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 and for 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 Maidstone

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

Maidstone Archdeaconry includes the deaneries of:

  • Maidstone
  • North Downs
  • Ospringe
  • Sittingbourne
  • Weald

PA to Archdeacon of Maidstone

Archdeacon of Ashford

The Venerable Darren Miller 
The Archdeaconry
Pett Lane
Ashford TN27 0DL
01233 712649

Ashford Archdeaconry includes the deaneries of:

  • Ashford
  • Dover
  • Elham
  • Romney
  • Sandwich
  • Vineyard

Louise Mills
PA to Archdeacon of Ashford

Archdeacon of Canterbury

The Venerable Will Adam 
The Archdeaconry
29 The Precincts
01227 473597

Canterbury Archdeaconry includes the deaneries of:

  • Canterbury
  • East Bridge
  • Reculver
  • Stour Valley (previously West Bridge)
  • Thanet

(Photo credit: Neil Vigers / ACO)

Caroline Hemington
PA to the Archdeacon of Canterbury

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