Archbishop Justin visits Dover Foodbank and describes how Foodbanks provide 'boxes of hope'
At a recent visit to Dover Foodbank, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, described how Foodbanks provide 'not only provides a box of food, but also a box of hope'. More information.
Bishop Trevor led prayers for Passiontide at Deal foodbank – view video.
The Archbishop’s visit was part of a series of visits to Christian social action projects and church communities in Dover. View photos.
Easter Monday Youth Pilgrimage 2014
Archbishop Justin and Bishop Trevor will join 700 young pilgrims on the annual Easter Monday Youth Pilgrimage to Canterbury Cathedral. More information.
Mission Resource Grants
Applications are now open for Mission Resource Grants for 2015. The total funds for grants for 2015 are about £120,000 and information and application forms can be found here. Closing date is June 16 2014.
The Diocese has entered a partnership with the Church Urban Fund (CUF), to create a new joint venture called Together Canterbury with the aim of helping individual churches to achieve greater and more sustainable impact on tackling poverty in their community. Revd Dr Kon Apokis and Mr Keith Berry, were commissioned as the new Together Canterbury officers on 27 March in the Eastern Crypt of the Cathedral.
Being the Church for Now and Tomorrow
Open invitation to discuss important issues relating to our vision for our Church's Mission, Ministry and Resourcing. Led by Julian Hills and Bishop Trevor.
April 30th – Maidstone, May 6th – Ashford, May 8th – Margate, May 12th – Canterbury. More details.
Saturday May 10th, Canterbury Cathedral at 11am
A celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Women's Ordination to the Priesthood. The Venerable Sheila Watson will preside at the Eucharist and the preacher will be The Reverend Canon Noelle Hall. All welcome. Lunch is provided but must be booked in advance. More information.
'This is our story' Lent course for 2014
'This is Our Story' is the Diocesan Lent Course for 2014 which helps participants engage with five texts in Acts of the Apostles chapters 1 and 2. More information.
'We do know how to win un-churched people to the C of E': Bishop Graham's address at Canterbury Diocesan Creative Mission Forum
"We do know how to win un-churched people to the C of E", declared Bishop Graham Cray, Archbishops' Missioner and Leader of Fresh Expressions, in his valedictory speech to Canterbury Diocese on Saturday 22 March. More information.
Canterbury Diocesan Synod: leading change, developing lay ministry and women bishops
On Saturday 8 March, Canterbury Diocesan Synod met for an open session on leading change and developing lay ministry. In the afternoon Synod voted overwhelmingly in favour of the measure which will allow women to become bishops in the Church of England.
For a one page summary, presentations and resources relating to the March Synod visit: www.canterburydiocese.org/diocesansynodnews
Adult Protection training for clergy
Three hour training sessions on vulnerable adult protection training are being offered to clergy in April, May, September and October. The Training will cover such areas as: mental health, addiction, the elderly and people with learning difficulties. Book.
Episcopal Visitations for Churchwardens
Canterbury Cathedral, Thursday 15 May, 7.30pm
Visitations will take place in a joint Cathedral service (for churchwardens from all three Archdeaconries) on Thursday 15 May 2014. View letter and information about tickets.
Community banks in churches
Following the opening of Kent's first community bank to be held in a church last month, advice and support is being offered to parishes wishing to form similar partnerships. Read more.
On behalf of the Diocese, the Communities and Partnerships Framework has produced a booklet 'Commemorating the Centenary of the First World War - How you can be involved' to help resource parishes with their WW1 commemorations. More information.
Schools and clergy invited to get cracking
This year's Kent is Delicious Competition is now open to all primary schools in Kent. The theme is 'breakfast'. Schools are invited to create one breakfast recipe which includes locally grown ingredients. Clergy chefs are also invited to enter in the Clergy Kent is Delicious competition. More information.
Statistics for Mission 2013
Statistics for Mission for 2013, which includes attendance numbers for Sunday and weekday services during the four weeks of October 2013, are now being collected. More information.
Grants and information relating to parochial fees
Information about casual duty and parochial fees can be found here. Further information about the grants for parochial fees is available here.
Parochial fee arrangements
The Archdeacons have written with details of changes to the arrangements for Parochial Fees.
The objectives of Canterbury Diocese
Information about the objectives, frameworks and governance of Canterbury Diocese: www.canterburydiocese.org/about
The new website for Canterbury Diocese is currently under construction. Please be patient as we update the site. A search facility and a full site map will be added in due course.