Welcome to Canterbury Diocese

Canterbury Diocese is the oldest diocese in England, stretching from Maidstone to Thanet, the Isle of Sheppey to the Romney Marsh. We have 350 miles of coastline with historic ports and seaside resorts, alongside rural communities, market towns and commuter-belt urban developments. Affluent areas often sit alongside pockets of major deprivation, offering an exciting and challenging mission context. 

At the heart of all we do is a vision of transformation for ourselves and our communities: no one can encounter God and remain unchanged. In the Diocese of Canterbury, we want to increasingly become a Christian community transformed through encounter with Christ, growing and overflowing to transform and bless the families, homes and communities we serve: Changed Lives, Changing Lives. 

The Most Revd Justin Welby Archbishop of Canterbury The Most Revd & Rt Hon
Justin Welby 

Archbishop of Canterbury
Revd Rose Hudson-Wilkin, Bishop of Dover The Rt Revd Dr Rose

Bishop of Dover


Bumper crop to be ordained

20 deacons and six priests will be ordained at Canterbury Cathedral on 29 June....

Aged 18-30? Where is God sending you?

The Ministry Experience Scheme is a year out to grow in ministry and leadership skills through placements, training and mentoring....

Be inspired at the ideas workshops

Are you interested in finding out more about new ideas or how to do things differently in your parish? Would you like some fresh ideas or to hear about how other people are trying new ways of being church in their communities?...

Today's Prayer

25 June
Barham Downs with Adisham and Aylesham Benefice
Clergy: Stefan Thomas, Nick Ratcliffe
Readers: Esther Jonas, Simon Pooley
School: Adisham CE Primary School
Barham CE Primary School

Prayerful thanks for the ministries of our two Lay Readers, Simon and Esther; for the arrival of our curate Clary Read; for the lay ministries in leading worship and pastoral care and for our PCC members; also in recognising the divine pattern permeating all people and creation in praising our ascended Christ.

Anglican Communion:
The Diocese of Georgia – The Episcopal Church


Operations Manager

Goudhurst and Kilndown Church...

LGBT+ Chaplain

An additional chaplain to work as part of the LGBT+ Chaplaincy Team....

Project Officer (Data and Measurement)

Diocesan House, Canterbury...

Mission Priest

Isle of Sheppey...

Head of Property

Canterbury, Diocesan House...
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