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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


    20 April 2021

    Bishops acknowledge 'pain and suffering' highlighted in BBC Panorama Read more


    17 April 2021

    Parishes across the area of the Diocese offered services and opportunities for private prayer and reflection following the death of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh in April Read more


    9 April 2021

    Residents around St Francis Church in Strood enjoyed discovering Easter eggs in unexpected places. Read more


    7 April 2021

    Bishop Simon urges men to take a stand against violence towards women. Read more

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  • Prayer

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

    *Parish cycle:*

    Istead...

    God of compassion, be close to those who are ill, afraid or in isolation.: #TodayWePray God of compassion, be close to those who are ill, afraid or in isolation. In their loneliness, be their consolation; in their anxiety, be their hope; in their darkness, be their light; through him who suffered alone on the cross, but reigns with you in glory, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (From Church of England Coronavirus (COVID-19) liturgy and prayer resources.) *Parish cycle:* Istead Rise, St Barnabas Priest-in-Charge: vacancy *Companion Parish:* Mpwapwa, Iyenge St John's *Community Cycle:* For the Called to Grow project work based at Erith Christ Church, working with children and families Today the Church of England remembers Anselm, abbot, archbishop, teacher of the faith, 1109

    *Parish cycle:*

    Fawkham,...

    God of compassion, be close to those who are ill, afraid or in isolation.: #TodayWePray God of compassion, be close to those who are ill, afraid or in isolation. In their loneliness, be their consolation; in their anxiety, be their hope; in their darkness, be their light; through him who suffered alone on the cross, but reigns with you in glory, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (From Church of England Coronavirus (COVID-19) liturgy and prayer resources.) *Parish cycle:* Fawkham, St Mary, and Hartley, All Saints Priest-in-Charge: The Rev Adele Barker *Companion Parish:* Mpwapwa, Lukole *Community Cycle:* Fawkham CE Primary School, Fawkham Headteacher: Mrs Mandy Bridges

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    Cobham,...

    *Parish cycle:* Cobham, St Mary Magdalene, with Luddesdowne St Peter and St Paul, and Dode Priest-in-Charge: The Rev Angela Walker *Community Cycle:* For our clergy spouses Co-ordinator: Mrs Margaret Wooding Jones Today the Church of England remembers Alphege, archbishop, martyr, 1012

    **Easter...
    **Easter 3** **\[Zephaniah 3.14-end\]** **Acts 3.12-19** **Psalm 4** **I John 3.1-7** **Luke 24.36b-48** Today We Pray for **Harare** Our Link Diocese, Harare: Bishop, The Rt Rev Dr Farai Mutamiri

    For the repose of the soul...
    God of compassion, be close to those who are ill, afraid or in isolation.: #TodayWePray God of compassion, be close to those who are ill, afraid or in isolation. In their loneliness, be their consolation; in their anxiety, be their hope; in their darkness, be their light; through him who suffered alone on the cross, but reigns with you in glory, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (From Church of England Coronavirus (COVID-19) liturgy and prayer resources.) For the repose of the soul of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinborough. May he rest in peace, and rise in glory.

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

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