Welcome to the Deanery of Severn Vale
The Deanery of Severn Vale, formed in 2009 from the former deanery of Gloucester North and a large portion of Forest North, 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 across over 165 countries worldwide. To find a church in our deanery (and further afield) you can use 'A Church Near You', an excellent parish finder for the Church of England.
The deanery 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.