The Willesden Area is the special responsibility of the Bishop of Willesden, the Rt Revd Pete Broadbent.
The Bishop is supported by the Archdeacon of Northolt, a post which is currently vacant.
The Willesden Area includes Brent, Harrow, Ealing and Hillingdon in North West London. The area is diverse, being mainly suburban but also containing ‘deprived’ Urban Priority Areas and large swathes of Green Belt.
Brent, Ealing and Harrow are home to some of the largest minority ethnic communities in London. In addition, the presence of London Heathrow Airport means numbers of refugees and asylum seekers in the area are high.
There are 20 Church of England voluntary aided schools in the area; 18 primary and two secondary. The two secondary schools are especially successful and popular; one is designated a ‘beacon’ school.
There are 14 hospitals, including specialist facilities such as Harefield Hospital (heart patients) and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital.