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 & Rt Hon
Archbishop of Canterbury
The Rt Revd Dr Rose
Bishop of Dover
Thursday 13th May
Priest in Charge - Cheriton with Newington Benefice
With two churches on the urban edge of Folkestone and one in the nearby countryside, our benefice has a wide range of ministry contexts, from urban, through new developments to rural, each of which has its own challenges and joys. Read More