Our faith in action

Our faith in action

Explore these stories of how we are living out our faith day to day in the Diocese of Rochester.

In this section you will find examples of how we are living out our Called Together vision as a family of faith across Medway, north and west Kent, and the London Boroughs of Bromley and Bexley.

Stories about:

  • social and environmental justice
  • personal testimonies of faith and calling
  • pioneering ministries
  • initiatives we are engaged with that allow us to hear the prophetic voice
  • the different ways we are demonstrating the love of Jesus to individuals and communities locally and elsewhere.


Bowled Over in Gillingham
The Community Hub, which is based at St Augustine's Gillingham has been given a grant to enable the purchase of two sets of carpet bowls by the Kent Community Foundation. A “Place of Welcome” already operates each Wednesday morning where people can meet over a free cup of coffee and a biscuit. Specialist groups covering all sorts of social needs are in attendance.
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Sharing personal stories of faith
Each of us has a unique story to tell about our journey of faith. It might seem ordinary. Whatever it is, it is always worth sharing. This Lent, the Church of England is encouraging all Christians to think about their daily calling, to discover simple ways they can share the story of their faith, and the difference Christ makes in our lives and our communities. So, what’s your story?
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Caring for care homes
A network of chaplains and volunteers is supporting some of the most vulnerable in our society, those living and working in care homes. News coverage during the pandemic has shown the devastation coronavirus has brought to care homes.
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Children exploring faith through art
Children at West Kingsdown C of E Primary School are enjoying a new arty opportunity, thanks to help from the Diocese of Rochester’s Children and Young People Fund. The grant for nearly £5,000 has gone towards creating a Spiritual Art Studio in their school.
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