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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


    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

     

    19 May 2021

    Archdeacon Julie Conalty has been announced as the next Bishop of Birkenhead Read more


     

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  • Prayer

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

    *Parish cycle*:

    West...

    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*: West Sevenoaks Team Ministry: Kippington, St Mary; Riverhead, St Mary, with Dunton Green, St John the Divine; Sevenoaks, St Luke Team Rector: The Rev Mark Bridgen Team Vicar: The Rev Anne Bourne Team Vicar: The Rev Andy Finn *Companion Parish:* Estonia, Harju-Risti Harare, Marondera All Saints *Community Cycle:* Sea Cadets The Rev Clive Jones and The Rev Nigel Bourne Today the Church of England remembers William Wilberforce, social reformer, Olaudah Equiano and Thomas Clarkson, anti-slavery campaigners, 1833, 1797 and 1846

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    Weald,...

    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*: Weald, St George’s Vicar: The Rev Canon Mandy Carr *Community Cycle:* Trinity School, Sevenoaks Head of Chaplaincy: Anna Graham Headteacher: Dr M Pawson Today the Church of England remembers Mary, Martha and Lazarus, companions of Our Lord

    *Parish...
    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:* Sundridge, St Mary’s, with Ide Hill, St Mary’s, and Toys Hill Rector: The Rev Pam Davies *Community Cycle:* Ide Hill CE Primary School, Ide Hill Headteacher: Mrs Louise Hillman Sundridge & Brasted CE Primary School, Sundridge Headteacher: Mr Anil Gaind

    *Parish...
    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:* Sevenoaks, St Nicholas Rector: The Rev Canon Angus MacLeay *Community Cycle:* Lady Boswell's CE Primary School, Sevenoaks Headteacher: Mrs Sharon Saunders Today the Church of England remembers Brooke Foss Westcott, bishop, teacher of the faith, 1901

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    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:* Sevenoaks, St John the Baptist Vicar: The Rev Robin Jones *Community Cycle:* St John's CE Primary School, Sevenoaks Headteacher: Mrs Sally Quirk Today the Church of England remembers Anne and Joachim, parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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

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