Welcome to Canterbury Diocese

Canterbury Diocese is the oldest diocese in England, stretching from Maidstone to Thanet, the Isle of Sheppey to the Romney Marsh. We have 350 miles of coastline with historic ports and seaside resorts, alongside rural communities, market towns and commuter-belt urban developments. Affluent areas often sit alongside pockets of major deprivation, offering an exciting and challenging mission context. 

At the heart of all we do is a vision of transformation for ourselves and our communities: no one can encounter God and remain unchanged. In the Diocese of Canterbury, we want to increasingly become a Christian community transformed through encounter with Christ, growing and overflowing to transform and bless the families, homes and communities we serve: Changed Lives, Changing Lives. 

The Most Revd Justin Welby Archbishop of Canterbury The Most Revd & Rt Hon
Justin Welby 

Archbishop of Canterbury
Revd Rose Hudson-Wilkin, Bishop of Dover The Rt Revd Dr Rose

Bishop of Dover


Over £1,000 raised by young people in church charity sleepout

At the end of January, the young people at St Leonard’s Church, Hythe, along with Rev Michael Darkins, took part in a winter sleepout to raise money for the Rainbow Centre....

New appointment marks fresh start for resourcing church

Margate church welcomes new Priest Reverend Mark Nelson...

Bishop Rose pays tribute to first ordained woman in anniversary service

To mark the 80th anniversary of the first woman to be ordained as priest in the Anglican Communion, Bishop of Dover the Rt Revd Rose Hudson-Wilkin preached at a special service at St Martin in the Fields, London....


21 February
Praying Together: Journeying through Lent

Lord Jesus, we pray that as we wind our way through the precarious course of life, ever dwelling on your truth and grace, that you might unite us through the Holy Spirit, bringing God closer to us, and us closer to the Father. Amen.

Prayer written by Revd Lawrence Tuck - Assistant Curate at Reculver: St Mary & Herne Bay: St Bartholomew w Hoath: Holy Cross (Benefice)

Anglican Communion:
The Diocese of Chandigarh - The Church of North India (United)



Biddenden and Smarden...

Priest in Charge

Allington, St Nicholas...

Team Vicar and Mission Enabler

Dover Team Ministry...
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