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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Today's Prayer

Sandwich Deanery: Clergy with Permission to Officiate
Please pray with us for those with Permission to Officiate within our Deanery. We thank God for their willingness to continue serving the Church with generosity and joy. May they be upheld and strengthened in their ministry. Please pray for:

Frank Kent, Martin Cleeve, Anthony Fletcher Robert Lunnon, David Willis, Martin Clark, Peter Hambrook, Roger Marsh, Nigel Genders, Jennifer Pilcher, John Winn, Toby Marchand, Christopher Dent, Jasmine Roberts, Rob Mackintosh, Patricia Wright, Jeanne Males, Wendy Jackson-Hill, Jean Kerr, Paul Kerr, Michael Morris, Howard Pashley

Anglican Communion:
Los Angeles (The Episcopal Church) The Right Revd John Harvey Taylor Swaziland (Southern Africa) The Right Revd Ellinah Ntfombi Wamukoya