Welcome to Rochester Cathedral - a place of Christian worship since 604AD.

Here women and men have brought the things of earth to touch the things of heaven; their joys and sorrows, the ups and downs of ordinary life.

Here, in the beauty of holiness, the finest that humans can muster has been the offering of the faithful.

Here there has been a welcome, based on the Benedictine tradition that every guest is “as Christ” to the community who gather here.

It is our prayer that through this website and when you visit us in person, you will find these principles lived out day by day in the life of the Cathedral.



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Visit of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Elizabeth
08:00 Morning Prayer & Holy Communion
17:30 Evening Prayer

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The Chapter lead on Safeguarding is Canon Jean Kerr. She can be contacted on 07791503123.

Learn Some Old English from Textus Roffensis

Learn Some Old English from Textus Roffensis

Dr Chris Monk ( is a Medieval historian who has been helping the Cathedral staff unlock some of the secrets of Textus Roffensis.  Textus Roffensis is written in Old English and...


Education Centre lunchrooms cover This is casual work covering the Education Centre lunchrooms when schools have booked them. You will be given as much notice as possible of a booking,...

New Dean for Rochester Cathedral

The Reverend Canon Dr Philip John Hesketh BD, AKC, PhD, Canon at Rochester Cathedral is the new Dean of Rochester Cathedral. He said, “I feel it is an enormous privilage...

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