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


Women priests celebrated in Canterbury Cathedral

Bishop Rose presided over a special service held at Canterbury Cathedral on Saturday 11 May marking the 30th anniversary of the ordination of women to priesthood in our diocese....

Serving Our Communities - looking out for opportunities

As part of reaching out to serve our community, St. Francis Church (Ashford Town Parish) worked in partnership with Ashford Borough Council, to host the ‘Eat Well, Spend Less Roadshow’.  ...

School children invited to Downing Street for Easter reception

St John’s CE Primary School Canterbury had a memorable day in London meeting leaders from politics and the church....

Today's Prayer

22 May
Eastry and Woodnesborough
Clergy: Andrew Brown
Reader: Hilary Baldwin
Reader-in-Training: Susan Brearley
Schools: Eastry CE Primary School, Northbourne CE Primary School

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


Project Officer (Data and Measurement)

Diocesan House, Canterbury...

Mission Priest

Isle of Sheppey...
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