Greater London province

III. Province of London (Greater London; new)

Provincial Convenor: The Bishop of London*
*(certain Convenorial duties delegated to the Vice-Convenor)
Vice-Convenor: The Bishop of Westminster
2 dioceses: London; Southwark

12. Diocese of London (Greater London north of the river; founded 604)

Diocesan Bishop: The Bishop of London*
*(diocesan duties delegated to the Bishop of Westminster)
Seat(s): Cathedral and Provincial Church of St Paul the Apostle, City of London (St Paul’s Cathedral)


6 episcopal areas
Lapsed suffragan see(s): Chelsea (1889); Fulham (1926)
approx. pop’n: 5,103,479 (2011 census)
Largest boroughs: Barnet, Ealing, Enfield, Brent, Newham, Redbridge, Hillingdon, Waltham Forest, Tower Hamlets, Hounslow

Two Cities area (2 archdeaconries)

Area Bishop: The Bishop of Westminster (suffragan see created in 1898 as Islington)
Notable churches: the cathedral

Westminster Abbey
Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

National Minster and Collegiate Church of St Peter at Westminster
Ordinary: The Dean of Westminster*
*(remaining a royal peculiar and designated as the National Minster, the Abbey would have a special, but non-Ordinary, relationship with the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Bishop of London)

The Chapel Royal

Ordinary: The Dean of Westminster, Dean of the Chapel Royal*
*(possibly, as an Ordinary, either attending or being a member of the Provincial and/or National College and/or House of Bishops)

– Archdeaconry of London (1 deanery)
— Area Deaneries: City of London
– Archdeaconry of Charing Cross (3 deaneries)
— Area Deaneries: Westminster Paddington; Westminster St Margaret; Westminster St Marylebone

Stepney area (1 archdeaconry)

Area Bishop: The Bishop of Stepney (suffragan see created in 1895)
Notable churches: Christ Church, Spitalfields †
– Archdeaconry of Hackney (3 deaneries)
— Area Deaneries: Hackney; Islington; Tower Hamlets

Barking area (1 archdeaconry)

Area Bishop: The Bishop of Barking (suffragan see created in 1901)
Notable churches: —
– Archdeaconry of West Ham (5 deaneries)
— Area Deaneries: Barking & Dagenham; Havering; Newham; Redbridge; Waltham Forest

Kensington area (1 archdeaconry)

Area Bishop: The Bishop of Kensington (suffragan see created in 1901)
Notable churches: —
– Archdeaconry of Middlesex (6 deaneries)
— Area Deaneries: Chelsea; Hammersmith & Fulham; Hampton; Hounslow; Kensington; Spelthorne

Willesden area (1 archdeaconry)

Area Bishop: The Bishop of Willesden (suffragan see created in 1911)
Notable churches: —
– Archdeaconry of Northolt (5 deaneries)
— Area Deaneries: Brent; Ealing (East); Ealing (West); Harrow; Hillingdon

Edmonton area (1 archdeaconry)

Area Bishop: The Bishop of Edmonton (suffragan see created in 1970)
Notable churches: —
– Archdeaconry of Hampstead (7 deaneries)
— Area Deaneries: Central Barnet; West Barnet; North Camden; South Camden; Enfield; East Haringey; West Haringey

13. Diocese of Southwark (Greater London south of the river; founded 1905)

Diocesan Bishop: The Bishop of Southwark
Seat(s): Cathedral and Collegiate Church of St Saviour and St Mary Overie, Southwark (Southwark Cathedral)


4 episcopal areas
Lapsed suffragan see(s): Wandsworth or Bromley (created in 1891 as Southwark)
appox. pop’n: 3,070,462 (2011 census)
Largest boroughs: Croydon, Bromley, Wandsworth, Lambeth, Southwark

Southwark area (1 archdeaconry)

Area Bishop: the diocesan bishop — RS: Bishop of Bermondsey (new suffragan see)
Notable churches: the cathedral
– Archdeaconry of Southwark (3 deaneries)
— Area Deaneries: Bermondsey; Camberwell; Southwark & Newington

Croydon area (2 archdeaconries)

Area Bishop: The Bishop of Croydon (suffragan see created in 1904)
Notable churches: Minster Church of St John Baptist at Croydon (Croydon Minster)
– Archdeaconry of Reigate (3 deaneries)
— Area Deaneries: Caterham; Godstone; Reigate
– Archdeaconry of Croydon (5 deaneries)
— Area Deaneries: Croydon Addington; Croydon Central; Croydon North; Croydon South; Sutton

Kingston area (2 archdeaconries)

Area Bishop: The Bishop of Kingston (suffragan see created in 1905) — or Wandsworth
Notable churches: Minster Church of All Saints, Kingston upon Thames (Kingston Minster) †
– Archdeaconry of Wandsworth (5 deaneries)
— Area Deaneries: Battersea; Kingston; Richmond & Barnes; Tooting; Wandsworth
– Archdeaconry of Lambeth (6 deaneries)
— Area Deaneries: Brixton; Clapham; Lambeth North; Lambeth South; Merton; Streatham

Lambeth Palace
Lambeth Palace

Lambeth Palace

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate of All England, President of the Anglican Consultative Council
Episcopal chief of staff: The Bishop at Lambeth, Bishop to HM Forces and Bishop for the Falkland Islands

Woolwich area (2 archdeaconries)

Area Bishop: The Bishop of Woolwich (suffragan see created in 1905) — or Bromley
Notable churches: —
– Archdeaconry of Lewisham & Greenwich (6 deaneries)
— Area Deaneries: Charlton; Deptford; East Lewisham; Eltham & Mottingham; Plumstead; West Lewisham
– Archdeaconry of Bromley & Bexley (3 deaneries)
— Area Deaneries: Beckenham; Bromley; Orpington

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