I think the deanery can be a real resource for parishes and during my time as Rural Dean
I hope that I can build on the sense of fellowship and teamwork already established.
I feel that it is really a canonry for the deanery as being the rural dean
has been made so easy by the happy and friendly co-operation of all my colleagues who have made the task a pleasant one.
A Rural Dean
acts on behalf of the Bishop and the Archdeacon to assist the local clergy, usually for a period of five years.
He worked extremely hard with a long succession of rural deans
to ensure the Deanery of Walsall held together.
After curacies at Stranton and Monkwearmouth, and incumbencies at Stillington, Consett and Gateshead, where he was Rural Dean
, he was appointed Archdeacon of Auckland and Canon Residentiary at the Cathedral in 1983, exchanging his archdeaconry for that of Durham in 1993 and eventually, in 1997, retiring back to his old haunts at Barnard Castle.
Canon Beake has served in Coventry as a rural dean
, as chairman of the House of Clergy and, most recently, as sub-dean of the cathedral.
On returning to England he became Assistant Bishop and Rural Dean
of Wearmouth before becoming Bishop of Lichfield in 1975 until his retirement in 1984.
As Thomas's mother Sandra got out of the black car at the head of the procession she spent a couple of moments speaking to the Rev Andrew Mannings, the rural dean
Andrew Jones, Rector of Llanbedrog and Rural Dean
of Llyn and Eifionydd in North Wales, has written Every Pilgrim's Guide to Celtic Britain and Ireland.
Canon Paul Tongue, rural dean
of Stourbridge, yesterday called for a new murder hunt and warned that memories of the killing would fester like an "open wound" unless the riddle is solved.
This was attended by the current Bishop of Whitby, the Rt Rev Martin Warner; the Venerable Paul Ferguson, Archdeacon of Cleveland; the Rural Dean
of Guisborough, the Rev John Weetman; and many other local clergy.
He was appointed Rural Dean
of Huntley in Gloucestershire in 1839 where Teulon also rebuilt the church.