Image: First women priests being ordained in Canterbury Cathedral 1994
Update from the Bishop's in Women's Ministry
Revd Sheila Cox, Bishop's Adviser in Women's Ministry, has written to the Diocese with an update, including information on the Synodical processes in place to consecrate women as Bishops, support in Canterbury Diocese for women priests and notification of a service which will celebrate the 20th anniversary of ordained women’s ministry, which takes place in Canterbury Cathedral at 11am on Saturday May 10th 2014. More information.
David Heywood helps the Diocese 'Re-imagine Ministry'
Author of the book "Reimagining Ministry", David Heywood, gave an inspirational keynote speech at the open morning session of Diocesan Synod on Saturday 9 November. Encouraging us to look at different forms of ministry and consider different ways of identifying and training local ministers, David and the need to create ministry models fit for this century. Click here for his powerpoint presentation.
Donald Findlater Seminar
Donald Findlater, a respected academic and expert within the field of prevention of sexual abuse, led a seminar for clergy in November. Listen to the seminar: part one and part two.
Bishop marks International Credit Union Day with new church partnership with Kent Savers
The Bishop of Dover, the Rt Revd Trevor Willmott, marked a new partnership between the Diocese of Canterbury and Kent Savers Credit Union at an event held in All Saints Maidstone in October. The partnership will see churches acting as 'access points' providing advice and services to people in communities across the Diocese. More information. Resources.
New app launched!
A new App for the Canterbury Diocesan Directory has been launched. The App, which allows you to search for parishes, people and by post is currently only available on Apple devices (iPhones, iPads) and can be downloaded from the 'App Store' (free of charge). The App uses the same login details (user name and password) that you currently use for the Online Directory ('Diobase').
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.
Spotlight on your parish
To help parishes plan for mission and ministry in their community, the Department of Statistics of the Archbishops' Council have created 'Parish Spotlights' which include information about parish congregations (statistics and giving) along with in-depth socio-demographic information about the wider parish community. View your parish.
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.