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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


    6 September 2021

    Over 70 people have gathered to celebrate and recognise voluntary and employed ministry among our Children, Young People and Families across the Diocese. Read more

     5 July 2021

    An emotional farewell as the Diocese says goodbye to Bishop James and Bridget. Read more

     5 July 2021

    Dr Liza Thompson has been appointed the new Chair of the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisory Panel Read more

     16 June 2021

    Our Annual Report and Accounts for 2020 are now available to read and download Read more


     

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  • Prayer

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

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    God of compassion, be close to those who are ill, afraid or in isolation.: From plague, famine and disaster; from violence, murder and dying unprepared, *good Lord, deliver us.* *[The Litany][1]* ---------- [1]: https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/worship-texts-and-resources/common-worship/service-word/service-word-morning-evening-prayer-night-prayer#ch6h *(image:* Domenico Ghirlandaio, [Portrait of Giovanna degli Albizzi Tornabuoni](https://thevcs.org/wife-noble-character "Portrait of Giovanna degli Albizzi Tornabuoni"), 1489–90, Mixed media on panel*)* Trinity 16 Proverbs 31.10-end Psalm 1 James 3.13-4.3,7-8a Mark 9.30-37 (Proper 20) Tonbridge deanery The Rev Dr Miriam Barker, Area Dean; Dr Sally Musson, (proxy) Lay Chair

    Parish cycle:
    Beckenham,...

    God of compassion, be close to those who are ill, afraid or in isolation.: From plague, famine and disaster; from violence, murder and dying unprepared, *good Lord, deliver us.* *[The Litany][1]* ---------- [1]: https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/worship-texts-and-resources/common-worship/service-word/service-word-morning-evening-prayer-night-prayer#ch6h Parish cycle: Beckenham, St Paul’s Vicar: The Rev Simon Couper Community Cycle: For our Brothers and Sisters in the Presbyterian family of Churches

    Parish cycle:
    Beckenham,...

    God of compassion, be close to those who are ill, afraid or in isolation.: From plague, famine and disaster; from violence, murder and dying unprepared, *good Lord, deliver us.* *[The Litany][1]* ---------- [1]: https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/worship-texts-and-resources/common-worship/service-word/service-word-morning-evening-prayer-night-prayer#ch6h Parish cycle: Beckenham, St John the Baptist Vicar: The Rev David Jones Community Cycle: For our deliverance team Today the church celebrates Hildegard, abbess, visionary, 1179

    Parish cycle:
    Beckenham,...

    God of compassion, be close to those who are ill, afraid or in isolation.: From plague, famine and disaster; from violence, murder and dying unprepared, *good Lord, deliver us.* *[The Litany][1]* ---------- [1]: https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/worship-texts-and-resources/common-worship/service-word/service-word-morning-evening-prayer-night-prayer#ch6h Parish cycle: Beckenham, St James and St Michael with St Augustine Vicar: The Rev Leon Carberry Community Cycle: For Deanery Synods Today the Church celebrates: Ninian, bishop, apostle of the Picts, c.432 Edward Bouverie Pusey, priest, 1882; Edith of Kemsing, scholar, princess, nun, 984

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    Beckenham,...

    God of compassion, be close to those who are ill, afraid or in isolation.: From plague, famine and disaster; from violence, murder and dying unprepared, *good Lord, deliver us.* *[The Litany][1]* ---------- [1]: https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/worship-texts-and-resources/common-worship/service-word/service-word-morning-evening-prayer-night-prayer#ch6h Parish cycle: Beckenham, St James and St Michael with St Augustine Vicar: The Rev Leon Carberry Community Cycle: For Deanery Synods Today the Church celebrates Ninian, bishop, apostle of the Picts, c.432 Edward Bouverie Pusey, priest, 1882; Edith of Kemsing, scholar, princess, nun, 984

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    A tribute and prayer to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh by Bishop James Langstaff

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