Welcome to the Catholic parish of St. Thomas of Canterbury at Canterbury. Our parish church is located near Christ Church cathedral in a busy part the city. St. Thomas’, the main Catholic church in Canterbury, is part of the Archdiocese of Southwark which takes in the local authorities covering South London, the County of Kent, and the Medway Unitary Authority. We play an active role in Canterbury Christians Together and have good links with the local Anglican Cathedral.

Recent News

Martyred Archbishop Oscar Romero, Pope Paul VI among 7 people to be canonized in Vatican ceremony. This Sunday Pope Francis will canonize two of the most important and contested figures of the 20th-century Catholic Church, declaring Pope Paul VI and the martyred Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero as models of saintliness for the faithful today.

See Canon Anthony blog this week

St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Parish, Canterbury
New Parish Directory 2018/2019

Now available here


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The Celebration of Mass

Sunday Masses

  • Saturday: Vigil 6pm,
  • Sunday: 8am, 9:30am, 11am and 6pm.FrD.17_12_2012.10_510e9a0d874b5.jpg
  • Syro-Malabar Rite: every 4th Sunday of the month at 3pm.

Weekday Masses

  • Every day at 12 noon.
  • In addition Friday at 7.30 pm.
  • Monday and Wednesday at 7.30 am
  • Saturday: 12 noon.
    Becket1 - Copy.jpg Sacrament of Reconciliation

      • Saturday: 10:30am – 11:30am & 4:30pm – 5:30pm
      • Wednesday: 10:30am – 11:30am

    Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

    • Monday 7pm-9pm (Not during Bank holidays)
    • Wednesday 7pm-8:30pm
    • Friday 12.30pm-1.30pm and 8pm-9pm

59 Burgate, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2HJ

Tel 01227 462896

Fax 01227 450377

Email: canterbury@rcaos.org.uk 

Welcome new member of our Parish Community

As a new member of our Parish Community, we warmly welcome you. If you are a new family, then every member of the family will find something in our parish that will interest and involve you in our Catholic life. Please click here for the Parish Directory that gives further details.
To make sure we have your accurate details on our records for our Parish Census, please complete the information Welcome form  and either return by  email canterbury@rcaos.org.uk  or drop it in at the Presbytery next time you are passing. Please do make yourself known to Canon Anthony, Fr Daniel or Deacon David next time you are at Mass.

What is gift aid?


We hold a selection of Missals, Prayer Books, Catholic Bibles & CTS booklets,
in addition to Rosaries,Books; etc.