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


Pupils return to Cathedral after 3 years

22nd November 2022

Three cheers for the return of Cathedral Schools Days...

Church responds to IICSA

22nd November 2022

The report covers 15 different investigation strands...


Listening and Discerning: Advent hope

‘We are all invited to follow the star and find out what it is pointing to: the person of Jesus and the light he brings to each of us.’ Justin Welby

Loving God,
by the leading of a star you revealed Jesus, the Light of the World. As we follow the star, lead us out of darkness into his wonderful light. Amen.

(Prayer taken from Follow the Star resource - for more information please visit; https://www.churchofengland.org/resources/resources-advent-and-christmas)

Anglican Communion:
The Diocese of Ogbaru - The Church of Nigeria (Niger Province)


Growing Faith Youth Enabler

Growing Faith is commitment that every aspect of mission and ministry is seen through the lens of what it means for ministry with children, young people and families....

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