Welcome to Canterbury Diocese
Canterbury Diocese, the oldest diocese in England, stretches from Maidstone to Thanet, the Isle of Sheppey to the Romney Marshes and includes 334 churches in 247 parishes, along with 103 church schools.
Whether you are someone looking for a church to get married in, someone keen to grow closer to Christ or a church leader looking for resources and support, we hope this website provides you with the information and resources you are searching for.
On International Credit Union Day (16th October), the Murston Community Bank and Hub in Sittingbourne received a cheque for £5,000 from the Church Urban Fund, the Church of England’s charity working to alleviate issues of poverty and deprivation. Read more »
On Friday 17 October, hundreds of people joined Bishop Trevor at All Saints Maidstone to light a thousand candles and pray for the unrest in Syria and Iraq, the threat of ISIS and the Ebola crisis. Read more »
Pilgrims from across the Diocese converged in Canterbury early in October to celebrate the launch of the Green Pilgrimage Network Canterbury Partnership; a partnership of some 40 local sacred sites, pilgrim routes, Canterbury City Council and local businesses, committed to making pilgrimage to the region more environmentally friendly. Read more Photos
Archbishop Justin celebrated the ancient tradition of pilgrimage on Sunday 5 October 2014 by walking with pilgrims through Canterbury and by preaching at Evensong in the Cathedral. Read more view photos More info on the Green Pilgrimage Network GPN
The annual County Harvest Thanksgiving service took place in Canterbury Cathedral on Sunday 5th October at 6pm. The writer and broadcaster, Martin Palmer gave the address at the service in his capacity as the Secretary General of the Alliance of Religions and Conservation. Photos.
The Kent is Delicious Cookery Competition 2015 is now open! This cookery competition aims to raise children’s awareness of local, seasonal produce and is open to all primary schools in Kent. This year we’re looking for recipes for a tasty school packed lunch. Read more »
Bearsted: Holy Cross w Thurnham: St Mary the Virgin
Clergy: John Corbyn, Alan Pinnegar
Readers: Virginia Corbyn, James Gibson
Thurnham CE Infant School: Chris James
O Lord God, your Son Jesus Christ suffered and died for us. In his resurrection he restores life and peace in all creation. Comfort, we pray, all victims of intolerance and those oppressed by their fellow humans. Remember in your kingdom those who have died. Lead the oppressors towards compassion and give hope to the suffering. Through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Indianapolis – (V, The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Catherine Waynick
Iowa – (VI, The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Alan Scarfe