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.

Latest News

Novena 2019

Join once again with 50,000 people from around the world praying using the materials between 31 May and 8 June.  Read more »

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

People and Clergy of North Downs Deanery

Area Dean: John Corbyn
Lay Chair: Bruce Rylands
Treasurer: Nicky Reid
Secretary: Sue Heslop

Anglican Communion: Namirembe (Uganda) The Rt Revd Wilberforce Kityo Luwalira
Abyei (South Sudan) The Rt Revd Michael Deng K Bol
Accra (West Africa) The Rt Revd Daniel Sylvanus Mensah Torto