One of the results of last year’s Open Conversations was that earlier this year the structure of the deaneries in the Diocese was changed with a reduction from 13 to just 6.
Our new, enlarged deanery is the Deanery of Kidderminster and Stourport, in the Archdeaconry of Worcester, under Archdeacon Venerable Robert Jones. It stretches from Chaddesley Corbett in the East to Tenbury Wells in the West, Ombersley in the South to Upper Arley in the North.
Fr Tim Williams of St John’s, Parish of Kidderminster West, is the new Area Dean. Our own Clare Stockford (St Cassian’s) is the new Lay Chair of the Deanery and Mark Hall (KEP office team) is the Deanery Secretary.
The Archdeacon will be conducting his annual Visitation on 10th/11th June when all churchwardens in the deanery will have the opportunity to discuss issues with him on a one-to-one basis. There will also be a Service of Admission, attended by all churchwardens in the deanery, when they will be recommissioned as wardens for the year ahead. The service will take place at St George’s Church, Radford Avenue, at 7:00pm on Thursday 10th June. Church- wardens will have priority but there will be space, if you’d like to attend, in order to support and pray for our deanery and wardens in the area.
Please keep them in your prayers.
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