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.


Textus Roffensis Online

Textus Roffensis Online

Rochester Cathedral's World Firsts In partnership with the The University of Manchester Library’s Image Collections, Rochester Cathedral has, for the first time, made the greatest treasure in its Library available...

Hidden Treasures Fresh Expressions Project

Hidden Treasures Fresh Expressions Project

Click here for a copy of the HTFE Project Brochure Hidden Treasures, Fresh Expressions (HTFE) is a project that focuses on the Crypt, Library and the 'hidden collections' in the...

Archaeology Crypt Tour for Congregation / Volunteers

A unique opportunity to see what's happening in Rochester Cathedral's crypt. See the archaeology which has been uncovered.  A never before seen Norman doorway, an outline of a Roman house,...

The Cathedral Church of Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary

Nurturing the radical hope of human flourishing in Jesus Christ