Archbishop's visit

A prayer walk, a visit to a Sikh gurdwara and a morning run with those exploring faith are just some of the activities in store for Archbishop Justin Welby, when he makes a special visit to the Diocese of Rochester on the 29 and 30 October this year.

His visit to the Diocese is one of a number of pastoral visits he makes to dioceses throughout the year. #ABCRochester

Rt Rev James Langstaff, the Bishop of Rochester said:

“This is a wonderful opportunity for us to share with Archbishop Justin, something of the rich and diverse life of the Church here, the communities we serve and the challenges that we face.

“We hope it will also be a time for him to meet with a variety of people – both within the Church and outside it - to share his own faith in Jesus with them and to encourage them in their daily lives.”

At locations across the region, Archbishop Justin will visit a number of church-based community projects, schools and mission areas, to find out more about the work of churches in the community and to gain an understanding of the shared vision for the Church of England in this area.

The visit will end with a service at Rochester Cathedral, on Tuesday 30 October, which will have a particular focus on raising awareness of the issue of Modern Day Slavery. All are welcome. Doors will open from 5pm and the service will begin at 5.30pm. 

To see a full itinerary click on a day below:

Day one (Monday 29 October)

Day two (Tuesday 30 October)

For more information about sessions open to the press, as well as interview bids, please contact Jennifer Ross, Communications Officer on or 01634 560 000 / 07526 171 583

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