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.


Ebbsfleet Project Manager
Alan Matthews BA(Hons)
Email: Alan.Matthews@rochester.anglican.org

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