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.

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Archdeacons Visitations

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.

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Today's Prayer

Littlebourne & Ickham w Wickhambreaux & Stodmarsh

Please pray with and for this benefice which is in interregnum.
Readers: Katharine Harris
School: Littlebourne CE Primary School
Wickhambreaux CE Primary School

Anglican Communion: Masvingo (Central Africa) The Rt Revd Godfrey Tawonezwi (Diocesan Bishop)
Virgin Islands (The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Ambrose Gumbs (Diocesan Bishop)
Hpa-an (Myanmar) The Rt Revd Saw Mark Maung Doe (Diocesan Bishop)