Ebbsfleet Garden City will see the development of a new community of up to 45,000 people over the next twenty years. The Diocese is committed to a Christian presence in the maturing development and is working with the Ebbsfleet Development Corporation and other stakeholders to achieve this.


The Ebbsfleet Development Corporation is master-planning the development, which will include schools and a commercial centre. This development will have a significant impact on the surrounding parishes, and offers opportunities for mission and worship.

The Diocese is engaging with a broad range of stakeholders bringing our experience of leadership in society and community to bear. Our aim is to develop a permanent church and community building which will be a landmark structure in the new civic landscape.

A Bishops Mission Order has been developed and submitted for review prior to consultation. A Youth and Community Engagement Officer was appointed in June. She has engaged with a broad range of stakeholders to understand the issues impacting community well-being and integration and is actively engaged in a number of community projects. This officer is based at St Mary’s in Greenhithe.

We are also investigating the implementation of a Community Viewpoint and interim use of a newly developed community facility.  The strategy team is also working with the Diocesan Board of Education to explore the opportunities for school provision in the area.

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