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Diocese of Rochester
May 2019

Wednesday 1st May 2019 00:00Bishop's Leadership Team Meeting
00:00Diocesan Bishops' Meeting
Friday 3rd May 2019 19:30Breaking the Power of AddictionSt Luke’s Food for Thought 2019 Series Speakers are: Justyn Larcombe and Revs Bob and Karen Street Discussion with audience and speakers after the talk. Free entry and refreshments on arrival. Retiring donations for RecoveryTwo. at St Luke's Church Hall, Eardley Rd, Sevenoaks TN13 1XT (Office Tel.01732 743045)
Sunday 5th May 2019 14:30Hope Service for those with dementiaThe next service is on Sunday 2nd December at 2.30pm. Burrswood Health and Wellbeing and Rochester Anna Chaplains Welcome people with dementia or other long-term conditions to a time of creative Worship and Spiritual Refreshment Healing Opportunity for worship and fellowship Presence of God Everyone Welcome! Then the first Sunday of each month - when we will sing well- known hymns, say simple prayers and introduce creative fun activities designed to engage all the senses and appeal to an intergenerational gathering Bring the family! For more information please contact: Mrs Julia Burton-Jones julia.burtonjones@rochester.anglican.org
17:00Journeying Deeper - Talks on the Christian LifeAt All Saints' Church, Bark Hart Road, Orpington. Journeying Deeper is a combination of regular prayer and teaching events held at All Saints' and designed to help deepen faith. Talks on the Christian Life will take place every 1st Sunday of the month and will cover a wide range of teaching on Christian belief. It is open to all, those relatively new to faith and those who are old hands.
Tuesday 7th May 2019 14:30DBE Finance & Resources Committee
Wednesday 8th May 2019 10:00Employed Children's and Youth Workers Network DayNetworking day with Bishop Simon at Bishopscourt, Rochester.
Thursday 9th May 2019 09:30Formation & Ministry Team Meeting
Friday 10th May 2019 00:00Bishop's Council Residential
19:00Big Band ConcertA concert by Rainham Mark Grammar School at St Augustine's Church, Gillingham Tickets £5 and £3.50 (concessions) available in advance 01634 571589 or on the door.
Saturday 11th May 2019 00:00Spiritual Direction Training (Yr2)
00:00Bishop's Council Residential
10:00Plant sale at BishopscourtThere are a wide variety of plants for sale including annuals and vegetables. All are propagated at Bishopscourt. Bishopscourt, 24 St Margaret’s Street, Rochester, ME1 1TS
Sunday 12th May 2019 00:00Christian Aid Week
Monday 13th May 2019 00:00Christian Aid Week
Tuesday 14th May 2019 00:00New Posts' Programme
00:00Christian Aid Week
Wednesday 15th May 2019 00:00House of Bishops' Meeting
00:00New Posts' Programme
00:00Christian Aid Week
Thursday 16th May 2019 00:00House of Bishops' Meeting
00:00New Posts' Programme
00:00Christian Aid Week
Friday 17th May 2019 00:00Christian Aid Week
Saturday 18th May 2019 00:00Licensed Lay Ministries' Service
00:00Christian Aid Week
Sunday 19th May 2019 15:00Baby Bereavement ServiceMedway Maritime Hospital will be holding their Baby Bereavement Service in St Augustine's Church, Rock Avenue, Gillingham on Sunday 19th May
Monday 20th May 2019 14:00DBE AGM
Tuesday 21st May 2019 10:00Finance Committee
Saturday 25th May 2019 09:30Old Testament God: Tyrant or Tender?A seminar at St Aidan's church, Gravesend, led by Dr Peter Harris on the theme of the Old Testament God being depicted as a tyrant by some strands of atheism. Peter will draw us into some of the theological arguments which instead reveal a very different picture of God.
Monday 27th May 2019 19:30The AbramsThe fabulous Abrams brothers are returning to perform at Rochester Cathedral on Monday 27th May. The Abrams are one of Canada’s biggest country and Bluegrass bands. They last played at the Cathedral in 2017 where they wowed the audience with their combination of blue grass, country and folk/pop-rock.
Tuesday 28th May 2019 10:30Opening Doors on DementiaThis is a ‘market place’ with speakers and activities to help understand living with dementia. For those who are living with such a disease it is an opportunity to see some of the resources available locally. The event will close with a short act of worship
19:00Open Air Theatre - The TempestThe Tempest performed by The Handlebards Gates Open 6pm and performance starts at 7pm Ticket price £12 pp Please call 01892 865988 to book your tickets. A shipwreck washes the court of Milan up onto a mysterious desert island, inhabited by magicians, sprites and monsters, where nothing is as it seems… Join our all-female troupe for a riotous bicycle powered production, filled with magic, musicality and Shakespearean mayhem. Bring chairs and a picnic - alternatively book into the Cafe for a delicious pre-show supper.