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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

           Wednesday 16 January 2019

    Elections for a number of key committees in the Diocese are now open. Including the Vacancy in See Committee, the Clergy Houses Committee and the Finance Committee. Find out how you can get involved here


           Wednesday 16 January 2019

    An exhibition marking Holocaust Memorial Day (27 January), is an opportunity for the community to come together in remembrance of all those killed but also to reflect on the future.  Read more


           Tuesday 15 January 2019

    Church in Biggin Hill joined the revo-loo-tion for Lent. St Mark’s Biggin Hill is feeling flush after helping their area qualify to become a Toilet Twinned Town! Read more


           Thursday 3 January 2019

    A vicar in Tunbridge Wells has spoken of the rising numbers of working homeless visiting their winter night shelter  Read more

     

     

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  • What’s on

    Monday 21st January

    College of Bishops

    14:30 Dementia Friendly Service

    Tuesday 22nd January
    14:30 DBE Finance & Resources Committee

    Thursday 24th January
    14:30 DAC

    Saturday 26th January

    KIME Curates' Day

    Sunday 27th January
    16:00 Messy Church
    17:30 Epiphany Carol Service

    Monday 28th January

    Archdeacons' Conference

    00:00 Children & Young People's Ministers' Retreat

    Tuesday 29th January

    Archdeacons' Conference

    00:00 Children & Young People's Ministers' Retreat

    Wednesday 30th January

    Archdeacons' Conference

    00:00 Children & Young People's Ministers' Retreat

    Friday 1st February
    00:00 Lay Ministers' Residential
    23:00 1WON Diocesan Young People's Midnight Ice Skate

    Saturday 2nd February
    00:00 Lay Ministers' Residential

    Sunday 3rd February
    00:00 Lay Ministers' Residential
    14:30 Hope Service for those with dementia

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  • Prayer

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

    Agnes, child martyr,...
    Agnes, child martyr, 304 Parish cycle: Cuxton, St Michael and All Angels, with Halling, St John the Baptist Rector: The Rev Roger Knight Community Cycle: For our Local Ecumenical Projects.

    Epiphany 3

    Isaiah...

    Epiphany 3 Isaiah 62.1-5 Psalm 36.5-10 I Corinthians 12.1-11 John 2.1-11 Christian Unity (Week of Prayer) God of justice, grant me the wisdom to see right from wrong. Let my heart be guided by honesty and my lips speak truth. In times of doubt, cloak me in courage the colour of trust. Birth in me the passion for unity and peace so that I may be a good news bearer for all. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen. ~ Taken from Churches Together in Britain and Ireland For all events arranged across the Diocese to mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

    Wulfstan, bishop,...
    Wulfstan, bishop, 1095 Parish cycle: Cliffe, St Helen, with Cooling, St James (redundant) Priest-in-Charge: The Rev Andy Hobbs Community Cycle: St. Helen's CE Primary School, Cliffe Headteacher: Mrs Stephanie Jarvis

    Week of Prayer for...
    Week of Prayer for Christian Unity:18-25 Jan; Amy Carmichael, founder of the Dohnavur Fellowship, spiritual writer, 1951 Parish cycle: South Chatham, St Alban, St David and St William Team Rector: The Rev Elaine Cranmer Team Vicar: The Rev David Kichenside Community Cycle: For the flourishing of Christian Unity.

    Antony of Egypt, hermit,...
    Antony of Egypt, hermit, abbot, 356; Charles Gore, bishop, founder of the Community of the Resurrection, 1932 Parish cycle: Rochester, St Peter with St Margaret Vicar: The Rev Dr Joel Love Community Cycle: St. Margaret's at Troy Town CE Primary School, Rochester Headteacher: Ms Linda Jobling

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    Bishop Simons’ Advent Message

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