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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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    Eastry and Woodnesborough
    Clergy: David Ridley
    Assistant Curates: Sandra Marsh, Robert Stevenson
    Reader: Hilary Baldwin
    Schools: Eastry CE Primary School, Northbourne CE Primary School

    Please pray for the Eastry and Woodnesborough Benefice as we begin to return to our churches for communal worship; we give thanks for the ways we have been enriched and grown, and for all we have gained and learnt during this enforced lockdown. Please pray also for Sandra Marsh, whose Curacy in the Benefice draws to a close, as she prepares for her new ministry in the Calehill and Westwell Benefice.

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