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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.


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    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 07384 826866 or 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.

    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


        Monday 6 April 2020

    An award winning farmers' market held every Thursday at St Giles Church, Shipbourne, is continuing with support from the church, as a new 'Drive Thru' version.Read more


        Monday 23 March 2020

    Following a discussion between all Diocesan Bishops and the subsequent broadcast statement by the Prime Minister, all our places of worship are now to be fully closed with immediate effect. Read more


        Monday 23 March 2020

    In a joint message with the Bishops of London, Southwark and Chelmsford, Bishop James has informed clergy in the Archdeaconry of Bromley and Bexley that all churches in the London area must close. Read more

     


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  • What's On

    Thursday 9th April

    Maundy Thursday

    Friday 10th April

    Good Friday

    Sunday 12th April

    Easter Day

    Monday 13th April

    Bank Holiday

    Sunday 19th April

    18:30 Choral Evensong

    Monday 20th April

    Rochester Leadership Programme (Part 2)

    Tuesday 21st April

    Rochester Leadership Programme (Part 2)

    09:30 Bishop's Leadership Team Meeting

    Wednesday 22nd April

    Rochester Leadership Programme (Part 2)

    14:00 Bishop's Safeguarding Advisory Panel

    Thursday 23rd April

    Rochester Leadership Programme (Part 2)

    Friday 24th April

    Rochester Leadership Programme (Part 2)

    Curates' Residential (Year 3)

    Saturday 25th April

    Curates' Residential (Year 3)

    Sunday 26th April

    Curates' Residential (Year 3)

    Monday 27th April

    Diocesan Bishops' Meeting

    Tuesday 28th April

    Diocesan Bishops' Meeting

    Training Incumbents' Residential

    Wednesday 29th April

    Diocesan Bishops' Meeting

    Training Incumbents' Residential

    Thursday 30th April

    14:30 DBE Finance & Resources Committee

    Friday 1st May

    10:30 Finance Committee

    Saturday 2nd May

    09:15 Mindfulness and Christian Meditation

    Tuesday 5th May

    Area Deans' Residential

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  • Prayer

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

    Health and social care...
    Weekly cycle during the pandemic. 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. 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. Health and social care Holy Monday For all Christians as they prepare to keep this week holy

    Weekly cycle during the...
    Weekly cycle during the pandemic. Sunday Utilities, communication and financial services Palm Sunday Liturgy of the Palms: Matthew 21.1-11 Psalm 118.19-24 Liturgy of the Passion: Isaiah 50.4-9a Psalm 31.9-16 Philippians 2.5-11 Matthew 27.11-54 Sevenoaks Deanery The Rev Michael Gentry, Area Dean; Brig Ian Dobbie, Lay Chair

    Weekly cycle during the...
    Weekly cycle during the pandemic. Saturday Transport Parish cycle: Grain, St James, with Stoke, St Peter and St Paul Priest-in-Charge: vacancy Community Cycle: St. James' CE Primary School, Isle of Grain Headteacher: Ms Fay Cordingley

    Weekly cycle during the...
    Weekly cycle during the pandemic. Friday Public safety and national security Parish cycle: Frindsbury, All Saints, with Upnor, St Philip and St James, and Chattenden, Bishop Gundulph Vicar: The Rev Nicholas Cooper Community Cycle: For interfaith groups Diocesan Inter-faith Advisor: The Rev Richard Martin

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    Cuxton, St...

    Parish cycle: Cuxton, St Michael and All Angels, with Halling, St John the Baptist Rector: The Rev Roger Knight Community Cycle: South East Coast Ambulance Trust Chaplains: The Rev David Jones and Ellen Couzens

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    Beacons of Hope: Rev Andrew Axon (Matfield and Lamberhurst)

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