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


Tributes paid to parishioner who helped identify fallen RAF pilot

A plaque was unveiled to honour the life of Jean Liddicoat....

Deanery Roadshows – thank you and future dates

Join us for the deanery roadshows to find out about our growth strategy for 2030...

Folkestone church to unveil reliquary as part of St Eanswythe Day celebrations

St Mary and St Eanswythe church plan to celebrate with events across three days....

Readers to be licensed at Canterbury Cathedral

Introducing readers to be licensed at Canterbury Cathedral in September 2023....


Hawkinge Benefice
Clergy: Rob Grinsell
Anna Chaplains: Sarah Grinsell, Maggie Smithard

Anglican Communion:
Season of Creation
The Diocese of North Africa - The Episcopal Church / Anglican Province of Alexandria


Social Justice Network Officer

A new, exciting and unique role at the Diocese...

Associate vicar

Parish of St Michael and All Angels...

Priest in Charge

St Laurence-in-Thanet...

Director of Finance

Drive the strategic financial direction and oversee the financial health of the Diocesan Board of Finance...


The Elham Valley Group...


The Canonry Benefice...
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