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.
Whether you are someone looking for a church to get married in, someone keen to grow closer to Christ or a church leader looking for resources and support, we hope this website provides you with the information and resources you are searching for.
The Rt Revd Trevor Willmott has retired as the Bishop of Dover.
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Book your Cathedral pass for Saturday 8 June Read more »
The Archbishop of Canterbury pays tribute to Jean Vanier Read more »
The Imam and members of the Islamic community’s visit of solidarity to the Cathedral. Read more »
“Vain optimism will not solve the divisions of our age.” Read more »
Join once again with 50,000 people from around the world praying using the materials between 31 May and 8 June. Read more »
Women in Ministry – June event exploring the barriers and how to overcome them Read more »
More than 70 volunteers joined the Ignite team from St Martin’s Church to spring clean their estate. Read more »
The Stour Downs Lent challenge is underway to walk from Durham Cathedral back to Ashford via 15 other cathedrals Read more »
Churchwardens, sides-people, clergy and others from the three archdeaconries are invited to attend these services for prayer, worship and the formal admission of Churchwardens. Click here for dates.
There are also training days to discuss this guidance. Read more »
Safeguarding resources, including Bible readings, prayers and hymns, chosen in consultation with survivors. Read more »
As a Diocese, we handle a lot of data for a variety of different purposes. Find out about your rights. Read more »
People and Clergy of North Downs Deanery
Area Dean: John Corbyn
Lay Chair: Bruce Rylands
Treasurer: Nicky Reid
Secretary: Sue Heslop
Anglican Communion: Namirembe (Uganda) The Rt Revd Wilberforce Kityo Luwalira
Abyei (South Sudan) The Rt Revd Michael Deng K Bol
Accra (West Africa) The Rt Revd Daniel Sylvanus Mensah Torto