However, for the time being we are unable to open the Abbey and St Margaret’s Church for general visiting.
List of Abbots of the monastery and Deans of the Collegiate Church.
The monastery was dissolved in January 1540, then was restored by Mary I.
Neile, Dolben, Sprat, Atterbury, Bradford, Wilcocks, Pearce, Thomas and Horsley were also Bishops of Rochester at the same time as they were Dean. As Rochester was an impoverished diocese holding it alongside the Deanery of Westminster enabled it to have an income and a London residence.
You are surrounded by history at the Abbey, not like a museum where it’s just displayed, but here you are standing where history has happened.