Diocese of ChichesterDiocese of Chichester

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The Diocese of Chichester

Diocesan Map

Map of the diocese, showing the archdeaconries and deaneries.

For a full list of parishes and churches in the diocese, click here.


In this Diocese the deaneries have ancient names, after some of the oldest parishes. Churches were established in various parts of the diocese between the seventh century (Chichester) and the thirteenth (Dallington, Eastbourne). Deanery boundaries are shown in purple on the map.


The Diocesan Directory provides access to further information on Clergy, PCC officers, and other people working around the Diocese.

The Bishop of Chichester, as diocesan bishop, has overall oversight of the whole diocese but also delegates authority to the Bishops of Horsham and Lewes.

The Archdeacon of Chichester is responsible for the coastal region of West Sussex, including Brighton & Hove; the Archdeacon of Horsham for the rest of that county; and the Archdeacon of Lewes and Hastings for the deaneries in East Sussex. The archdeaconries are outlined in black on the map.