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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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  • Today's Prayer

    Praying for the Ordination of Deacons

    Please pray for the ordinands, parishes and training incumbents as we joyfully prepare for the ordination of our Deacons today. We pray especially for the ordinands in what has been a time of uncertainty and the unusual start to parish life that those being ordained deacon have experienced.

    By name we pray today for; Alice Bates, Ylva Blid-Mackenzie, Charlotte Coles, Ben Forbes, Lucy Henderson, Paula Jardine-Rose, Charmaine Muir, Cathrine Fungai Ngangira, Angie Stupple, Jen Walters.

    We thank God that he has brought each of them to us, and we pray that he will continue to make them a blessing among us.

    (Prayer Request written by Revd Jenny Corcoran Chaplain to the Bishop of Dover)

    Anglican Communion:
    Paraguay (South America) The Rt Revd Peter John Henry Bartlett
    Central Zimbabwe (Central Africa) The Revd Ignatius Makumbe
    Kobe (Japan) The Rt Revd Augustine Naoaki Kobayashi

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