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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 16 August 2019

    In Bishop James' latest video message, he encourages people to join a service to celebrate our overseas links in September More here


           Thursday 15 July 2019

    A church in south east London has brought the beach to the city. More here


           Tuesday 13 August 2019

    A statement from the Dean of Rochester Cathedral regarding the former Director of Music. More here


           Monday 5 August 2019

    Creative ministry and outreach across the Diocese to receive boost from a significant national grant. More here


     

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  • What's On

    Monday 19th August
    14:30 Dementia Friendly Service

    Sunday 1st September
    14:30 Hope Service for those with dementia
    17:00 Journeying Deeper - Talks on the Christian Life

    Tuesday 3rd September
    10:00 Finance Committee
    14:00 Clergy Houses Committee

    Wednesday 4th September
    14:30 DAC
    18:30 Tonbridge Archdeaconry Mission & Pastoral Working Group

    Thursday 5th September
    09:00 Bishop's Leadership Team Meeting

    Friday 6th September
    00:00 Diocesan Youth Council Residential

    Saturday 7th September
    00:00 Diocesan Youth Council Residential

    Sunday 8th September
    00:00 Diocesan Youth Council Residential

    Tuesday 10th September
    00:00 Training Incumbents' Training Day

    Wednesday 11th September
    17:30 Bishop's Council

    Saturday 14th September
    00:00 Curates' Day School
    12:00 Richborough Festival at Rochester Cathedral

    Sunday 15th September
    18:30 Choral Evensong

    Monday 16th September
    00:00 College of Bishops' Meeting
    14:30 Dementia Friendly Service

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  • Prayer

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

    Trinity 9

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    Trinity 9 Isaiah 5.1-7 Psalm 80.1-2,9-end [or 80.9-end] Hebrews 11.29-12.2 Luke 12.49-56 (Proper 15) Slave trade - 400 year anniversary 2019 is the 400th Anniversary of the arrival of the first Africans to be sold into bondage in North America: in 1619 at Jamestown, Virginia. We pray for victims of modern day slavery and those working with The Clewer Initiative. Caroline Clarke; Diocesan Community Engagement and Social Responsibility Advisor

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    Chatham, St...

    Parish cycle: Chatham, St Philip and St James Vicar: The Rev Martyn Saunders Companion Parish: Harare, Avondale St Mary Magdalene Community Cycle: Sea Cadets The Rev Clive Jones and The Rev Nigel Bourne

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    Chatham, St...

    Parish cycle: Chatham, St Paul with All Saints Vicar: The Rev Andrea Ward Community Cycle: All Saints CE Primary School, Chatham Headteacher: Ms Jo Strachan

    The Blessed Virgin...
    The Blessed Virgin Mary Parish cycle: Bishop’s Mission Order: Chatham St John Mission Leader: The Rev Carol Morgan & Captain Stephen Ramshaw Community Cycle: Clergy Houses Committee & Property Assistant Diocesan Secretary (Property): Mr Mark Trevett

    Maximillian Kolbe, friar,...
    Maximillian Kolbe, friar, martyr, 1941 Parish cycle: Chatham, St Mary and St John Priest-in-Charge: The Rev Carol Morgan Community Cycle: St. John's CE Infants School, Chatham Headteacher: Mrs Jo Collman

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  • Latest Media
    Bishop James talks about our fruitful friendships with overseas Links

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