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Dean

(dēn),
Henry Trendley, U.S. dentist and epidemiologist, 1893-1962. See: Dean fluorosis index.

dean

Etymology: L, decanus, chief of ten
chief executive and educational officer of a unit of a university, school, or college.

dean

Academia The top banana in a college, university, or medical school's hierarchy, who is responsible for all professorial faculty and academics. See Mentor, Professor.
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In 2005 she was made Rural Dean of the Kirkburton Deanery and she became an honorary canon of Wakefield Cathedral in 2008 and in addition to her work in Emley and Flockton, she has also been a long-standing adviser for ordination candidates and a member of the Church of England Ministry Division's Candidates Panel.
And how about another curate from the church, Canon Paul Peverall, who is now Rural Dean of Great Ayton and Stokesley.
In 1975 he moved to the Diocese of Oxford to take up a succession of posts: chaplain of Christ Church, Oxford, from 1975-80; team vicar of High Wycombe, Bucks, from 1980-86; rector of Amersham, Bucks, from 1986-96; rural dean of Amersham from 1992-96; honorary canon of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, from 1995-96.
According to my friend, the retired Rural Dean, it is a "Secular Sermon" ( so there.
100 Years Ago Profound dissatisfaction has been created among a number of the clergy in Lichfield Diocese by the appointment of the Rev A E Burn, rector of Kinnersley, to the office of Rural Dean.
From 1968 to 1973, he was rural dean of Coventry North.
He was appointed an honorary Canon at Wakefield Cathedral in 1981 and was also the Rural Dean of Blackmoorfoot since 1979.
Fellow church member and warden Joyce Collighan arranged the surprise party to celebrate Marjorie's 80th birthday milestone, joined by rural dean Eric Wilson and Father Terry Leithley.
The funeral service, led by Canon Deidre Parmenter, Rural Dean of Stowmarket, reflected the loves of his life -- his family, music and Liverpool football club.
Although born in London of Welsh parents he is no stranger to Wales because during World War II he was evacuated to Neath where his uncle, the Rev Tom Roberts, was the rural dean.
He was vicar of Shiney Row, Sunderland, in 1971, Rural Dean for Houghton-le-Spring and Tynemouth, and team Rector of Cullercoats.
The sermon followed an article that Canon Lowe, rural dean of Smethwick, wrote in the parish magazine suggesting babies should be permitted by licence only, the unfit sterilised and the over-70s persuaded to submit to voluntary euthanasia.

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