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 Justin Welby Archbishop of Canterbury The Most Revd & Rt Hon
Justin Welby 

Archbishop of Canterbury
Revd Rose Hudson-Wilkin, Bishop of Dover The Rt Revd Dr Rose

Bishop of Dover


Churches mark anniversary of Ukraine invasion

23rd February 2023

Candles will be lit and services, prayer vigils and other events will take place across the country in churches to mark the first anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine....

Shaping a world that's home to everyone

22nd February 2023

Holy Trinity & St John's Church of England Primary School in Margate host the world premiere of a brand new short film from Aardman Animations......

Safeguarding data published

21st February 2023

New safeguarding data from a three-year period has been published by the Church of England today...


East bridge Deanery, its clergy and people
Area Dean: Stefan Thomas
Lay Chair: Steve Sheath
Lay Chair Assistant: John Andrews
Secretary: John Andrews
Treasurer: Michael Gallagher

With two benefices in Interregna we pray for good shepherds for a mission field rich with potential. In our prayers we remember that we are many members of the one body of Christ and restored in His image.

Anglican Communion:
The Diocese of Rutana - The Anglican Church of Burundi


Refugee Projects Officer for Northern France

Suitable for a lay or ordained person and is field-based in the Pas-de-Calais region....


Sandwich and Worth...

Generous Giving Advisor

Shape and lead our strategy...

Mission Community Engagement Enabler

Herne Bay...

Children and Families Minister

Part time role in Whitstable...
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