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.

The milestone projects for this work include the appointment of a Detached Youth Worker who will assist integration of the new and established communities. 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

Dr Ian Sesnan FRSA
Email: ian.sesnan@rochester.anglican.org

Consultant (Chatham and Ebbsfleet)
Rev Bonnie Appleton MA
Email: bonnie.appleton@rochester.anglican.org

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