The Deanery sits within the Diocese of Gloucester, which is part of the wider Church of England. Our national church is part of the global Anglican Communion, which stretches over 165 countries worldwide.

The Deanery of Severn Vale, formed in 2009 from the former deanery of Gloucester North and a large portion of Forest North, comprises 12 Benefices made up between them of 46 parishes with 47 churches.

Geographically the Deanery forms a large area from Mitcheldean in the Forest of Dean in the west to Preston in the north-west of the county, containing parishes on both sides of the Severn north of Gloucester, then incorporating a swathe of villages round the eastern side of Gloucester, with St Mary's at Great Witcombe its most south-easterly church. Most of the area comprises small rural parishes, with Churchdown, Brockworth and Newent being more urban and having greater populations and density of housing.





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LIFE VISION

LIFE is the Gloucester Diocesan Vision, running from 2017 - 2022. In our Synod meetings, we regularly share activities from across the Deanery that have lived out the Vision.


Online Activities (i)

Due to Covid-19 and subsequent lockdowns, all our Benefices have greatly enhanced their online presences – usually through Zoom, You Tube and similar media – such that people can now attend their regular Sunday and midweek services, Home groups, children’s activities and other church events (including Deanery Synods) without leaving their homes. Very pleasingly, Sunday congregations in many areas have grown, with new worshippers logging in and previously-occasional faces being seen more frequently; while visits to church websites, Facebook pages etc have also increased. Anyone not already using these facilities and wishing to join in should please contact their local church (listed below) or the Secretary – you do not need any technological expertise!

It is likely that many of the “digital church” initiatives being followed will continue (and be developed further) when the pandemic finally comes to an end.



Helping Those In Need (e)

Covid-19 has of course made life more difficult for disadvantaged people – and despite problems with issues such as social distancing, many of our church communities have been doing their best to help. Collections for Food Banks have increased; hungry children have been fed outside term-time; home-made cakes have been baked for care homes and key workers; plus other worthy causes have been helped financially and otherwise. Meanwhile after a “Feeding the 5000” project, the Diocese is now working to ensure that no families go without their Christmas meal. Notwithstanding the pandemic and associated restrictions, we are all trying to ensure our hearts remain open to those in need.

Anyone wishing to help with these and other initiatives should please contact their local church.



DEANERY SYNOD

What is Deanery Synod?

In the Church of England, a Deanery Synod acts as an intermediary between the Parochial Church Councils (PCCs) of each parish within the Deanery and the Diocesan Synod. It is convened by an Area (Rural) Dean and comprises all the clergy licensed within the Deanery and lay members elected by the parishes of the Deanery. Deanery Synod lay members are elected by the Annual Parish Church meeting, numerically in proportion to numbers on the Electoral Roll of the parish, and serve for three years.

Deanery Synod usually meets three times a year; meetings include reports from parishes, from the Parish Share Officer and from Diocesan and General Synods, updates on Diocesan initiatives, strategy and finance, and speakers on a wide variety of issues relevant to the Church of England. There are opportunities to share good practice and advice and learn from each others strengths.

Deanery Synod can propose motions for debate at Diocesan Synod, whose members are elected by Deanery Synod, and its members should convey information and opinion between Diocese and parish and vice versa.


Next Meetings

  • Tuesday 19th October 2021, 7pm

Synod Minutes

Synod Officers

The following Officers and Members constitute our Pastoral Standing Committee.


Area Dean
Rev'd Simon Mason

01531 820248
The Rectory, 43 Court Road, Newent, Glos. GL18 1SY

Lay Chairman
Mrs Sue Padfield

01452 862509

Treasurer
Mr Derek Wright

07768 326341

Secretary
Mr Steve Riddick

01452 712447

Parish Share Officer
Mr Derek Wright

07768 326341

Assistant Area Dean
Rev'd Jacqui Hyde

Assistant Area Dean
Rev'd John Longuet-Higgins

Chapter Clerk
Rev'd Lara Bloom

Pastoral Standing Cmt Member
Mrs Monica Richardson

Deanery Advisors

The following Advisors appointed within our Deanery can be contacted on their area of expertise. Please get in touch with us to obtain contact details.


Bishop's Visitor to Retired Clergy
Ven. David Sutch

Bishop's Visitor to Clergy Widows & Widowers
Rev'd Clive Edmonds

Advisor on Healing Ministry
Rev'd Philippa Donald (Clergy)

Eco Church Advisor
Chris Langham

Chris is willing to advise churches how to become more eco-friendly and achieve the A Rocha accreditation.

CHURCHES

Brockworth

St. George, Brockworth
Court Road, Brockworth, Gloucester, GL3 4QU.

www.stgeorgesbrockworth.org

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The Greenway Benefice

Holy Trinity, Badgeworth
Badgeworth, GL51 5UL.

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St. Paul, Shurdington
GL51 4TF.

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St. Mary, Great Witcombe with Bentham
Great Witcombe, GL3 4TT.

