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


Let there be lights: energy help for those in need

A diocesan initiative has helped over 240 people with their energy bills during the cost-of-living crisis....

Over £1,000 raised by young people in church charity sleepout

At the end of January, the young people at St Leonard’s Church, Hythe, along with Rev Michael Darkins, took part in a winter sleepout to raise money for the Rainbow Centre....

New appointment marks fresh start for resourcing church

Margate church welcomes new Priest Reverend Mark Nelson...


25 February
Praying Together: 2nd Sunday of Lent

Lord God, as we gradually move deeper into Lent, may we deepen our relationship with you. In meditating on you and the promises you made to Abraham and to your people, may we develop a deepening understanding of, and trust in, your son Jesus Christ.

May his victory over sin and death challenge us to respond more faithfully to his calling, and to increase our resolve to sustain the poor and bind up the broken-hearted in our damaged world.

Help us to concentrate on remaining focussed on this Lenten journey and so arrive at the cross prepared in heart and mind to hold the wounded Christ in open arms. Amen.

Prayer written by Sir Don Martin - Authorised Lay Minister at Woodnesborough: St Mary the Blessed Virgin (Parish)

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2nd Sunday of Lent
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Team Vicar and Mission Enabler

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