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.
Churches and communities across the Diocese commemorated the centenary of WWI early in August. View our Flickr album. Click here for useful First World War commemoration resources, news, and events within the Diocese.
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 Friday 19 September (4pm), the First XIs of the Anglicans and Catholics will meet for a Twenty20 Cricket Match at Kent Cricket Ground, to raise awareness of and money to prevent human trafficking and slavery. All welcome (by donation).
Filmed at the Kent Show, Bishop Trevor talks about what it means to learn and share with the community. View video.
Come to Canterbury Cathedral on Saturday 20 September for a day of spiritual ‘food for the journey,’ 9.30am-4.00pm, with space to nurture and deepen our Christian spirituality. Information and booking here.
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.
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.
Sturry: St Nicholas w Fordwich: St Mary the Virgin & Westbere: All Saints w Hersden
Clergy: Peter Cornish
Sturry CE Primary School (The Stour
Academy): Simon O’Keefe
Pray for pupils, teachers and support staff as term starts today.
Grahamstown – (Southern Africa) The Rt Revd Ebenezer Ntlali