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

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Be a Pilgrim

Join Archbishop Justin and Bishop Trevor and walk the last stage of the Pilgrims’ Way on Sunday 5 October. Meet at Westagate Gardens, Canterbury at 2pm and join Evensong at 3.15pm and tea afterwards. Read more

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Where do you go and why?

Organisers of a new pilgrimage initiative want to know about the important journeys people make in order to gain personal and spiritual refreshment. They’re asking people, ‘Where do you go and why?’ and to submit their response via twitter using #canpilgrim. Read more »


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 »

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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

1 October

St Peter-in-Thanet: St Peter the Apostle
Clergy: Jonathan Cruickshank, Christine Arnold
St Peter in Thanet CE Junior School: Sharon Irvine
St George’s CE Foundation School: Kim Stoner

Ife – (Ibadan, Nigeria) The Rt Revd Oluwole Odubogun