Deaneries and Parishes


Woman on road looking at mapCanterbury Diocese comprises 206 parishes organised in 100 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 overseen by at least one Area Dean (ordained) and one Lay Chair, who hold the post for a fixed term.

Our Deaneries

Ashford

Area Dean: Jeremy Worthen and Chris Denyer
Lay Chair: Liz Richardson
Assistant Lay Chair: Robert Sharp
Secretary: vacant
Treasurer: Shirley Leslie

Canterbury

Area Dean: Mark Griffin
Assistant Area Dean: Phil Greig
Lay Chair: Janet Bentley
Lay Chair: Liz Morrison
Secretary: Harry Macdonald
Treasurer: John Morrison

Dover

Area Dean: Revd Andy Bawtree
Lay Chair: Nigel Collins
Secretary: Jeremy Wilkes
Treasurer: Marianne Slater

East Bridge

Area Dean: Stefan Thomas
Lay Chair: Steve Sheath
Assistant Lay Chair: John Andrews
Secretary: John Andrews
Treasurer: Mike Gallagher

Elham

Area Dean: Jane Weeks
Lay Chair: David Donald
Secretary: Bill Mills
Treasurer: Laurie Maxfield

Maidstone

Area Dean: Chris Lavender
Lay Chair: vacant
Secretary: vacant
Treasurer: Susan Ghinn

North Downs

Area Dean: Phil Goodey
Lay Chair: Rhian Banham
Secretary: Mary Tasker
Treasurer: Peter Roberts

Ospringe

Area Dean: Steve Lillicrap
Lay Chair: Miranda Ford
Secretary: vacant
Treasurer: Hilary Tulett

Reculver

Area Dean: Carol Smith
Lay Chair: Amanda Boucherat
Secretary: Sue Martin
Treasurer: David Kemp

Romney & Tenterden

Area Dean: Chris Hodgkinson
Assistant Area Dean: Chris Hodgkins
Lay Chair: Ian Bentley
Assistant Lay Chair: Penny Lowe
Secretary: Meriel Bailes
Treasurer: Tony Richter

Sandwich

Area Dean: Chris Spencer
Lay Chair: Ian Stephen
Assistant Lay Chair: Trevor Longman
Secretary: Christine Taylor
Treasurer: Trevor Longman

Sittingbourne

Area Dean: Julian Staniforth
Lay Chair: vacant
Secretary: vacant
Treasurer: David Gilbert

Thanet

Area Deans: Richard Braddy and Philip Musindi
Lay Chair: Carole Bean
Secretary: Audrey Morris
Treasurer: Len Reed

Weald

Area Dean: Rodney Dreyer
Lay Chair: Graham Codling
Secretary: Brian Woodgate
Treasurer: Nana Twum Ampofo

West Bridge

Area Dean: vacant
Lay Chair: vacant
Secretary: vacant
Treasurer: Nigel Poole

 

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