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.

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Churchwardens – last chance to book!

Please register to attend this 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 »

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‘Kent is Delicious’ competition 2015

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 »

Today's Prayer

20 October

Bearsted: Holy Cross w Thurnham: St Mary the Virgin
Clergy: John Corbyn, Alan Pinnegar
Readers: Virginia Corbyn, James Gibson
Thurnham CE Infant School: Chris James

O Lord God, your Son Jesus Christ suffered and died for us. In his resurrection he restores life and peace in all creation. Comfort, we pray, all victims of intolerance and those oppressed by their fellow humans. Remember in your kingdom those who have died. Lead the oppressors towards compassion and give hope to the suffering. Through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Indianapolis – (V, The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Catherine Waynick
Iowa – (VI, The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Alan Scarfe