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.
To contact the Deanery, please get in touch with one of our
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.
John Truscott is an eminent speaker for church administrators and has wide experience leading churches in improving their administration skills. He is coming to Severn Vale Deanery to lead a morning seminar on the Welcoming Church.
As a highly skilled communicator, his presentations are amusing whilst being illuminating - certainly not dull! They are especially suitable to all those who have an interest in the church's welcome to newcomers, including church wardens, sidespeople, welcome teams and established members of congregations.
The presentation is called "project WELCOME" and is to be held at St John the Evangelist, Churchdown, GL3 2DB on Saturday 18th May 2019, 9.30am to 1.15pm. Make it a date - you will not regret it!
In February 2018, an "Innovate Services" training day was held in Corse...
"Blue Christmas" - Lesley Flannagan a member of the St John's Churchdown Local Ministry Team talked about their December church service for the bereaved, which they run with their local Funeral Directors, helping the bereaved through a difficult time of year.
"Summer Churchyard Service" - Revd Dr Helen Sammon led a discussion about how to engage with the many people who visit our churchyards to remember loved ones, with examples of a churchyard service she has started.
This was especially aimed at creating a talking point amongst lay worship leaders and their vicar!
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.
All will be 7.00 for 7.30pm.
The following Officers and Members constitute our Pastoral Standing Committee.
The Rectory, 43 Court Road, Newent, Glos. GL18 1SY
The following Advisors appointed within our Deanery can be contacted on their area of expertise.
Following work at St. Andrew's, Churchdown, Chantal is willing to advise churches how to become more eco-friendly and achieve the A Rocha accreditation.
St. George, Brockworth
Court Road, Brockworth, Gloucester, GL3 4QU.
Holy Trinity, Badgeworth
Badgeworth, GL51 5UL.
St. Paul, Shurdington
St. Mary, Great Witcombe with Bentham
Great Witcombe, GL3 4TT.
St. Andrew, Churchdown
Station Road, Churchdown, Glos, GL3 2JT.
St Bartholomew, Chosen Hill
Chosen Hill, Churchdown Glos, GL3 2LG.
St. John the Evangelist, Churchdown
St. John's Avenue, Churchdown, GL3 2DB.
St. Margaret, Corse
Corse, Gloucestershire, GL19 3BX.
St. Mary the Virgin, Hartpury
Hartpury, Gloucestershire, GL19 3DE.
St. James, Staunton
Gloucestershire, GL19 3QS.
St. Giles, Maisemore
Church Road, Maisemore, Gloucestershire, GL2 8EY.
St. Andrew & St. Bartholomew, Ashleworth
Gloucestershire, GL19 4JA.
St. Mary, Hasfield
Gloucestershire, GL19 4LG.
St. Michael & All Angels, Tirley
Church Road, Tirley, Gloucestershire, GL19 4HH.
St. Mary Magdalene, Boddington
Boddington Lane, Boddington, Gloucestershire, GL51 0TJ.
St. Mary & Corpus Christi, Down Hatherley
Down Hatherley Lane, Down Hatherley, Gloucestershire, GL7 9QB.
St. Catherine, The Leigh
Church Lane, The Leigh, Gloucestershire, GL19 4AF.
St. Mary, Norton
Norton, Gloucestershire, GL2 9LS.
St. Lawrence, Sandhurst
Sandhurst Lane, Sandhurst, Gloucestershire, GL2 9NP.
St. Catherine, Staverton
Church Lane, Staverton, Gloucestershire, GL51 0TR.
St. Matthew, Twigworth
Gloucestershire, GL2 9PG.
St. Michael & All Angels, Mitcheldean
High Street, Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire, GL17 0HU.
St. Michael, Abenhall
Gloucestershire, GL17 0SQ.
St. Peter & St Paul, Westbury-on-Severn
with Northwood Green Mission Church and Rodley Mission Church
Gloucestershire, GL14 1PD.
St. Mary the Virgin, Flaxley
Gloucestershire, GL14 1JR.
St. Michael & All Angels, Blaisdon
Gloucestershire, GL17 0AG.
St. Peter, Minsterworth
Church Lane, Minsterworth, Gloucestershire, GL2 8JJ.
Holy Innocents, Highnam
Gloucestershire, GL2 8DF.
St. Mary the Virgin, Rudford
Gloucestershire, GL2 8DT.
Holy Trinity, Tibberton
Gloucestershire, GL19 3AF.
St. Laurence, Taynton
Gloucestershire, GL19 3AN.
St. Mary the Virgin, Newent
Church Street, Newent, Gloucestershire, GL18 1AA.
St. Mary, Donnington
Herefordshire, HR8 2HX.
St. Mary the Virgin, Dymock
Wintours Green, Dymock, Gloucestershire, GL18 2AQ.
St. Edward, Kempley
Gloucestershire, GL18 2BP.
St. Bartholomew, Redmarley d'Abitot
Gloucestershire, GL19 3HS.
St. Mary the Virgin, Upleadon
Gloucestershire, GL18 1EG.