The Twenty20 match, which will be played at Kent County Cricket Club in the shadow of Canterbury Cathedral, will raise funds for the Global Freedom Network, a joint Anglican-Roman anti-trafficking initiative.

Entrance will be free, but a collection will take place during the match, followed by a fundraising dinner.

The game follows a challenge issued by honorary president of St Peter’s Cricket Club in Rome, Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, to Archbishop Justin Welby.

Archbishop Welby thanked Kent for its hospitality, adding: ‘I also pray that the match will draw attention to the very serious problem of modern slavery and human trafficking, which our two Churches are working closely together to combat through the work of the Global Freedom Network.’