Rochester Archdeaconry

Entries on this page come from the churches concerned, and refer to regular services and events in those parishes. It is wise to check with the church concerned before you set off that they are still happening!

Lent 2014 - Stations of the Cross @ St. Luke the Evangelist, Virginia Road, Gillingham. ME1 7PB
Come and join us for this traditional Lenten devotion, as we make our way around the sacred space of our great barn of a Church!  A short but reverent service (with a hymn or two), pausing for a Bible reading, brief meditation, and prayer, at each of the Stations depicting Our Lord's journey towards the Cross of Calvary.  These service, whether on Saturdays or Sundays, are followed by refreshments and an informal time of fellowship.  Contact 01634 818649 (Ian - Parish Reader) or 07876 594207 (Father Paul's mobile) for more details.Saturdays 8th + 25th March/5th April:
930am Mass followed by Stations of the Cross
Sunday 16th March
5pm Stations of the Cross followed by Benediction
Sunday 30th March

5pm Stations of the Cross followed by a short Celtic/Iona service

Monthly reflective worship service at Hayes Free Church from January 2014
On the fourth Sunday of each month (beginning on 26 January) Hayes Free Church will be holding a reflective worship service called The Six O’Clock Service, starting at 6pm and lasting for an hour. Services will use a mixture of hymns and modern songs, times of quiet reflection, readings, exercises, meditations, rituals and prayer stations to explore a different theme each month. The theme for the service on 26 January will be A Prayer Journey with Metropolitan Anthony, based on readings from his book School for Prayer. The church is at 111 Pickhurst Lane, Hayes BR2 7HU. There is no parking at the church itself but there should be parking spaces in side-streets nearby. The nearest train station is Hayes, which is a 5-10 minute walk. For more details contact David, tel 020 8249 7188. If you are interested in helping to plan a service, leading worship or playing a musical instrument, please contact David.

The Cathedral has a "Taize" service on the first Sunday of each month at 8pm. You can find out more about the Cathedral services here .

There is more about Taize worship here.
St. Luke the Evangelist, Sidney Road/Virginia Road, Gillingham, ME7 1PA (Medway's only Anglo-Catholic parish!) have a monthly service of 1662 BCP Evening Prayer followed by Benediction.  We describe this as a simple, traditional service (with a couple of hymns) which morphs into a time of spoken and silent prayer and meditation in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament.  Lots of candles and incense as well, by the way!  The service (which lasts about 40-45 minutes) is followed by tea and cake, and visitors are always welcome.  The service is held in our Lady Chapel at 5.00pm on the third Sunday each month.