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Churchdown (St. Andrew & St. Bartholomew)

St. Andrew, Churchdown
Station Road, Churchdown, Glos, GL3 2JT.

new.standrewschurchdown.org.uk

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St Bartholomew, Chosen Hill
Chosen Hill, Churchdown Glos, GL3 2LG.

new.standrewschurchdown.org.uk

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Churchdown & Innsworth (St. John the Evangelist)

St. John the Evangelist, Churchdown
St. John's Avenue, Churchdown, GL3 2DB.

www.stjohnschurchdown.org.uk

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West of Severn Benefice

St. Margaret, Corse
Corse, Gloucestershire, GL19 3BX.

www.westofsevernchurches.org.uk

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St. Mary the Virgin, Hartpury
Hartpury, Gloucestershire, GL19 3DE.

www.westofsevernchurches.org.uk

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St. James, Staunton
Gloucestershire, GL19 3QS.

www.westofsevernchurches.org.uk

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St. Giles, Maisemore
Church Road, Maisemore, Gloucestershire, GL2 8EY.

www.westofsevernchurches.org.uk

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St. Andrew & St. Bartholomew, Ashleworth
Gloucestershire, GL19 4JA.

www.westofsevernchurches.org.uk

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St. Mary, Hasfield
Gloucestershire, GL19 4LG.

www.westofsevernchurches.org.uk

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St. Michael & All Angels, Tirley
Church Road, Tirley, Gloucestershire, GL19 4HH.

www.westofsevernchurches.org.uk

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The Benefice of Seven Towers

St. Mary Magdalene, Boddington
Boddington Lane, Boddington, Gloucestershire, GL51 0TJ.

www.seventowers.org.uk

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St. Mary & Corpus Christi, Down Hatherley
Down Hatherley Lane, Down Hatherley, Gloucestershire, GL7 9QB.

www.seventowers.org.uk

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St. Catherine, The Leigh
Church Lane, The Leigh, Gloucestershire, GL19 4AF.

www.seventowers.org.uk

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St. Mary, Norton
Norton, Gloucestershire, GL2 9LS.

www.seventowers.org.uk

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St. Lawrence, Sandhurst
Sandhurst Lane, Sandhurst, Gloucestershire, GL2 9NP.

www.seventowers.org.uk

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St. Catherine, Staverton
Church Lane, Staverton, Gloucestershire, GL51 0TR.

www.seventowers.org.uk

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St. Matthew, Twigworth
Gloucestershire, GL2 9PG.

www.seventowers.org.uk

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The Parish of Mitcheldean and Abenhall

St. Michael & All Angels, Mitcheldean
High Street, Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire, GL17 0HU.

stmichaelmitcheldean.co.uk

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St. Michael, Abenhall
Gloucestershire, GL17 0SQ.

stmichaelmitcheldean.co.uk

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The Benefice of Westbury-on-Severn with Flaxley, Blaisdon & Minsterworth

St. Peter & St Paul, Westbury-on-Severn
with Northwood Green Mission Church and Rodley Mission Church
Gloucestershire, GL14 1PD.

www.wosb.org.uk

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St. Mary the Virgin, Flaxley
Gloucestershire, GL14 1JR.

www.wosb.org.uk

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St. Michael & All Angels, Blaisdon
Gloucestershire, GL17 0AG.

www.wosb.org.uk

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St. Peter, Minsterworth
Church Lane, Minsterworth, Gloucestershire, GL2 8JJ.

www.wosb.org.uk

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The Benefice of Highnam, Rudford, Tibberton and Taynton

Holy Innocents, Highnam
Gloucestershire, GL2 8DF.

www.highnamchurch.org

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St. Mary the Virgin, Rudford
Gloucestershire, GL2 8DT.

www.highnamchurch.org/rudford

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Holy Trinity, Tibberton
Gloucestershire, GL19 3AF.

www.highnamchurch.org/tibberton

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St. Laurence, Taynton
Gloucestershire, GL19 3AN.

www.highnamchurch.org/taynton

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The Forest Edge Group

St. Michael & All Angels, Bulley
Bulley Lane, Bulley, Gloucestershire, GL2 8BN.

forestedgebenefice.org

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St. Andrew, Churcham
Church Lane, Churcham, Gloucestershire, GL2 8AF.

forestedgebenefice.org

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St. John the Baptist, Huntley
Gloucestershire, GL19 3EB.

forestedgebenefice.org

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All Saints, Longhope
Church Road, Longhope, Gloucestershire, GL17 0LL.

forestedgebenefice.org

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All Saints, May Hill
Folly Lane, Mayhill, Gloucestershire, GL17 0NL.

forestedgebenefice.org

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The Benefice of Newent and Gorsley with Clifford's Mesne

St. Mary the Virgin, Newent
Church Street, Newent, Gloucestershire, GL18 1AA.

stmarysnewent.org

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Christ Church, Gorsley
Gloucestershire, GL18 1PD.

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St. Peter, Cliffords Mesne
Gloucestershire, GL18 1JL.

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The Leadon Vale Group

St. Mary the Virgin, Bromsberrow
Allbright Lane, Bromsberrow, Gloucestershire, HR8 1RU.

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St. Mary, Donnington
Herefordshire, HR8 2HX.

zymology.net/donn

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St. Mary the Virgin, Dymock
Wintours Green, Dymock, Gloucestershire, GL18 2AQ.

www.dymockchurch.net

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St. Edward, Kempley
Gloucestershire, GL18 2BP.

www.greenway.clara.net

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St. Anne, Oxenhall
Gloucestershire, GL18 1RH.

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St. John the Evangelist, Pauntley
Gloucestershire, GL19 3JA.

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St. John the Baptist, Preston
Herefordshire, HR8 2LL.

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St. Bartholomew, Redmarley d'Abitot
Gloucestershire, GL19 3HS.

www.redmarley.org.uk/church

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St. Mary the Virgin, Upleadon
Gloucestershire, GL18 1EG.

www.upleadon-village.co.uk/st-marys-church

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