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.
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.

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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

Canonry Benefice

Clergy: David Moulden
Readers: Paul Jarvis, Anne Talbert, Janice Willett
School: Ash Cartwright & Kelsey CE Primary School
Goodnestone CE Primary School
Nonington CE Primary School

Anglican Communion: Massachusetts (The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Alan McIntosh Gates (Diocesan Bishop), The Rt Revd Gayle Harris
Victoria Nyanza (Tanzania) Vacant (Diocesan Bishop)