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


Bishop Rose plays a key role in the Coronation

12th May 2023

“I was excited, surprised and deeply honoured to have been a part of this historic once in a life-time moment."...

Churches mark anniversary of Ukraine invasion

23rd February 2023

Candles will be lit and services, prayer vigils and other events will take place across the country in churches to mark the first anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine....

Shaping a world that's home to everyone

22nd February 2023

Holy Trinity & St John's Church of England Primary School in Margate host the world premiere of a brand new short film from Aardman Animations......


Maidstone Deanery
Area Dean: Vacant
Lay Chair: Geoff Lay
Secretary: Vacant
Treasurer: Susan Ghinn
School: St Augustine Academy

We are excited by the Maidstone Deanery mission action plan called ‘Maidstone Mission Mosaic.’ We have called it a mosaic because it represents the different colours of our different ways of being church in our diocese. furthermore the adhesive that sticks us together is the ‘Gospel of Jesus Christ.’

This is our image that represents our common vision to reach Maidstone with the good news of Jesus.

Anglican Communion:
Te Pihopatanga o Te Waipounamu - The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia (Maori Tikanga)


Social Justice Network Officer

A new, exciting and unique role at the diocese....


The Canonry Benefice...

Team Vicar and Mission Enabler

Dover Team Ministry...


For the benefice of Calehill with Westwell...

Associate Vicar

St Michael and All Angels, Maidstone...
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