The University is sponsoring Pride Canterbury 2023 and we’re so excited to be able to celebrate this joyful event once again with our University and Canterbury community.

This year’s Pride Canterbury is planned to take place over two days on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 June 2023, with a parade through Canterbury High Street as well as stalls and live entertainment in the Dane John Gardens.

What’s On at Pride Canterbury 2023?

Pride Canterbury is a wonderful event that allows us to show support for each other without discrimination or prejudice, to bond as a community, and come together to celebrate equality and progress, and we’d like to invite all staff to join in the festivities.

Find out more about Pride Canterbury’s schedule and line-up.


Join in the parade

The Parade through Canterbury High Street will be held on Saturday 10 June 2023 at 11am.

We welcome staff and students, along with their friends and families to come and join us in the Parade. We have requested 100 places for the Parade, which will be allocated on a first come, first serves basis. You can use the request form below to request how many places you would like for yourself, plus any friends and family.

Request places for the Parade - deadline is 2nd June 2023

Once you've requested places for the Parade using the above form, we will contact you to confirm how you can collect your wristband(s) in the week leading up to Canterbury Pride. The wristband will ensure you have admittance to join the Parade.

Please note that we only have a limited number of wristbands so if you have not registered, we cannot guarantee you a wristband.

Pride Parade

Visit the University Stall

Visit our stall in Dane John Gardens where we will have our flower wall, Grow a Rainbow wildflower seeds, freebies and more.

Pride Stall

Other ways to get involved

Pride Stressless, 8 June, 1-5pm, Augustine House

Join the Library Team and others for a range of Stressless activities including a crafting table where students and staff can make items for the Canterbury Pride Weekend.

Post Pride Party - Pride 2023 @ The Lounge with CCSU's LGBTQIA+ Society

Following the day’s events in the city centre, connect with the Universities LGBTQIA+ community at the Lounge with CCSU's LGBTQIA+ Society to celebrate this years’ PRIDE!

As the night progresses, get your groove on. Dance under the disco lights, and get the party started. Live DJ set to dance the night away with a mix of songs performed by artists that have been influential to the LGBTQIA+ community along with the floor fillers, dance classics and those well known cheesy tunes!

Pride Post Party

Expect Respect

As part of Pride we want to take the opportunity to encourage students and staff to take our expect respect pledge. Canterbury Christ Church University and the Students’ Union believe all students, staff and visitors have the right to live, study and work in a safe and supportive environment, free from discrimination, bullying or harassment of any form.

We believe that we all have a part to play in creating inclusive and welcoming campuses, free from harassment. We can take positive action in a number of ways to educate ourselves, reflect on our own behaviour and challenge behaviour in others.

We actively encourage staff and students to report any harassment or sexual misconduct they experience through our Report and Support platform. If you have witnessed, been impacted by or experienced harassment, we are here to support you.

Expect Respect