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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 6 December 2019

    Church tree's eco fightback. The church yard at St Mary's Church in Bromley, received a new addition in November.  Find out more

       Thursday 5 December 2019

    Following the brutal and tragic killings near London Bridge on Friday 29 November, 2019, Bishop James, in his capacity as Bishop to HM Prisons has offered some pointers for prayer in our churches and other settings.  Find out more

       Tuesday 3 December 2019

    Bishop James is delighted to announce that the environmentalist, Dr Ruth Valerio, is to join Rochester Cathedral as an honorary canon  Find out more


    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

    Wednesday 11th December

    09:00 Bishop's Leadership Team Meeting

    Thursday 12th December

    10:00 Magnificat Quiet Day

    10:00 Magnificat Quiet Day

    10:00 Magnificat Quiet Day

    14:30 DAC

    Saturday 14th December

    12:30 Rochester Cathedral Christingle with Carols.

    Sunday 15th December

    18:30 Choral Evensong

    Monday 23rd December

    19:00 Comedians & Carols

    Wednesday 25th December

    Christmas Day

    Tuesday 31st December

    New Years Eve

    Wednesday 1st January

    New Years Day

    New Year's Day - Bank Holiday

    Sunday 5th January

    17:00 Journeying Deeper - Talks on the Christian Life


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  • Prayer

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

    Ember Day

    Ember Day Parish cycle: Bromley, Christ Church Vicar: The Rev Iain Broomfield Community Cycle: For young vocations

    Parish cycle:

    Parish cycle: Bromley Common, Holy Trinity Vicar: The Rev Roger Bristow Community Cycle: Trinity CE Primary School, Bromley Headteacher: Mrs Anne Illing (Head of School)

    Parish cycle:
    Bickley, St...

    Parish cycle: Bickley, St George Vicar: The Rev Richard Norman Community Cycle: St. George's CE Primary School, Bickley Headteacher: Mrs Ellen Peyton (Head of School)

    The Conception of the...
    The Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Advent 2 Isaiah 11.1-10 Psalm 72.1-7,18-19 Romans 15.4-13 Matthew 3.1-12 Cobham deanery The Rev Canon Alyson Davie, Area Dean; Miss Pauline Foster, Lay Chair

    Ambrose, Bishop of Milan,...
    Ambrose, Bishop of Milan, Teacher of the Faith, 397 Parish cycle: Bromley, Christ Church Vicar: The Rev Iain Broomfield Community Cycle: For those responsible for Christmas services and events in our parishes


  • Latest Media
    Bishop James' Christmas message


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