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Canterbury Diocese

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Founded: 597
Parishes: 263
Churches: 361
Geography: Kent east of the Medway, excluding the Medway Towns in the diocese of Rochester
Overseas Link Dioceses: Antananarivo, Antsiranana, Toamasina, Mahajanga (Madagascar), Arras (Pas-de-Calais), Basel
Population: 1128000
Area Square Miles: 1050
Full time Stipendiary Parochial Clergy: 128
Benefices: 145
Source: The Church of England Year Book. For more information visit the Diocese page on Crockford's here
The oldest diocese in England, stretches from Maidstone to Thanet, the Isle of Sheppey to the Romney Marsh and includes 361 churches in 263 parishes, along with 103 church schools and a University with a Church of England foundation, organised into 15 deaneries and three archdeaconries. Whilst the Archbishop of Canterbury is the diocesan bishop, day to day oversight of the diocese is delegated to the Bishop of Dover, the Right Reverend Trevor Willmott.


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