Practical Briefings for the Deanery

All deanery representatives, please also explore our full range of PUBLICATIONS, many of which address issues relevant to the life and mission of the deanery.
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Download these concise notes offering practical guidance on a range of topics.

Also available from the Diocese of Bath and Wells:

A Handbook for Rural Deans Assistant Rural Deans and Lay Chairs

Comprehensive guidance notes for deanery officers are also available on  the Diocese of Manchester's web site. Click HERE

Reports from recent



"The Shape of Things to Come"

120 people took part in a weekend residential conference in October 2012 exploring future developments in the role of deaneries in the Church of England.

Now you can join in. Follow-up resources include:

Other material, including audio recordings, can be found on the National Deaneries Network web site.


"Developing Deaneries"

Download the full report:

Keynote speakers, including the Bishop of Croydon and the Archdeacon of Worcester, explore how deaneries can fulfil their mission potential.