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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.


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    As a Diocese we take our safeguarding responsibilities seriously and we are committed to ensuring that our churches and buildings are safe places for all.

    Our Safeguarding Advisers continue to be available to you during this time. Whether you are a parish or an individual - please do continue to refer any safeguarding concerns to them and seek their advice and support. Find their contact details here

    Understanding that this may not feel safe for those with a lived experience of abuse, anyone who wants to talk to someone independently regarding a concern they have about something they have experienced in a church, now or in the past, can contact the Safe Spaces helpline

    Safe Spaces is an independent service supporting survivors of church-related abuse funded by the Church of England together with the Catholic Church in England and Wales and the Church in Wales.

    Call free on 0300 303 1056, or email: safespaces@victimsupport.org.uk or visit www.safespacesenglandandwales.org.uk/


      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


      Friday 20  November 2020

    Churches across the Diocese of Rochester are preparing for an Advent and Christmas like no other. Read more here


      Wednesday 18 November 2020

    New walk-in Covid testing centre opens at church in Luton here

     

     

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    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:* Leybourne, St Peter and St Paul *Community Cycle:* St Peter & St Paul CE Primary School, Leybourne Headteacher: Mrs Tina Holditch

    *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*: Larkfield, Holy Trinity Priest-in-Charge: The Rev Nick Williams *Community Cycle:* Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust Chaplains: The Rev Ted Hurst & The Rev Ruth Bierbaum

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    Bishop’s...

    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*: Bishop’s Mission Order: King’s Hill, St Gabriel’s Missioner: The Rev Mark Montgomery *Community Cycle:* Diocesan Dept: Resourcing & Support Diocesan Secretary: Mr Matthew Girt Today the Church of England remembers Catherine, martyr, 4th cent. and Isaac Watts, hymn writer, 1748

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    East...

    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*: East Malling, St James the Great, and Teston, St Peter and St Paul Vicar: The Rev Nick Williams *Community Cycle:* Wateringbury CE Primary School, Wateringbury Headteacher: Mrs Chasey Crawford-Usher

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    Ditton,...

    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:* Ditton, St Peter ad Vincula Rector: The Rev Ross Terranova *Community Cycle:* Ditton CE Junior School, Ditton Headteacher: Mrs Alex Smith Today the Church of England remembers Clement, bishop, martyr, c.100

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    The Ven Paul Wright, Archdeacon of Bromley and Bexley - Remembrance

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