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
Bishop Rose plays a key role in the Coronation
12th May 2023
Churches mark anniversary of Ukraine invasion
23rd February 2023
Shaping a world that's home to everyone
22nd February 2023
Please pray for the Ignite communities in the Maidstone Deanery. Praying particularly for our Ignite Enabler; Angela Frost. May she be upheld and enthused in her ministry and mission. And we pray for all those who are involved, in whatever way. Please pray that each person will know that they are loved and valued, and may they find faith in the risen Lord, as friendships are shared, generosity offered and the joy of community experienced. Pray that the outreach of God’s people will continually remind us of God’s love for all.
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