Churches and cathedrals

Take time to reflect and visit the many places of worship and pilgrimage in Medway.

Rochester Cathedral has been a regular place of pilgrimage for historians and worshippers for centuries. It is the second oldest cathedral in England, having been founded in 604AD by Bishop Justus and rebuilt in 1080 by Bishop Gundulf, William the Conqueror's finest architect (who also constructed Rochester Castle and the Tower of London).

Whatever your faith or interest in religious places may be, Medway has many other historical places of worship to visit, ranging from churches in towns and picturesques villages, mosques and synagogues. Some have connections to famous people in history, while some commemorate and honour special events that have taken place or have featured in the work of Charles Dickens.

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