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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 15 January 2020

    The Church's Darkest Secret - a response to the BBC Two documentary about abuse by Peter Ball  Find out more


       Wednesday 15 January 2020

    Dr Ruth Valerio will be given a talk about her new book 'Saying Yes to Life' following her installation as Canon Theologian at Rochester Cathedral on Sunday 23 February.   Find out more


       Thursday 9 January 2020

    Throughout November and December, parishes across the Diocese raised awareness of the issue of domestic abuse.  Find out more


       Thursday 9 January 2020

    The parish of South Gillingham has taken its first steps into the world of live social media broadcasting, and is keen to encourage others to have a go too.  Find out more



    We are currently undertaking a comprehensive safeguarding review.  If you need to come forward with information or make any disclosures regarding church related abuse, please contact the Diocese of Rochester’s Safeguarding team on: 01634 560000. You can also call a dedicated, NSPCC helpline, for free on 0800 80 20 20.

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  • What's On

    Tuesday 28th January

    19:30 Human Story Theatre - Dry

    Thursday 30th January

    14:30 DAC

    Friday 31st January

    Bishop's Certificate & LLM Training Weekend

    Saturday 1st February

    Bishop's Certificate & LLM Training Weekend

    16:00 Diocesan Friends of the Holy Land Service

    Sunday 2nd February

    Bishop's Certificate & LLM Training Weekend

    Monday 3rd February

    14:00 DBE

    Tuesday 4th February

    Medway Clergy Residential

    09:30 Finance committee

    Wednesday 5th February

    Medway Clergy Residential

    12:00 Child & Adolescent Mental Health

    Thursday 6th February

    17:30 Bishop's Council

    Friday 7th February

    20:00 Economics of Fairtrade at St Luke Sevenoaks

    Saturday 8th February

    09:15 Open Day at Trinity College Bristol

    Sunday 9th February

    Racial Justice Sunday

    Monday 10th February

    General Synod

    Tuesday 11th February

    General Synod

    Wednesday 12th February

    General Synod

    Thursday 13th February

    General Synod

    Friday 14th February

    General Synod

    Saturday 15th February

    General Synod

    19:30 Quiz

    Sunday 16th February

    18:30 Choral Evensong

    Tuesday 18th February

    09:30 Bishop's Leadership Team Meeting

    Saturday 22nd February

    13:00 BAME Day

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  • Prayer

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

    Epiphany 3
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    Epiphany 3 (Timothy and Titus, Companions of Paul) Isaiah 9.1-4 Psalm 27.1,4-12 [or 27.1-11] I Corinthians 1.10-18 Matthew 4.12-23 Rochester Archdeaconry The Venerable Andy Wooding Jones, Archdeacon

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    Conversion of Paul Parish cycle: Petts Wood, St Francis Vicar: The Rev Stephen Niechcial Churches Together: Sisters and brothers in the Society of Friends and in the Salvation Army

    Francis de Sales, bishop,...
    Francis de Sales, bishop, teacher of the faith, 1622 Parish cycle: Orpington, Christ Church Vicar: The Rev Sharon Smith Churches Together: Brothers and Sisters in the Presbyterian and Baptist families of Churches

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    Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Amy Carmichael, founder of the Dohnavur Fellowship, spiritual writer, 1951 Parish cycle: Crofton, St Paul Vicar: The Rev Canon Bimbi Abayomi-Cole Churches Together: Brothers and sisters in the Roman Catholic Church and in the wider family of independent Catholic Churches Parish cycle: Orpington, All Saints Vicar: vacancy Companion Parish: Mpwapwa, Parishes of Chitemo and Nyhinila Churches Together: Brothers and Sisters in the Methodist and Reformed families of Churches

    Vincent of Saragossa,...
    Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Amy Carmichael, founder of the Dohnavur Fellowship, spiritual writer, 1951 Parish cycle: Crofton, St Paul Vicar: The Rev Canon Bimbi Abayomi-Cole Churches Together: Brothers and sisters in the Roman Catholic Church and in the wider family of independent Catholic Churches Vincent of Saragossa, Deacon, 304 Parish cycle: Cray, St Barnabas Vicar: The Rev Neil Coleman Churches Together: Sisters and Brothers in the Lutheran and Pentecostal family of Churches  

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  • Latest Media
    Week in the diocese 6-12 January 2020

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