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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


     Friday 5 March 2021

     A Slow Cooker Project, supported by local churches and the council, is set to bring hope to families in Tonbridge and Malling. Read more here

     


     

     Monday 1 March 2021

     Cream teas hit the spot in Weald Sevenoaks. Read more here

     


     Monday 1 February 2021

     The Diocese joins the national Prayer for the Nation. Read more here

     


     

     Tuesday 26 January 2021

    Stephen Hoad is to join the Diocese in the new senior role of Property Director in March. 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*: Barnehurst, St Martin Vicar: The Rev Gareth Bowen *Community Cycle:* Sea Cadets The Rev Clive Jones and The Rev Nigel Bourne

    *Parish cycle*:

    Hayes,...

    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*: Hayes, St Mary the Virgin Rector: The Rev Napo John *Companion Parish:* St Mary's Hayes Youth Group - Mpwapwa Cathedral Compassion project *Community Cycle:* For Deanery Synods

    *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:* Chislehurst, The Annunciation Vicar: The Rev Paul Farthing *Community Cycle:* For all of our Area Deans

    *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:* Chislehurst, St Nicholas Rector: The Rev Jonathan Bauer *Community Cycle:* St. Nicholas CE Aided Primary School, Chislehurst Headteacher: Mrs Sophie Sear Today the Church of England remembers Chad, bishop, missionary, 672

    *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:* Chislehurst, Christ Church Vicar: The Rev Dave Johnston *Companion Parish:* Kondoa, Mrijo parish *Community Cycle:* Mother’s Union President: Mrs Julia Jamieson Today the Church of England remembers David, bishop, patron of Wales, c.601

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