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


One of our diocesan Changed Lives → Changing Lives initiatives.
Please pray with us as our ten Ignite Enablers engage with some of the diocese’s most deprived communities, befriending those who are on society’s margins and showing them God’s awesome love. Please pray for St Francis Ashford, as they develop a new Ignite project in their community. As a mission community, we have been using the ‘Dwelling in the Word’ method of prayerfully reading Luke 10:1-12 and giving God space to speak powerfully to us. Please pray that God continues to reveal his plan and purpose for Ignite as we keep grappling with this Scripture.

Anglican Communion: Mombasa (Kenya) The Rt Revd Alphonce Mwaro Baya (Diocesan Bishop) Western
Newfoundland (Canada) The Rt Revd John Organ (Diocesan Bishop) Western
North Carolina (The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd José Antonio McLoughlin (Diocesan Bishop)