Rural deans, assistant rural deans and lay chairs play key roles in the work of the diocese and in the mission of God. That work combines legal responsibilities, pastoral responsibility for those in their particular deanery and a strategic role in ministry and mission.
A deanery offers different opportunities for clergy and laity to support one another and to learn together. Working together effectively in the key roles entrusted to you is an example of the key strand of Changing Lives, that no one is alone, and is in itself a statement about the collaborative nature of ministry that the church often talks about, yet sometimes struggles to live out.
You can find contact details for rural deans and lay chairs in the Diocesan Contact List, just click on the page link below.