Diocese of London
|Diocese of London|
St Paul's Cathedral
|Archdeaconries||Charing Cross, Hackney, Hampstead, London, Northolt, Middlesex|
|Bishops Court||Court of the Bishop of London|
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 six archdeaconries and twenty-four deaneries, as shown below.
|Two Cities (London and Westminster)||London||City|
|Charing Cross||Westminster Paddington|
|Westminster St Margaret|
|Westminster St Marylebone|
|North Camden (Hampstead)|
|South Camden (Holborn & St Pancras)|
|Kensington||Middlesex||Hammersmith & Fulham|
|Hampton (the Middlesex half of Richmond upon Thames)|