Welcome to Canterbury Diocese

Canterbury Diocese, the oldest diocese in England, stretches from Maidstone to Thanet, the Isle of Sheppey to the Romney Marsh 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.

Latest News


WW1 Commemorations in Kent

Bishop Trevor, writing for Kent Regional News, encourages people to visit their local church on 4 August and over the next four years, to learn more about the First World War (read here).


Spirituality Festival

Come to Canterbury Cathedral on Saturday 20 September for a day of spiritual ‘food for the journey,’ 8.30am-4.00pm, with space to nurture and deepen our Christian spirituality. Information and booking here.


Churchwardens’ Consultations

Following on from the success of last year’s Churchwardens’ Consultations, we are delighted to bring together once again the churchwardens in each archdeaconry for fellowship and learning.   Information and booking here.


Back to Church: A Season of Invitation

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.

Today's Prayer

1 August
Elham: St Mary the Virgin w Denton: St Mary Magdalene & Wootton: St Martin
Please pray for the benefi ce which is in interregnum
Reader: Denis Osborne
Elham CE Primary School: Claire Short
Selsted CE Primary School: Kevin Bailey

Ely – (Canterbury, England) The Rt Revd Stephen David Conway
Ely – Huntingdon – (Canterbury, England) The Rt Revd David Thomson