God Loves Deaneries

Whilst deaneries are essentially groups of parish districts and do not have legal status, Deanery Synods offer a way to meet and share fellowship with others so that resources and ideas can be shared beyond individual parish churches.  Deaneries provide an opportunity for friendship amongst Christians who will not always see eye to eye on every matter.

Bishop Christopher has made breathing new life into deaneries a part of his Faith, Hope and Love Call to Mission.

What follows is a collection of links to articles and websites that will be of interest to people who are wondering how to expand their vision beyond the parish and want to grow in their love for God's deaneries:

Loving Deaneries and their Synods in Southwark Diocese
Southwark Deanery Synod Induction Pack - Useful for new Deanery Synod members

Southwark Diocese - Deanery Synod Lay Representatives - Brief leaflet about being a DS Lay Rep

Faith, Hope and Love Part III - page for gathering news about Southwark deaneries response to the Bishop's call

Faith Hope and Love Part III deanery day - information sheet about holding a deanery day

Loving Deaneries in the wider church
The National Deaneries Network - new website.  These people really love deaneries.

Old Church House Deaneries Group resources Old website, but has excellent links to resources.

http://www.parishandpeople.org.uk/public/deanery_briefings.php - Practical guidance on Deanery related topics.

Rules governing Deanery Synods in the Church of England: