The Archbishop of Canterbury is also the Bishop of Canterbury, alongside his national and international responsibilities. He regularly spends time in the diocese, particularly at Christmas and Easter and at ordination time.
Every other year during Holy Week Archbishop Justin participates in a week of mission in one of the deaneries of Canterbury diocese. In the intervening years, he gives the Holy Week Lectures at Canterbury Cathedral.
The See of Canterbury — that is, the cathedral, parishes and other communities and institutions that make up the Diocese — is the 'mother church' of the Church of England.
The Diocese of Canterbury, which covers most of East Kent, is the oldest diocese in England. It includes 327 churches in 231 parishes, along with 103 church schools and a University.
Archbishop Justin is supported in his diocesan ministry by the Bishop of Dover, the Rt Revd Rose Hudson-Wilkin.