Key partners

Through our Called Together vision, we called to grow disciples, enrich communities and resource each other in our mission and mission.

We are helped in living out these principles through working with and supporting the endeavours of a number of partner organisations. 

Home for Good
Home for Good’s purpose it is to ‘find a home for every child who needs one’. Having partnered with Rochester Diocese since 2017, Home for Good have inspired and supported individuals and families in becoming fostering or adoptive parents, finding loving and stable homes for many children. 

The Diocese recognises that the work of Home for Good transforms the lives of children and young people. We welcome further training and connection opportunities this year, into 2022 and beyond.

We firmly believe that together we can find a home for every child who needs one in the Diocese. We are looking forward to working with the new Bishop of Rochester on behalf of vulnerable children and young adults.
Malling Abbey
Malling Abbey is home to a community of Anglican Benedictine sisters who continue to embody the Rule of St Benedict in their daily rhythms of prayer, worship, work and study:
Rochester Cathedral
Rochester Cathedral The Cathedral is the seat of the Bishop of Rochester and Mother Church of the Diocese of Rochester. Rochester Cathedral has sought to witness to the love of God for over 1400 years and continues to participate in God’s love for the world today through mission and purposeful engagement:
Rochester Diocesan Board of Education
The Rochester Diocesan Board of Education (RDBE), was originally incorporated in 1895, and is both a registered charity and a limited company that exists to support Church of England schools and academies in the Diocese of Rochester. The Bishop of Rochester, or their nominated representative, is part of the Board of Education. Find out more at Our Schools. The RBDE also has their own dedicated website:
St Augustine's College of Theology
St Augustine’s College of Theology has been providing non-residential theological education since 1959. They are the South East’s provider of choice for a contextually-based, non-residential education, preparation, and formation of licensed lay and ordained ministers. St Augustine’s is a training location for the Diocese for our Bishop’s Certificate in Foundation for Christian Ministry, Licensed Lay Ministry, and Continuing Ministerial Development training.
St Benedict's Centre
St Benedict’s Centre is situated within the grounds of Malling Abbey, the St Benedict’s Centre welcomes individuals and groups seeking a place to rest, retreat, study, create, meet and/or work. St Benedict’s Centre is an exciting collaboration between the Benedictine Community at Malling Abbey and the Diocese of Rochester.
The Clewer Initiative
The Clewer Initiative enables Church of England dioceses and wider church networks to raise awareness of modern slavery, identify victims and to help provide victim support and care. The Diocese of Rochester belongs to The Clewer Initiative’s national network of practitioners committed to sharing models of best practice.

As we learn from one another, we will work better, more closely and change the story for more victims and survivors of modern slavery. We have antislavery volunteers in across the Diocese who can deliver training and awareness-raising events.
White Ribbon UK
As a Diocese we are committed to stand up to domestic abuse by supporting the White Ribbon UK Campaign and encouraging churches to get involved. White Ribbon UK is part of the global movement to end male violence against women. It invites men to make a promise never to commit, excuse or remain silent about male violence against women.

The campaign recognises that violence can be perpetrated by women against men, in same-sex couples and in other settings too. It therefore signposts to the campaigns and charities that focus on these issues and victims, and which are very helpful in those circles.
Mothers' Union

Mothers’ Union statement for diocesan website listing.

Mothers’ Union is a global, women-led volunteer movement. United in our diversity and living out our faith, we support individuals and families to transform their lives. Embedded in the Church and community, we have an unprecedented reach that gives voice to the stigmatised and vulnerable around the world.

In the Diocese of Rochester, most members exercise their membership in branches aligned with their parish or deanery, however, a large number are individual Diocesan members. All members dedicate time daily to pray for the Mothers’ Union around the world. Members take a stand against modern-day slavery as partners of the Clewer Initiative and against gender violence supporting local refugees as well as campaigning. Anna Chaplains and Friends are supported with the production of knitted crosses for their distribution. Members demonstrate love for families with numerous projects. We seek to be Christ’s hands in our Communities.

The Mothers’ Union website has more information on our work and prayer life.  Contact with the Mothers’ Union Diocese of Rochester can be made by emailing the Diocesan President, Mary Margaret Yates via email

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