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


Statement regarding serious safeguarding allegations

A safeguarding statement issued jointly from Canterbury Cathedral and the Diocese of Canterbury...

Raise money for your church and the churches of Kent

Ride+Stride, 14 September...

Revitalising, growing and reflecting at leaders’ conference

Dozens of church leaders from across our diocese gathered at a Leading your Church into Growth conference...

Today's Prayer

18 July
Day Four: Praying for our Diocesan Overseas Partners in Mission
“God has called us into a relationship, not only with himself, but also with one another, that our lives may be enriched as we learn and share in a partnership
to bring about his mission in the world.” [Source: Anglican Communion website].

We pray for our partnership links with the Diocese of Fianarantsoa, Madagascar; for Bishop Gilbert Ratelson Rakotondravelo, for his people and those they serve: that God’s generosity may flow reciprocally through our mission-partnership initiatives and reach those God intends.

Prayer and information written by Revd Carol Smith - Canterbury Overseas Group Chair and Diocesan Ministry Consultant

Anglican Communion:
The Diocese of Gwagwalada – The Church of Nigeria


Associate Priest (Interim)

St Paul, Cliftonville...

Team Rector

North Downs...
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