch 5.1-9 or...

    Advent 2: Baruch 5.1-9 or Malachi 3.1-4 Canticle: Benedictus Philippians 1.3-11 Luke 3.1-6 Pray for: our Companion Diocese of Harare, preparing for Bishop Chad’s retirement

    The Conception of the...
    The Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish cycle: Swanley, St Paul, and Hextable, St Peter Vicar: The Rev Johnny Douglas Community Cycle: Diocesan Dept: Diocesan Advisory Committee Chair: Derek Shilling

    Ambrose, Bishop of Milan,...
    Ambrose, Bishop of Milan, Teacher of the Faith, 397 Parish cycle: Swanley, St Mary the Virgin Vicar: The Rev Dane Batley-Gladden Community Cycle: Platt CE Primary School, Platt Headteacher: Mrs Hannah Walters

    Nicholas, Bishop of Myra,...
    Nicholas, Bishop of Myra, c.326 Parish cycle: Stone, St Mary Rector: The Rev Kenneth Clark Community Cycle: For our Brothers and sisters in the Coptic family of Churches

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    Bishop Simons’ Advent Message

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