Diocese of Canterbury
Coat of arms
|Archdeaconries||Canterbury, Ashford, Maidstone|
|Bishop||Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury|
|Suffragans|| Rose Hudson-Wilkin, Bishop of Dover (pseudo-diocesan)|
Norman Banks, Bishop of Richborough (AEO)
Jonathan Goodall, Bishop of Ebbsfleet (AEO)
Rod Thomas, Bishop of Maidstone (AEO)
|Archdeacons|| Jo Kelly-Moore, Archdeacon of Canterbury |
Stephen Taylor, Archdeacon of Maidstone
Darren Miller, Archdeacon of Ashford
Andrew Sewell, Acting Archdeacon of Maidstone
The Diocese of Canterbury is a Church of England diocese covering eastern Kent which was founded by St. Augustine of Canterbury in 597. The diocese is centred on Canterbury Cathedral and is the oldest see of the Church of England.
The Report of the Commissioners appointed by his Majesty to inquire into the Ecclesiatical Revenues of England and Wales (1835) noted the net annual revenue for the Canterbury see was £19,182.This made it the wealthiest diocese in England.
The diocesan bishop is the Archbishop of Canterbury, presently Justin Welby. However, because of his roles as metropolitan bishop of the Province of Canterbury, Primate of All England and "first bishop" of the worldwide Anglican Communion, the archbishop (whose primary residence is at Lambeth Palace in London) is often away from the diocese. Therefore, his suffragan bishop, the Bishop of Dover (presently Rose Hudson-Wilkin), is in many ways empowered to act almost as if she were the diocesan bishop.
The province had from 1944–2009 a second locally focussed suffragan bishop, the Bishop of Maidstone, discontinued November 2010.Three suffragans have nominal sees in the diocese — the Bishops of Ebbsfleet, Richborough and (since 2014) Maidstone who are provincial episcopal visitors with a wider focus than the diocese.
Besides the Archbishop and the Bishop of Dover, three honorary assistant bishops supervise and officiate. Alternative episcopal oversight (for parishes in the diocese who reject the ministry of priests who are women) is provided by the provincial episcopal visitor (PEV), the Bishop suffragan of Richborough, Norman Banks. There are three honorary assistant bishops licensed in the diocese:
For organisational purposes, the diocese is divided into three archdeaconries,containing a total of fifteen deaneries:
|Diocese of Canterbury||Archdeaconry of Canterbury||Deanery of Canterbury|
|Deanery of East Bridge|
|Deanery of Reculver|
|Deanery of Thanet|
|Deanery of West Bridge|
|Archdeaconry of Ashford||Deanery of Ashford|
|Deanery of Dover|
|Deanery of Elham|
|Deanery of Romney and Tenterden|
|Deanery of Sandwich|
|Archdeaconry of Maidstone||Deanery of Maidstone|
|Deanery of North Downs|
|Deanery of Ospringe|
|Deanery of Sittingbourne|
|Deanery of Weald|
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