Wednesday 26 May is Kent Day, a day to celebrate our beautiful County, the ‘Garden of England’.  We are all extremely proud to live and work here in the County of Kent and The Lord-Lieutenant is honoured to be Her Majesty The Queen’s official representative in the County.  On this special day, we share A Prayer for Kent, by one of our Deputy Lieutenants, The Dean of Canterbury,  The Very Reverend Dr Robert Willis DL.

A Prayer for Kent

Almighty and Everlasting God you have made our County of Kent throughout the history of this nation to be both a symbol of the strong defence of its sovereignty and also a sign of its welcome to those who journey here.  We give you heartfelt thanks for the abiding beauty of this ‘Garden of England’, of marsh, down and weald, dockyard and Medway town, white cliff and pilgrim way, and pray that the daily life and work of our communities may demonstrate an equal beauty in the welfare, development and care of every member.

Bless this county and prosper with your grace all its creative endeavours, that in their upholding of truth, justice and liberty its people may ever remain “Invicta”, unconquered, an encouragement of service to our nation and a beacon of hope for all humanity, through Jesus Christ our Lord. 

Robert Willis