Welcome to the Parish of St Peter with St Margaret Rochester Kent

Our churches exist for the benefit of the whole community, not just for those come to worship on Sundays. We are always delighted to arrange baptism and weddings, or to bring Holy Communion to anyone who is unable to come to church. If we can help in this or any way, please contact one of the staff, or telephone the Parish Office on 01634 848900

Friends of the Parish of Rochester Registered Charity No 1077783

PEW Sheet – Highlights & Information

Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th September – Heritage Open Days – St Margaret’s Church & tower open 10.00 am – 5.00 pm (Saturday) / 12.00 – 5.00 pm (Sunday) – For full details of Heritage Open Days locally and nationally go to https://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/

Tuesday 11th September – Booking opens for Quiz Night on Saturday 22nd Sept

Wednesday 12th September – Pastoral Group meeting 7.30 pm

Saturday 15th September – Craft Fair at St Peter’s (See PEW Sheet for further information)

Please remember to check out the Weekly PEW sheet for additional information.

Saturday Social – Volunteers wanted! 

Saturday Social will be a community hub where everyone is welcome to share brunch at St Peter’s on a Saturday morning from 10 am until noon. Our vision is of a long table at which everyone is welcome. Saturday Social will build on the existing success of Table Tops, and hopefully the same volunteers will be able to help set up and pack up for both.

We are looking for volunteers to welcome people and to help make tea and toast. If you are interested, speak to Rev’d Joel.

The Open Church Initiative 

The Open Church initiative is an extension of the Prayer and Healing Ministry which is designed to reach out further into the wider parish community. People are invited to come in any time between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm for a period of silent reflection or to access prayer ministry. Rev’d Folake will be available each time with the support of one or two members of the Prayer and Healing Ministry team.  Open Church will take place once month.  Whilst for this purpose both St. Margaret’s and St. Peter’s will be opened in the summer months, only St Peter’s will be opened in winter.  Our first trial took place on Thursday 21st June at St. Peter’s Church between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm. The next Open Church took place on Thursday 26th July.  There will be no Open Church in August but it will resume again in the autumn on dates to be announced.

Help the Parish when you shop on-line

Whenever you buy anything on-line – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising a free donation for the Parish of Rochester, St Peter’s with St Margaret’s