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


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......

Safeguarding data published

21st February 2023

New safeguarding data from a three-year period has been published by the Church of England today...


East bridge Deanery: Chaplains
Pray for all those exercising chaplaincy ministry - formally and informally - within Schools, uniformed organisations, residential care communities, community clubs, businesses, health care groups, prisons, police, armed services and in sport. May God give them wisdom to respond to the opportunities given, to be assured of their calling to be witnesses to Christ. May they know the support of local churches and see God at work wherever they go.

In particular, please pray today for the Chaplains ministering in the East Bridge Deanery:

Lorraine Apps-Huggins, Hilary Hills, Ray Horton, John Styles, Rex Morton, Stefan Thomas

Anglican Communion:
The Diocese of East Ruwenzori - The Church of the Province of Uganda


Refugee Projects Officer for Northern France

Suitable for a lay or ordained person and is field-based in the Pas-de-Calais region....


Sandwich and Worth...

Children and Families Minister

Part time role in Whitstable...

Senior Communications and Engagement Officer

An exciting and crucial role, as you will support the development, implementation and execution of a new communications and engagement strategy for the Diocese....

Upcoming vacancies

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