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 327 churches in 231 parishes, along with 103 church schools and a University with a Church of England foundation.
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Today's Prayer

People & Clergy of Sittingbourne Deanery
Area Dean: Mike Resch
Lay Chair: Phil Bromwich
Secretary: Joanne Youngson
Treasurer: David Gilbert

Our new Lay Chair elect, Graham Codling as he prepares for this role from September.
For a continuing collaboration between parishes, especially when people move from church to church to find worship that feeds them. Help us not to see each other’s parish as competition but as companions in ministry.
We give thanks for the ministry shared by the Retired Clergy enabling churches to have services every week, however, we need God’s help to ‘grow younger’, in our congregations, our clergy and mindset, and in our ability to take on the new ways that so naturally flow through life today.

Clergy with Permission to Officiate

Rochester (USA) – (II, The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Prince Singh
Rochester (USA) – The Rt Revd Prince Singh Rochester – (Canterbury, England) The Rt Revd James Langstaff
Rochester – (Canterbury, England) The Rt Revd James Langstaff