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 222 parishes, along with 103 church schools and a University with a Church of England foundation.
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Novena 2019

Join once again with 50,000 people from around the world praying using the materials between 31 May and 8 June.  Read more »

Archdeacons Visitations

Churchwardens, sides-people, clergy and others from the three archdeaconries are invited to attend these services for prayer, worship and the formal admission of Churchwardens. Click here for dates.

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Today's Prayer

Len Valley Benefice

Clergy: John Huggins, Millie Hart
Readers: Pamela Cuerden, Joan Drury
Schools: Harrietsham CE Primary School, Ulcombe CE Primary School
The Len Valley Benefice’s verse for the year is Isa 54:2, “Enlarge the place of your tent…”. Like buds in Spring, we have recently seen many signs of encouraging growth, including an at-capacity Christian Aid Big Brekkie, a growing community toddler group, exciting C of E primary schools, and signs of great generosity in our congregations. We have many open-opportunities for mission: please pray for more workers to harvest the field and that our relationship with the Missional Learning Community initiative would re-direct our culture to discipleship and outward-facing love.

Anglican Communion: Nasik (North India) The Rt Revd Pradip Kamble
Afikpo (Nigeria) The Rt Revd Paul Udogu
Ilesa (Nigeria) The Rt Revd Samuel Olubayu Sowale
Ilesa South West (Nigeria) The Rt Revd Samuel Egbebunmi