The Diocese includes:
117 Full-time Stipendiary
114 Non Stipendiary clergy
223 Clergy with Permission
140 Lay Readers
103 Church of England Schools
Around 16,000 people worship in an Anglican church in the Diocese each week
Around 4,000 people hold offices or volunteer for the church in roles as diverse as lay ministers, churchwardens, parish secretary, child protection co-ordinator, Sunday school leaders etc...
The Church of England
Top ten facts
Encompassed by the statement: living faith, building community, transforming lives, the Diocese of Canterbury
is committed to the following three objectives:
- To grow the church numerically and spiritually
- To re-imagine ministry
- To build partnerships that enrich communities
The structures of the diocese have been re-worked in order to facilitate the achievement of these objectives into five key ‘frameworks’
- Children, Schools and Young People
- Local Church Development
- Licensed Ministries
- Communities and Partnership
- Resource Management & Compliance
These frameworks replaced the traditional concept of Boards and Committees and represent a flexible way of working for the Diocese with communication and collaboration at its heart. Frameworks work together to support churches, schools and deaneries as they work towards the Diocese’s objectives.
Canterbury Diocesan Synod comprises 154 elected members of the clergy and laity.
Archbishop's Council includes elected Synod representatives and ex-officio members who represent the frameworks of the Diocese. Archbishop's Council members are Board Directors and Charity Trustees of the Diocesan Board of Finance.
Archbishop and Bishop
The Archbishop of Canterbury is the Diocesan Bishop - but due to the extent of his national and international duties, the Archbishop of Canterbury delegates oversight of Canterbury Diocese to the Bishop of Dover (Bishop in Canterbury). who is currently the Right Reverend Trevor Willmott
Bishop Trevor is supported by three Archdeacons
Parishes who cannot accept the ministry of women receive episcopal oversight from the Bishop of Richborough, the Right Reverend Norman Banks