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


Diocesan Synod

On Saturday, Diocesan Synod met to approve the Accounts for 2013, approve the budget for 2015 and to debate the parish share review. Read Bishop Trevor’s address on the theme of generosity and sharing afresh the faith of Jesus Christ here. Read more »


Spirituality Festival

Come to Canterbury Cathedral on Saturday 20 September for a day of spiritual ‘food for the journey,’ 9.00am-4.00pm, with space to nurture and deepen our Christian spirituality. Tickets £5.00. 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

25 July
Dover: St Mary the Virgin
Clergy: Trish Godfrey
Reader: Malcolm Sawyer
St Mary’s CE Primary School: Helen De Cruz

Ekiti Oke – (Ondo, Nigeria) The Rt Revd Isaac Olubowale

Prayer for peace in Gaza and Israel:

Lord God of compassion,
whose will is for peace built on righteousness,
we pray for peace in Gaza and Israel:
for an end to hostilities,
for comfort and help for all who suffer,
and for reconciliation between Palestine and Israel,
through Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace.