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 Wednesday 1 October Murston Junior School in Sittingbourne will open its own bank, a branch of the Murston Community Bank. Founder and Editor of Moneysavingexpert.com, Martin Lewis has sent the pupils a message of support. Read more »
Join Archbishop Justin and Bishop Trevor and walk the last stage of the Pilgrims’ Way on Sunday 5 October. Meet at Westagate Gardens, Canterbury at 2pm and join Evensong at 3.15pm and tea afterwards. Read more
Organisers of a new pilgrimage initiative want to know about the important journeys people make in order to gain personal and spiritual refreshment. They’re asking people, ‘Where do you go and why?’ and to submit their response via twitter using #canpilgrim. Read more »
Please register to attend next month’s Churchwardens’ Consultation mornings in which we gather to encourage churchwardens in their crucial roles. Practical and thought-provoking seminars, fellowship and excellent coffee! Read more »
Over 300 attended the Spirituality Festival at Canterbury Cathedral on Saturday. Entitled ‘Taste and See’, the festival provided an opportunity for participants to explore their spirituality and deepen their faith. Photos. Press release. Read more »
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, licensed four people as Readers. Press release. Read more »
On Friday 19 September the Archbishop’s XIs beat the Catholic XI by six wickets in the final over with 5 balls to spare, in a historic cricket match held at Kent Cricket Ground to raise awareness of the blight of human trafficking and enslavement. Photos. ITV Meridan report.
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 »
St Peter-in-Thanet: St Peter the Apostle
Clergy: Jonathan Cruickshank, Christine Arnold
St Peter in Thanet CE Junior School: Sharon Irvine
St George’s CE Foundation School: Kim Stoner
Ife – (Ibadan, Nigeria) The Rt Revd Oluwole Odubogun