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 Friday 19 September (4pm), the First XIs of the Anglicans and Catholics will meet for a Twenty20 Cricket Match at Kent Cricket Ground. All welcome (this is a free event but donations for Global Freedom Network will be collected).
The Spirituality Festival at Canterbury Cathedral is now fully booked. Providing a day of spiritual ‘food for the journey,’ the festival takes place from 9.30am-4.00pm. Information here.
Churches can now register for ‘A Season of Invitation’, the new invitational initiative that builds on ‘Back to Church Sunday’ to include five opportunities for invitation. Register on the website and take part in A Season of Invitation.
Everyone is welcome to attend the annual County Harvest Thanksgiving service which will take place in Canterbury Cathedral on Sunday 5th October at 6pm. The writer and broadcaster, Martin Palmer will give the address at the service in his capacity as the Secretary General of the Alliance of Religions and Conservation
On Sunday 28 September, the Bishop of Dover, the Right Reverend Trevor Willmott, will license four people as Readers. Press release. Read more »
Archbishop Justin encourages prayer and support for the humanitarian efforts on the ground in Gaza, not least the medical team and staff at Al Ahli Arab Hospital. View the Diocese of Jerusalem’s emergency appeal.
On the evening of Tuesday 7 October, Canterbury Cathedral will hold an Open Evening with a focus on WW1.
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 »