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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


      Tuesday 22 December 2020

    Bishops join Kent Church leaders to share county-wide message of hope this Christmas. Read more here


      Thursday 26 November 2020

    Bromley church launches fund to support women fleeing domestic abuse. Read more here


      Wednesday 25 November 2020

    St Francis Church in Strood has received funding from the AllChurches Trust to help them go digital. Read more here

     

     

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  • Prayer

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

    *Parish...
    God of compassion, be close to those who are ill, afraid or in isolation. In their loneliness, be their consolation; in their anxiety, be their hope; in their darkness, be their light; through him who suffered alone on the cross, but reigns with you in glory, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (From Church of England Coronavirus (COVID-19) liturgy and prayer resources.) *Parish cycle:* Bidborough, St Lawrence and Southborough, St Peter Rector: The Rev Stephen Hills *Companion Parish:* Mpwapwa, Kibaigwa St Mathew’s (and Mlali connection) *Community Cycle:* Bidborough CE Primary School, Bidborough Headteacher: Ms Julie Burton Today the Church of England remembers Richard Rolle, spiritual writer, 1349

    *Parish...
    God of compassion, be close to those who are ill, afraid or in isolation. In their loneliness, be their consolation; in their anxiety, be their hope; in their darkness, be their light; through him who suffered alone on the cross, but reigns with you in glory, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (From Church of England Coronavirus (COVID-19) liturgy and prayer resources.) *Parish cycle:* Tonbridge, St Andrew, St Peter and St Paul, St Philip, and St Saviour Vicar: The Rev Canon Mark Brown *Companion Parish:* Kondoa Cathedral and Church of the Good Shepherd *Community Cycle:* For Chislehurst, St Nicholas, and their new priest, the Rev Jonathan Bauer, collated today Today the Church of England remembers Wulfstan, Bishop of Worcester, 1095

    *Parish...
    God of compassion, be close to those who are ill, afraid or in isolation. In their loneliness, be their consolation; in their anxiety, be their hope; in their darkness, be their light; through him who suffered alone on the cross, but reigns with you in glory, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (From Church of England Coronavirus (COVID-19) liturgy and prayer resources.) *Parish cycle:* Tonbridge, St Stephen Vicar: The Rev Canon Mark Barker *Companion Parish:* Mpwapwa, Tearfund/CCMP link with Matongoro St James *Community Cycle:* Bishop Chavasse CE Primary School, Tonbridge Headteacher: Mrs Donna Weeks Today the Church of England remembers Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: 18-25 January  and Amy Carmichael, spiritual writer, 1951

    **Epiphany 2**

     

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    God of compassion, be close to those who are ill, afraid or in isolation. In their loneliness, be their consolation; in their anxiety, be their hope; in their darkness, be their light; through him who suffered alone on the cross, but reigns with you in glory, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (From Church of England Coronavirus (COVID-19) liturgy and prayer resources.) **Epiphany 2**   **I Samuel 3.1-10\[11-20\]** **Psalm 139.1-5,12-18 \[or 139.1-9\]** **Revelation 5.1-10** **John 1.43-end** **Week of Prayer for Christian Unity** The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in 2021 has been prepared by the Monastic Community of Grandchamp in Switzerland. The chosen theme, “Abide in my love and you shall bear much fruit”, is based on John 15:1-17 and expresses Grandchamp Community’s vocation to prayer, reconciliation and unity in the Church and the human family. Today the community has fifty sisters, all women from different generations, Church traditions, countries and continents. In their diversity the sisters are a living parable of communion. They remain faithful to a life of prayer, life in community and the welcoming of guests. The sisters share the grace of their monastic life with visitors and volunteers who go to Grandchamp for a time of retreat, silence, healing or in search of meaning. We pray for Churches Together in Kent and for Churches Together in South London

    *Parish...
    God of compassion, be close to those who are ill, afraid or in isolation. In their loneliness, be their consolation; in their anxiety, be their hope; in their darkness, be their light; through him who suffered alone on the cross, but reigns with you in glory, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (From Church of England Coronavirus (COVID-19) liturgy and prayer resources.) *Parish cycle*: Penshurst, St John the Baptist and Fordcombe, St Peter Rector: vacancy *Community Cycle:* Penshurst CE Primary School, Penshurst Headteacher: Mrs Sue Elliott Fordcombe CE Primary School, Fordcombe Headteacher: Mr Christopher Blackburn

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