Canterbury Diocese comprises 247 parishes organised in 126 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 hold the post for a fixed term.

Ashford
Canterbury
Dover
East Bridge
Elham
Guernsey
Maidstone
North Downs
Ospringe
Reculver
Romney and Tenterden
Sandwich
Sittingbourne
Thanet
Weald
West Bridge