Churches encouraged to review security measures as lead theft rises

In light of increasing reports of lead theft the Diocese has issued helpful guidance to churches to help reduce the risk of theft.

School celebrations make joyful return

Church School Celebration Days have been held again in Rochester Cathedral and Bromley Parish Church for the first time since before the pandemic.

Report on Easter attendance shows encouraging return to church

Rochester Diocese is one of four dioceses that has contributed to a new national report exploring Easter day church-going attendance in 2022.

Annual Report and Accounts for 2021 now available

We are delighted to be able to make available our Annual Report and Accounts for 2021

Diocesan Synod meets

Everyday faith, generous giving and the Annual Report and Accounts were just some of the items on the agenda at Diocesan Synod in June

Bishop reflects on the changes during The Queen's reign

Bishop Simon has given the address at a civic service of celebration in Rochester Cathedral for The Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

Churches get set to celebrate the Jubilee

From church services and parties to beacon-lighting and tree planting, churches are ready to give thanks for Her Majesty's seventy years of service.

National Learnt Lessons Review published: William Scott Farrell

The National Safeguarding Team's independent lessons learnt review into the recruitment and appointment of William Scott Farrell, a previous Director of Music at Rochester Cathedral, has been published.

Diocesan Poverty and Hope Appeal 2022 launched

Today we have launched our Poverty and Hope Appeal 2022. Our annual invitation to tackle poverty around the world.

Service to license new Lay Ministers

Saturday 14 May, was a day of great rejoicing, as 14 new Lay Ministers were licensed at Rochester Cathedral by Bishop Simon.

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