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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


    28 April 2021

    Blog: 6 things your church could do now to reopen well to children and young people Read more


    23 April 2021

    Bishop James and Bishop Simon welcome the report published by the Archbishops’ Anti-Racism Taskforce. Read more


    20 April 2021

    Bishops acknowledge 'pain and suffering' highlighted in BBC Panorama Read more


    17 April 2021

    Parishes across the area of the Diocese offered services and opportunities for private prayer and reflection following the death of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh in April Read more

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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.: #TodayWePray 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:* Gillingham, St Mark, and St Mary’s Island Vicar: The Rev Saju Muthalaly *Community Cycle:* St. Mary's Island CE Primary School, St. Mary's Island Headteacher: Mrs Christine Easton

    *Parish...
    God of compassion, be close to those who are ill, afraid or in isolation.: #TodayWePray 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:* Gillingham, St Barnabas Priest-in-Charge: The Rev Liz Cox *Community Cycle:* For the Called to Grow project work based at St Augustine’s Slade Green, working with children and families, and local communities Today is Rogation Day

    **Easter...
    God of compassion, be close to those who are ill, afraid or in isolation.: #TodayWePray 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.) **Easter 6**   **\[Isaiah 55.1-11\]** **Acts 10.44-end** **Psalm 98** **I John 5.1-6** **John 15.9-17** Today we pray for the **Erith deanery** The Rev Adam Foot, Area Dean; Mr Richard Percival, Lay Chair

    *Parish...
    God of compassion, be close to those who are ill, afraid or in isolation.: #TodayWePray 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*: Gillingham, St Augustine Priest-in-Charge: The Rev Amanda Maskell *Community Cycle:* Diocesan Dept: Safeguarding Lead Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor: Greg Barry Today the Church of England remembers Julian of Norwich, spiritual writer, c.1417

    *Parish...
    God of compassion, be close to those who are ill, afraid or in isolation.: #TodayWePray 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*: Gillingham, Holy Trinity Vicar: The Rev Mike Nelson *Community Cycle:* For our training curates Co-ordinator for IME2: The Rev Anthony Hammill

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    A tribute and prayer to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh by Bishop James Langstaff

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