Archdeaconries


Canterbury Diocese is split into three Archdeaconries - Canterbury, Ashford and Maidstone - and each Archdeaconry comprises five deaneries.

Archdeacons are senior clergy who, along with the Bishop of Dover, are part of the Episcopal Staff Team of the Diocese.

Our archdeacons take particular responsibility for the welfare of clergy and their families, for church buildings andfor the growth of our mission and ministry within their archdeaconries. They play a significant role in the appointment, oversight and pastoral care of our clergy; they induct and install ministers, conduct visitations of parishes, and care for Churchwardens in their office. They also provide advice and support for lay ministers and church officers regarding mission, ministry, church fabric, faculties, pastoral re-organisation, parsonages and church buildings.

Archdeacon of Canterbury

The Venerable Jo Kelly-Moore
The Archdeaconry
29 The Precincts
Canterbury CT1 2EP
01227 865238
archdeacon@canterbury-cathedral.org

Canterbury Archdeaconry includes the deaneries of:

  • Canterbury
  • East Bridge
  • Reculver
  • Thanet
  • West Bridge

Joanna Manser
PA to the Archdeacon of Canterbury
adcpa@canterbury-cathedral.org

Archdeacon of Maidstone

The Venerable Andrew Sewell 
The Archdeaconry
4 Redcliffe Lane
Penenden Heath
Maidstone ME14 2AG
01622 934449
Andrew.Sewell@archdeacmaid.org

Maidstone Archdeaconry includes the deaneries of:

  • Maidstone
  • North Downs
  • Ospringe
  • Sittingbourne
  • Weald

Samantha Mann
PA to Archdeacon of Maidstone
Samantha.Mann@archdeacmaid.org

Archdeacon of Ashford

The Venerable Darren Miller 
The Archdeaconry
Pett Lane
Charing
Ashford TN27 0DL
01233 712649
darren.miller@archdeacashford.org

Ashford Archdeaconry includes the deaneries of:

  • Ashford
  • Dover
  • Elham
  • Romney and Tenterden
  • Sandwich

Louise Mills
PA to Archdeacon of Ashford
lmills@archdeacashford.org