Welcome to the Diocese of Rochester. We are a diverse and vibrant family of faith within the Church of England, covering the areas of Medway, north and west Kent and the London Boroughs of Bromley and Bexley.
We serve a population of some 1.3 million people, including
- 215 parishes
- 90 schools; and
- numerous chaplains.
Alongside this, we also enjoy flourishing relationships with the Anglican Dioceses of Harare in Zimbabwe, and Kondoa and Mpwapwa in Tanzania, as well as an ecumenical link with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Estonia.
Rural, but also massively urban and suburban, the wealth of cultures across the Diocese is huge. From this rich mix, we represent some of the most prosperous and poorest areas of the country.
Because of this, we either have some of the biggest challenges or, as we see it, some of the best opportunities for growing God’s Kingdom.
As you explore this section you can find out more about what makes us a family of faith here in the Diocese of Rochester.
Other useful links
- If you would like to connect with a church local to you, please visit Find a church
- Read the story of our last year in our Annual Report and Accounts