Our hearts go out to the people of Paris
As the full horror of the tragedy of Notre Dame unfolds, we give thanks for the great bravery and dedication of the hundreds of firefighters who fought to extinguish the blaze for more than 12 hours.
When such iconic buildings are damaged or lost it goes to the very heart of who we are as a community and society. Our hearts and prayers go out to all those caught up in this dreadful disaster.
Holy week begins with Palm Sunday on 14th April. Click here to see our schedule of services.
One of Canada’s biggest country and bluegrass bands, The Abrams, return to Rochester Cathedral. Tickets available now!
The smash hit comedy performed in the beautiful gardens at Rochester Cathedral
The enchanting story in Rochester Cathedral’s very own secret garden
A prayer for Notre Dame
by the Dean of Southwark, the Very reverend Andrew Nunn
your broken body, laid aside,
rose in glory.
Give resurrection hope to the people of Paris
and all who grieve the destructive fire
at Notre Dame.
From the ashes may beauty once more arise,
as from the grave our new life comes.
Ton corps brisé, enseveli,
est ressuscité dans la gloire.
Donne cet espoir de la résurrection au peuple de Paris
et à tous ceux qui pleurent l’incendie destructeur
de Notre Dame.
Que de ces cendres puisse renaître la beauté,
comme du tombeau resurgit notre nouvelle vie.
The Crypt will be hosting Tea Flora Tales, an art installation by Cas Holmes. It will be on display from the 3rd March until the 19th May.
Hold your event at Rochester Cathedral
Enjoy a light lunch, treat yourself to a slice of cake or warm up with a cup of tea in our Café located in our 13th Century Crypt.
Welcome from the Dean
Welcome to Rochester Cathedral – a place of Christian worship since AD604.
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.
Everyone is welcome to visit the Cathedral to take part in our services, admire our treasures and learn more of our stories. You can always be assured of a warm welcome whatever your motivation for visiting this special place.
Diocese of Rochester
The Cathedral is the seat of the Bishop of Rochester and Mother Church of the Diocese of Rochester. The diocese covers West Kent and the London Boroughs of Bromley and Bexley.
More information about the Diocese can be found on their website: www.rochester.anglican.org
Who's who in your Cathedral
Ever wondered who is in the Cathedral team? Click here to find out more!
The care and protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults visiting and participating in Cathedral activities is important to us. You can find out more about our safeguarding policies here.
music at the cathedral
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