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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


      Tuesday 22 December 2020

    Bishops join Kent Church leaders to share county-wide message of hope this Christmas. Read more here


      Thursday 26 November 2020

    Bromley church launches fund to support women fleeing domestic abuse. Read more here


      Wednesday 25 November 2020

    St Francis Church in Strood has received funding from the AllChurches Trust to help them go digital. Read more here

     

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  • Prayer

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

    *Parish...
    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:* Speldhurst, St Mary the Virgin, with Groombridge, St John the Evangelist, and Ashurst, St Martin of Tours Rector: The Rev Douglas Wren *Community Cycle:* Speldhurst CE Primary School, Speldhurst Headteacher: Mrs Stephanie Hayward

    *Parish...
    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:* Southborough, St Thomas Priest-in-Charge: The Rev Rachael Wilson *Community Cycle:* Diocesan Counselling and Well-being Network Lead: Dr Deborah Watkins Today the Church of England remembers Timothy and Titus, Companions of Paul

    *Parish...
    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:* Southborough, Christ Church Rector: The Rev Nick Cornell *Community Cycle:* Southborough CE Primary School, Southborough Headteacher: Mrs Emma Savage Today the Church of England remembers the Conversion of Paul

    **Epiphany...
    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.) **Epiphany 3**   **Genesis 14.17-20** **Psalm 128** **Revelation 19.6-10** **John 2.1-11** Today we pray for Strood deanery The Rev Sharon Copestake, Area Dean; Mr Ken Reynolds, Lay Chair

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    Langton...

    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*: Langton Green, All Saints Vicar: The Rev Lynn Trainor *Community Cycle:* For West Sevenoaks Team Ministry, and their new Team Vicar, the Rev Andrew Finn, licensed today

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