Canterbury Diocese comprises 263 parishes organised in 134 legal benefices.
There are 15 Deaneries or areas within the diocese. Many deaneries mirror local district boundaries. Each deanery has its own Deanery Synod with membership of all clergy licensed to parishes in the deanery, plus elected lay members from each parish.
The deanery is over-seen by an Area Dean (clergy) and a Lay Chair, who held the post for a fixed term.
A Church Near You
www.achurchnearyou.com is a national Church of England site containing information about parish churches, services and events. Many parishes that have added information to A Church Near You have noticed an increase in visitor numbers. A nominated person for each parish can login to the site and add information. To sign up and enhance your entry, visit www.achurchnearyou.com/register Click 'help' and then 'help for parishes' on the main website if you need any assistance, or contact Marilyn Haddock on email@example.com
Romney and Tenterden