Diocese of London

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Diocese of London
Diocese of London arms.svg
Ecclesiastical province Canterbury
Archdeaconries Charing Cross; Hackney; Hampstead; London; Middlesex; Northolt
Parishes 413
Churches 484
Cathedral St Paul's
Current leadership
Bishop Richard Chartres, Bishop of London
Suffragans Peter Wheatley, area Bishop of Edmonton
Pete Broadbent, area Bishop of Willesden
Paul Williams, area Bishop of Kensington
Adrian Newman, area Bishop of Stepney
Jonathan Baker, Bishop of Fulham
Archdeacons 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;
Duncan Green, Archdeacon of Northolt
Map of the Diocese of London in 1714. The current diocesan boundaries are greatly reduced.

The Diocese of London forms part of the Church of England's 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, later moving to the Diocese of St Albans and then to the Diocese of Chelmsford.

The suffragan See of Stepney was created in 1895, Kensington in 1901, Willesden in 1911, and Edmonton in 1970. The suffragan See of Marlborough existed from 1888 to 1918, and the See of Islington from 1898 to 1923.

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 London)

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

(area Bishop of Edmonton)

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

(area Bishop of Kensington)

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

(area Bishop of Stepney)

Hackney Hackney
Tower Hamlets

(area Bishop of Willesden)

Northolt Brent
Ealing (East)
Ealing (West)

There is a fifth suffragan bishop, Jonathan Baker, Bishop of Fulham, who plays a diocesan-wide role of alternative episcopal oversight similar to that of a provincial episcopal visitor.

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