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  • 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
    Hudson-Wilkin 

    Bishop of Dover

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    Cheriton with Newington
    Clergy: Jo Robertson
    Readers: Stephen Brown, Frank Conley, Jenny Hoyle
    Churchwardens: Florence Goldsmith, Helen Vincent, Keith Barber, Geoff Long, Stephen Ind
    Deputy Warden: Vincent Williams
    Schools: All Souls CE Primary School, Seabrook CE Primary School, St Martin’s CE Primary School

    Pray with us as we give thanks for all those involved in keeping the benefice connected via our Web-of-Care; for the many phone calls and emails that have helped people still feel as one with each other and with God; for the weekly worship videos produced by our training ALM and the many people they have reached. We pray that a new priest will want to come and lead us into an exciting future and work alongside all those already involved in many new ventures.

    Anglican Communion:
    Ogbaru (Nigeria) The Rt Revd Dr Prosper Amah
    Bondo (Kenya) The Rt Revd David Kodia
    Kasai - Mbujimayi (Congo) Vacant

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