Archdeacon of Maidstone

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The Archdeacon of Maidstone is an office-holder in the Diocese of Canterbury (one of the dioceses of the Province of Canterbury in the Church of England). The Archdeacon of Maidstone is an Anglican priest who oversees the Archdeaconry of Maidstone, which is one of three subdivisions of the diocese.

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History

The archdeaconry was created from the ancient Archdeaconry of Canterbury by Order in Council on 4 June 1841. [1]

As of 2022, the current archdeacon is Andrew William Sewell. [2] Born in 1961, Sewell was educated at the University of Nottingham, and St John’s College, Nottingham. He was ordained deacon in 1993, and priest in 1994. He served in parishes in the Diocese of Ripon and Leeds until 1998 when he was appointed Priest in Charge of Otham with Langley in Kent, becoming the Rector in 2001. He was Vicar of St Paul’s Maidstone from 2010 to 2020 and an Honorary Canon of Canterbury Cathedral from 2011. [2]

Composition

The archdeaconry covers approximately the north-west and south-west corners of the diocese. As of 2012, the archdeaconry of Maidstone consists the following deaneries in the Diocese of Canterbury:

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