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
4 Redcliffe Lane
Maidstone ME14 2AG
Maidstone Archdeaconry includes the deaneries of:
- North Downs
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Archdeacon of Ashford
The Venerable Darren Miller
Ashford TN27 0DL
Ashford Archdeaconry includes the deaneries of:
- Romney and Tenterden
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Archdeacon of Canterbury
The Venerable Will Adam
29 The Precincts
Canterbury Archdeaconry includes the deaneries of:
- East Bridge
- Stour Valley (previously West Bridge)
(Photo credit: Neil Vigers / ACO)
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