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


Proposals for savings clubs in primary schools

A proposal for a network of savings clubs in primary schools which could give pupils as young as four years old practical experience of money management is announced today by the Church of England as part of a drive to raise the level of children’s financial awareness. Read more »


World AIDS Day

On Monday 1st December, World Aids Day will be marked in Canterbury including a service at the cathedral.  Read more »


Foodbank Plus

Foodbanks play a vital role in food relief, but how might they further support those who use them?  If you’re involved with your local foodbank, then you’re warmly invited to an evening of discussion, with supper, at Charing Barn on Wednesday 19th November.

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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

26 November

Ashford South: St Francis
Clergy: Anthony Mary Hirst

Kentucky – (IV, The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Terry White