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

Bishop of Dover


New College of Honorary Canons of Canterbury Cathedral installed

A service was held in Canterbury Cathedral for the installation of Honorary Canons...

Over fifty candidates confirmed in Canterbury Cathedral

Bishop Rose led a confirmation service for candidates within our diocese...

Cathedral Schools Days 2023

A summary of the three day schools event in Canterbury Cathedral....

New Finance Director Appointed

Natalia Olszewska has been appointed as the new Finance Director for the Diocese of Canterbury...


29 November
Thanet Deanery: Clergy with Permission to Officiate
Please pray with us for those with Permission to Officiate within our Deanery. We thank God for their willingness to continue serving the Church with generosity and joy. May they be upheld and strengthened in their ministry. Please pray for:

Bernard Allen, Phil Barnes, Malcolm Bradshaw, John Chater, Gary Colville, Vicky Coneys, Michael Cooke, David Frost, Peter Gausden, Brian Griffiths, Denis Hartley, Peter Russell, Annie Shaw, David Tate, Kerry Thorpe, Alysoun Whitton, Susan Wing, Sue Woan

Anglican Communion:
The Diocese of Bahamas and The Turks and Caicos Islands - The Church in the Province of the West Indies


Anglican priest

HMP Standford Hill...

Priest in Charge

St Laurence-in-Thanet...


The Elham Valley Group...

Team Vicar and Mission Enabler

Dover Team Ministry...
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