The Area Dean's main role is to lead and facilitate the development and implementation of the strategic direction (mission) of the deanery as expressed by the deanery mission plan.
Given the wide-ranging nature of the duties and responsibilities of the Area Dean s/he is expected to model collaborative leadership (for example with clergy, lay ministers and the Lay Chair).
The Area Dean is appointed by the Bishop after consultation with the Deanery Chapter, Readers, Church Wardens, lay members of Deanery Synod and the Lay Chair of the Deanery Synod.
Area Deans receive a monthly briefing of information and support from St James House staff.
These pages give information to support our Area Deans. You may also find plenty of help on the main Maing it Easier pages. If you can't find what you need or there is something missiing then contact firstname.lastname@example.org