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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


    19 May 2021

    Archdeacon Julie Conalty has been announced as the next Bishop of Birkenhead Read more

    19 May 2021

    Our search to find a new Bishop of Rochester has begun and your views matter. Read more

    17 May 2021

    The Diocese has welcomed 11 new Lay Ministers. Read more

    13 May 2021

    Make a difference. Stand for Diocese Synod. Elections are taking place this year. Read more

     


     

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  • Prayer

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

    *Parish cycle:*

    Cliffe,...

    God of compassion, be close to those who are ill, afraid or in isolation.: #TodayWePray 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:* 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 Today the Church of England remembers Richard Baxter, puritan divine, 1691

    **Trinity 2**

     

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    God of compassion, be close to those who are ill, afraid or in isolation.: #TodayWePray 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.) **Trinity 2**   **I Samuel 15.34-16.13** **Psalm 20** **2 Corinthians 5.6-10\[11-13\]14-17** **Mark 4.26-34** Today we pray for the **Malling deanery** The Rev Wil North, Area Dean; Mr Barry Fisher, Lay Chair

    *Parish cycle*:

    South...

    God of compassion, be close to those who are ill, afraid or in isolation.: #TodayWePray 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*: South Chatham, St Alban, St David and St William Team Rector: The Rev Elaine Cranmer Team Vicar: The Rev David Kichenside *Community Cycle:* For our sisters and brothers in the family of independent Catholic Churches

    *Parish...
    God of compassion, be close to those who are ill, afraid or in isolation.: #TodayWePray 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*: 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 Today the Church of England remembers Barnabas the Apostle

    *Parish...
    God of compassion, be close to those who are ill, afraid or in isolation.: #TodayWePray 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*: Rochester, St Justus Vicar: The Rev Canon Dr Helen Burn *Companion Parish:* Kondoa, Rofati St Matthew *Community Cycle:* For Rochester Diocesan Synod, meeting today House of Clergy Chair: The Rev Canon Alyson Davie House of Lay Chair: Mrs Sarah Poole

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    A tribute and prayer to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh by Bishop James Langstaff

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