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  Archbishop of Canterbury
Where does he live?
How long has there been one?
How is a new Archbishop chosen?
10 facts about Archbishop Williams

 
What does the Archbishop do?
The Archbishop of Canterbury has six main jobs:

Diocesan Bishop of Canterbury
In East Kent he oversees more than 825,000 people and 270 parishes in an area of nearly 1,000 square miles. This is called his diocese.

Metropolitan for the Southern Province of the Church of England
He looks after all the bishops and clergy in the 30 dioceses in southern England. The Archbishop of York has the same job over 14 dioceses in northern England.

Primate of All England
This title means he also leads the Church of England. This has 13,000 parishes and 13,000 full-time vicars and other clergy.

Leader of the Anglican Communion
He leads 38 provinces in communion with the See (or Diocese) of Canterbury. There are about 70 million members around the world.

Ecumenical role
This means he looks after the Anglican family of other Christian churches in the United Kingdom and abroad.

Inter faith role
And the Archbishop leads Anglican relations with other faiths.


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