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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

            Friday 22 March 2019

    Bishop James will be joining the 'Standing Together' rally on 6 April, to show solidarity with families and communities impacted by violent crime. More here

            Wednesday 20 March 2019

    School leaders from across Rochester Diocese’s Church school network have met for an inspiring day of talks and discussions, exploring the theme of ‘flourishing for all.’ More here

          Tuesday 19 March 2019

    Bishop James has invited churches in the Diocese to support an initiative by the Church of England, to encourage communities to come together in conversation and prayer as Brexit discussions reach a pivotal point.  More here

          Thursday 14 March 2019

    On Sunday 10 March, nearly 200 people took part in a celebratory service for employed youth workers and volunteers in the Diocese of Rochester, at Rochester Cathedral.  More here


  • What’s on

    Friday 22nd March
    00:00 Curates' Residential (Yr3)

    Saturday 23rd March

    Out Of Control

    00:00 Curates' Residential (Yr3)
    09:00 Big Questions and Bacon Butties
    11:30 Mothers ' Union Eucharist with Commissioning
    17:30 Organ recital

    Sunday 24th March
    00:00 Curates' Residential (Yr3)

    Monday 25th March
    00:00 Inter-Diocesan Finance Forum

    Tuesday 26th March
    10:00 Finance Committee
    18:45 Boost Satellite Tour

    Thursday 28th March
    17:30 Bishop's Council

    Monday 1st April
    19:30 Hope Unleashed at St Peter & St Paul Tonbridge

    Tuesday 2nd April
    10:30 A Workshop Exploring Anna Chaplaincy with Older People

    Wednesday 3rd April
    18:30 Tonbridge Archdeaconry Mission & Pastoral Working Group

    Thursday 4th April
    14:30 DAC


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  • Prayer

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

    Parish cycle:
    Stansted, St...

    Parish cycle: Stansted, St Mary, with Fairseat, Holy Innocents, and Vigo Rector: The Rev Chris Noble Community Cycle: For all travelling some distance to school or work.

    Thomas Cranmer, archbishop,...
    Thomas Cranmer, archbishop, Reformation martyr, 1556 Parish cycle: Shoreham, St Peter and St Paul Vicar: The Rev Diane Rees Community Cycle: For our Brothers and sisters in the Roman Catholic Church

    Cuthbert, bishop,...
    Cuthbert, bishop, missionary, 687 Parish cycle: Shipbourne with Plaxtol Rector: The Rev Dr Peter Hayler Community Cycle: Diocesan Dept: Strategy and Implementation Associate Diocesan Secretary: Mr Matthew Girt  

    Joseph of Nazareth

    Joseph of Nazareth Parish cycle: Platt, St Mary the Virgin Vicar: The Rev Lorraine Turner Community Cycle: Platt CE Primary School, Platt Headteacher: Mrs Hannah Walters

    Cyril, bishop, teacher of...
    Cyril, bishop, teacher of the faith, 386 Parish cycle: Otford, St Bartholomew Vicar: The Rev Richard Worssam Community Cycle: Burrswood Christian Hospital and Place of Healing Chaplain: vacancy


  • Latest Media
    Lent message from the Dean of Rochester Cathedral


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