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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

       Wednesday 6 November 2019

    Bishop James and Bishop Simon have shared a message with the Diocesa ahead of the General Election  Find out more

       Tuesday 15 October 2019

    'Life Together', our new rhythm of prayer for anyone within the Diocese looking to deepen their relationship with God, is now here! Find out more

       Wednesday 9 October 2019

    With Freedom Week starting on 13 October, parishes are encouraged to help raise awareness of the problem of Modern Slavery More here

      Thursday 3 October 2019

    Budding film makers get big break at church club in Sevenoaks Weald More here



    We are currently undertaking a comprehensive safeguarding review.  If you need to come forward with information or make any disclosures regarding church related abuse, please contact the Diocese of Rochester’s Safeguarding team on: 01634 560000. You can also call a dedicated, NSPCC helpline, for free on 0800 80 20 20.


  • What's On

    Tuesday 19th November

    00:00 New Posts Programme

    Wednesday 20th November

    00:00 New Posts Programme

    17:30 Bishop's Council

    Thursday 21st November

    00:00 New Posts Programme

    Saturday 23rd November


    Monday 25th November

    00:00 General Synod (Contingency Date)

    07:00 White Ribbon Day

    Tuesday 26th November

    00:00 General Synod (Contingency Date)

    Wednesday 27th November

    00:00 General Synod (Contingency Date)

    09:00 Place of Welcome - White Ribbon

    Friday 29th November

    00:00 Cathedral Call-Over

    Saturday 30th November

    10:00 Parish Christmas Fair

    Sunday 1st December

    17:00 Journeying Deeper - Talks on the Christian Life

    Tuesday 3rd December

    14:00 Clergy Houses Committee

    Wednesday 4th December

    10:00 Place of Welcome with Autism cafe

    17:00 Chatham Grammar Christmas Concert

    Saturday 7th December

    13:30 Christmas Fair

    Monday 9th December

    00:00 House of Bishops' Meeting

    Tuesday 10th December

    00:00 House of Bishops' Meeting

    Wednesday 11th December

    09:00 Bishop's Leadership Team Meeting

    Thursday 12th December

    14:30 DAC

    Saturday 14th December

    12:30 Rochester Cathedral Christingle with Carols.

    Sunday 15th December

    18:30 Choral Evensong


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  • Prayer

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

    Hilda, abbess,...
    Hilda, abbess, 680; Mechtild, beguine, mystic, 1280; International Men’s Day Parish cycle: Tunbridge Wells, King Charles the Martyr Vicar: The Rev Laurence Powell Companion Parish: Estonia, Haapsalu St John's Community Cycle: for our men’s groups and those who convene them

    Elizabeth, princess,...
    Elizabeth, princess, philanthropist, 1231 Parish cycle: Tunbridge Wells, St Barnabas Vicar: The Rev John Caster Community Cycle: St. Barnabas CE Primary School, Tunbridge Wells Headteacher: Mrs Moira Duncombe

    Hugh, Bishop of Lincoln,...
    Hugh, Bishop of Lincoln, 1200 2 Before Advent Malachi 4.1-2a Psalm 98 2 Thessalonians 3.6-13 Luke 21.5-19 Beckenham deanery The Rev Rob Hinton, Area Dean; Mrs Sarah Poole, Lay Chair

    Margaret, queen,...
    Margaret, queen, philanthropist, 1093 Edmund Rich, archbishop, 1240 Parish cycle: Tunbridge Wells, Christ Church Vicar: The Rev Tim Humphrey Community Cycle: For interfaith groups Diocesan Inter-faith Advisor: The Rev Richard Martin

    Parish Cycle:

    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


  • Latest Media
    Week in the Diocese 28 Oct - 3 Nov


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