The Bishop of Rochester

24 St Margaret's Street

Tel: 01634 842721

This is the principal correspondence address and functional mailbox. This is for any communication or where people don’t quite know which individual to approach.  If in doubt, please use this address.

The Rt Rev James Langstaff
Bishop of Rochester and Bishop to Prisons

This email address comes direct to the Bishop alone.  It is intended mainly for confidential correspondence. No other members of the Bishop’s staff see this correspondence

Executive Administrator to Bishop of Rochester
Emma Simpson-Duke  
Tel 01634 842721


Overall office manager, with general oversight of all of the work in the office.  She has particular responsibility for managing the Bishop’s diary, correspondence and related administration

Bishop's Chaplain & Worship Development Advisor

Lindsay Llewellyn-MacDuff

Tel:  01634 814439


Particular responsibility for liturgical and similar arrangements in relation to my ministry.  In collaboration with Chris Dench and the Formation and Ministry Team, she also coordinates arrangements for Ministry Development Review, and a range of matters relating to liturgy and worship.

Suzanne Rogers

Pastoral & Synodical Administrator

Suzanne Rogers

Tel:  01634 842721


Provides the secretariat for the Diocesan Synod and Bishop’s Council, and also manages the processes for Pastoral Schemes and other such developments.  Alongside this she is now taking on the administration of clergy appointments and related matters, liaising with the archdeacons and others.

Suzanne Rogers

Administrative Assistant
Klare Gregory
Tel:  01634 842721

Gives general support across the office.


Articles, Sermons & Addresses
Addresses & Sermons

Biography — Bishop James Langstaff
The Rt Rev James Langstaff was the Suffragan Bishop of Lynn in the Diocese of Norwich from June 2004 to December 2010. Prior to this, he served in the Diocese of Birmingham in the parishes of St Matthew’s, Nechells and Holy Trinity, Sutton Coldfield for 18 years. He acted as chaplain to the Bishop of Birmingham for three years and served as vice chair of the Diocesan Board of Finance.

Bishopscourt for parish/group use
E-mail Print Bishopscourt for parish/group use text size Bishop James and Bridget are keen that Bishopscourt be used for the benefit of the diocese, and have identified some Saturdays on which it could be available for small groups for a quiet day, PCC away day or similar. For details, please click here

Bishop's Guidelines
The 2016-17 edition of the Bishop’s Guidelines.

Bishop James' Diary

PDF Statement

Video Gallery
6 Videos

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