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.

Latest News


Churchwardens ready?

Please register to attend next 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 »


Spirituality Festival

Over 300 attended the Spirituality Festival at Canterbury Cathedral on Saturday. Entitled ‘Taste and See’, the festival provided an opportunity for participants to explore their spirituality and deepen their faith. Photos. Press release. Read more »


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.

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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

23 September
Margate: St Paul (Cliftonville)
Clergy: Patrick Ellisdon
Reader: Kim Palmer

Ibadan – (Ibadan, Nigeria) The Most Revd Joseph Akinfenwa
Ibadan North – (Ibadan, Nigeria) The Rt Revd Dr Segun Okubadejo