Diocese of London

Diocese of London
Diocese of London
Ecclesiastical province Canterbury
Archdeaconries Charing Cross, Hackney, Hampstead, London, Northolt, Middlesex
Parishes 413
Churches 484
Cathedral St Paul's
Current leadership
Bishop Richard Chartres, Bishop of London
Suffragans Peter Wheatley, Bishop of Edmonton
Peter Broadbent, Bishop of Willesden
Paul Williams, Bishop of Kensington
Adrian Newman, Bishop of Stepney
Bishop of Fulham (vacant)
Archdeacons Pete Broadbent, Acting Archdeacon of Northolt
Dr Bill Jacob, Archdeacon of Charing Cross
Rachel Treweek, Archdeacon of Hackney
Stephan Welch, Archdeacon of Middlesex
David Meara, Archdeacon of London
Luke Miller, Archdeacon of Hampstead
Map of the Diocese of London in 1714. The current diocesan boundaries are greatly reduced.

The Anglican Diocese of London forms part of the Province of Canterbury in England.

Historically the diocese covered a large area north of the Thames and bordered the dioceses of Norwich and Lincoln to the north and west. The present diocese covers 177 square miles (460 km2) and 17 London boroughs, covering most of Greater London north of the River Thames and west of the River Lea. This area covers nearly all of the historic county of Middlesex. It includes the City of London in which lies its cathedral, St Paul's, and also encompasses Spelthorne which was formerly in Middlesex but is now part of Surrey.

Essex formed part of the diocese until 1846 when it became part of the Diocese of Rochester.

The diocese is divided into five episcopal areas, each of which is the particular responsibility of one of the diocese's suffragan bishops. It is further divided into archdeaconries and deaneries, as shown below.

Episcopal area Archdeaconry Deaneries
Two Cities (London and Westminster)

(Bishop of Fulham)

London City
Charing Cross Westminster Paddington
Westminster St Margaret
Westminster St Marylebone

(Bishop of Edmonton)

Hampstead Central Barnet
West Barnet
North Camden (Hampstead)
South Camden (St Pancras and Holborn)
East Haringey
West Haringey

(Bishop of Kensington)

Middlesex Hammersmith and Fulham
Hampton (the Middlesex half of Richmond)

(Bishop of Stepney)

Hackney Hackney
Tower Hamlets

(Bishop of Willesden)

Northolt Brent
Ealing (East)
Ealing (West)

There is a fifth suffragan bishop, the Bishop of Fulham, who, until November 2010, played a diocesan-wide role similar to that of a provincial episcopal visitor. Said role is now the additional responsibility of the Bishop of Edmonton.[1] The next Bishop of Fulham will be the suffragan for the Two Cities (London and Westminster).

See also


  1. ^ Diocese of London —Arrangements following the resignation of the Bishop of Fulham

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Coordinates: 51°30′50″N 0°05′55″W / 51.5138°N 0.0986°W / 51.5138; -0.0986

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