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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

     

    The Diocesan Office is now closed until further notice. A Reception service is still available remotely. If you need assistance, in the first instance please email the Diocesan Reception on: reception@rochester.anglican.org

    During office hours you can also ring 07468 709671. If you do ring the main reception number (01634 560 000), you will hear a recorded message detailing all this information for you.

    Our Safeguarding Advisers continue to be available to you during this time. Whether you are a parish or an individual - please do continue to refer any safeguarding concerns to them and seek their advice and support. Find their contact details here

    All other teams are working from home and should be contacted in the first instance via email. All contact details can be found here: www.rochester.anglican.org/contact/

    For advice for your parish around the coronavirus, please visit our dedicated webpage or visit the Church of England website


      Tuesday 7 July 2020

    Delight as some churches in the Diocese reopened for public worship on 4 July Read more


     

      Tuesday 23 June 2020

    Bishop James and Bishop Simon respond to the announcement by Government (Tuesday 23 June) that church buildings will be able to reopen for public worship from 4th July. Read more


      Wednesday 10 June 2020

    A letter to the Diocese from Bishop James following recent annoucements regarding the possibilty for churches to open for individual private prayer and funerals from 15 June. Read more


       Friday 5 June 2020

    Bishop James shares his personal reflections arising from the recent killing of George Floyd, and some the ways churches can stand in solidarity with others at this time. Read more

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  • What's On

    Monday 13th July

    Bishopscourt Garden Parties

    General Synod

    14:00 DBE

    Tuesday 14th July

    Bishopscourt Garden Parties

    General Synod

    Celebration of Learning

    Wednesday 15th July

    Bishopscourt Garden Parties

    Safeguarding Service

    09:30 Bishop's Leadership Team

    14:30 Bishop's Safeguarding Advisory Panel

    18:00 Community Hubs: Supporting Our Communities

    Thursday 16th July

    Bishopscourt Garden Parties

    Pre-Lambeth Conference Hospitality

    Friday 17th July

    Bishopscourt Garden Parties

    Pre-Lambeth Conference Hospitality

    Permission to Officiate Service

    Saturday 18th July

    Bishopscourt Garden Parties

    Pre-Lambeth Conference Hospitality

    00:00 Pre-Lambeth Conference Service & Garden Party

    Sunday 19th July

    Bishopscourt Garden Parties

    Pre-Lambeth Conference Hospitality

    18:30 Choral Evensong

    Monday 20th July

    Pre-Lambeth Conference Hospitality

    Tuesday 21st July

    Pre-Lambeth Conference Hospitality

    17:30 Bishop's Council

    Wednesday 22nd July

    Pre-Lambeth Conference Hospitality

    Thursday 30th July

    14:30 DAC

    Friday 31st July

    Lambeth Conference

    Saturday 1st August

    Lambeth Conference

    Sunday 2nd August

    Lambeth Conference

    Monday 3rd August

    Lambeth Conference

    Tuesday 4th August

    Lambeth Conference

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  • Prayer

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

    For those working in health...
    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.) This is a suggested additional cycle so that we can pray for those ‘key workers’ holding the burden of keeping the country running during the crisis: For those working in health and social care *Parish cycle:* Beckenham, St James and St Michael with St Augustine Vicar: The Rev Leon Carberry *Community Cycle:* Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust Chaplains: The Rev Ted Hurst & The Rev Ruth Bierbaum

    For those working in...
    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.) This is a suggested additional cycle so that we can pray for those ‘key workers’ holding the burden of keeping the country running during the crisis: For those working in utilities, communication and financial services **Trinity 5**   **Genesis 25.19-end** **Psalm 119.105-112** **Romans 8.1-11** **Matthew 13.1-9,18-23** Harare: Our Companion Diocese, Harare: The Rt Rev Farai Mutamiri, Bishop

    For those working in...
    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.) This is a suggested additional cycle so that we can pray for those ‘key workers’ holding the burden of keeping the country running during the crisis: For those working in transport *Parish cycle*: Beckenham, St George and St Barnabas Rector: The Rev Canon Jeremy Blunden *Companion Parish:* Estonia, Tallinna Toompea Kaarli *Community Cycle:* Malling Abbey Mother Abbess: Mtr Mary David Today the Church of England remembers Benedict, abbot, c.550

    For those working in public...
    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.) This is a suggested additional cycle so that we can pray for those ‘key workers’ holding the burden of keeping the country running during the crisis: For those working in public safety and national security *Parish cycle*: Beckenham, Holy Trinity Vicar: The Rev Canon Dr Nick Read *Community Cycle:* for our school chaplains Lead Chaplain: The Rev Canon Rachael Knapp

    For those working in food...
    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.) This is a suggested additional cycle so that we can pray for those ‘key workers’ holding the burden of keeping the country running during the crisis: For those working in food and other necessary goods *Parish cycle*: Beckenham, Christ Church Vicar: The Rev Rob Hinton *Community Cycle:* For the Diocesan Department of Education Director of Education: Mr John Constanti

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    Bishop James - a message as churches begin to re-open for individual prayer.

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