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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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    New online Collective Worship available for schools

    The launch of online weekly acts of Collective Worship for schools Read More

    IICSA Report: Open Letter from our Archbishops

    The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, IICSA, published its overarching investigation report into the Church of England and Church in Wales on 7 October. Ahead of its publication, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, the lead safeguarding bishop and the national director of safeguarding published an open letter. Read More

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  • Today's Prayer

    Margate: St Philip (Northdown Park)

    Clergy: Stuart Gay

    Reader: Helen Rogers

    Anglican Communion:
    Recife (Brazil) The Rt Revd João Cancio Peixoto
    Cuttack (North India) The Rt Revd Surendra Kumar Nanda

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