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.
Following our consultation last year, we've made some important amendments to our proposal to introduce Indicative Offers. We would like your views! More here.
Wednesday 16 January 2019
Elections for a number of key committees in the Diocese are now open. Including the Vacancy in See Committee, the Clergy Houses Committee and the Finance Committee. Find out how you can get involved here.
Wednesday 16 January 2019
An exhibition marking Holocaust Memorial Day (27 January), is an opportunity for the community to come together in remembrance of all those killed but also to reflect on the future. Read more
Tuesday 15 January 2019
Church in Biggin Hill joined the revo-loo-tion for Lent. St Mark’s Biggin Hill is feeling flush after helping their area qualify to become a Toilet Twinned Town! Read more
Tuesday 22nd January
14:30 DBE Finance & Resources Committee
Thursday 24th January
Saturday 26th January
Monday 28th JanuaryChildren & Young People's Ministers' Retreat
Tuesday 29th JanuaryChildren & Young People's Ministers' Retreat
Wednesday 30th JanuaryChildren & Young People's Ministers' Retreat
Saturday 2nd February
00:00 Lay Ministers' Residential
Monday 4th February
14:00 DBE Board Meeting
Diocese of Rochester Cycle of Prayer
The daily cycles of prayer for the Rochester Diocese
Vincent of Saragossa,...
Vincent of Saragossa, Deacon, 304 Parish cycle: Frindsbury, All Saints, with Upnor, St Philip and St James, and Chattenden, Bishop Gundulph Vicar: The Rev Nicholas Cooper Community Cycle: For all churches offering the hospitality of their buildings and resources to the wider church.
Agnes, child martyr,...
Agnes, child martyr, 304 Parish cycle: Cuxton, St Michael and All Angels, with Halling, St John the Baptist Rector: The Rev Roger Knight Community Cycle: For our Local Ecumenical Projects.
Epiphany 3 Isaiah 62.1-5 Psalm 36.5-10 I Corinthians 12.1-11 John 2.1-11 Christian Unity (Week of Prayer) God of justice, grant me the wisdom to see right from wrong. Let my heart be guided by honesty and my lips speak truth. In times of doubt, cloak me in courage the colour of trust. Birth in me the passion for unity and peace so that I may be a good news bearer for all. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen. ~ Taken from Churches Together in Britain and Ireland For all events arranged across the Diocese to mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.
Wulfstan, bishop, 1095 Parish cycle: Cliffe, St Helen, with Cooling, St James (redundant) Priest-in-Charge: The Rev Andy Hobbs Community Cycle: St. Helen's CE Primary School, Cliffe Headteacher: Mrs Stephanie Jarvis
Week of Prayer for...
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity:18-25 Jan; Amy Carmichael, founder of the Dohnavur Fellowship, spiritual writer, 1951 Parish cycle: South Chatham, St Alban, St David and St William Team Rector: The Rev Elaine Cranmer Team Vicar: The Rev David Kichenside Community Cycle: For the flourishing of Christian Unity.