Diocese

Area Deans

Aston

Revd Nigel Traynor has been the Vicar of St Mary’s Pype Hayes for 13 years and Area Dean since 2012. His time is spent between an MX5, their Springer Spaniel, music (Nigel’s a drummer), modern art and Aston Villa. The full set of Traynor’s consists of: Erin his wife, and two children, Daniel and Ruth.

T: 07913 317193
E: revnigel@yahoo.co.uk
Blog: nigeltraynor.blogspot.co.uk

Synod Lay Co-Chair: Mr Geoff Miller
E: brumillers@brumillers.force9.co.uk



Central Birmingham

Revd Ian Harper has been Area Dean for Central Birmingham since June 2012. He moved to Birmingham from Hackney in the autumn of 2010 to become Vicar of St John and St Peter’s Ladywood. Ian is a passionate advocate for inner city ministry and also serves the Deanery on Diocesan Synod.

T: 0121 218 5530
E: harper-i1@sky.com

Synod Lay Co-Chair: Mr Trevor Lewis
E: trevorlewis5@tiscali.co.uk



Coleshill

Revd Stuart Carter is married to Wendy and they have three grown up children. Prior to his ordination 22 years ago, he and Wendy both worked with young people and schools on behalf of the Birmingham City Mission. As well as being area dean Stuart is Vicar of St Clements Castle Bromwich.

T: 0121 748 5550
E: vicar.stclements@hotmail.co.uk

Synod Lay Co-Chair: Mrs Allannah Brennan
E: allannahpj@yahoo.co.uk



Edgbaston

Revd Priscilla White, Area Dean of Edgbaston, has been at St Faith and St Laurence church since 2005 and was in a range of parishes in Devon before that.

T: 0121 427 2410
E: priscillawhite.harborne@btinternet.com

Synod Lay Co-Chair: Mr Jonathan Goll
E: jonathan.goll@blueyonder.co.uk



Handsworth

Father Philip Calvert grew up in a mining village near Barnsley in what was then the West Riding of Yorkshire. He is married to Tracey, who manages the Bandywood Families Project, which is based at St Mark's, and they have two daughters, Amy and Sophie ( and 3 cats).

He worked in the tyre industry before training for the priesthood at Saint Stephen's House, Oxford and served as curate at Saint Luke's, Hobrooks in Coventry before coming to Birmingham where he is now parish priest of Saint Mark's, Kingstanding where he has served since 2006.

Father Philip keeps chickens, bakes bread, enjoys reading contemporary fiction and is a keen Formula 1 fan.

T: 0121 360 7288
E: frphilipcalvert@aol.com

Synod Lay Co-Chair: Mrs Madge Bartley



Kings Norton

The Revd Canon Rob Fieldson became Area Dean of Kings Norton for the second time in May 2016. Originally from Lincolnshire, he was ordained in Birmingham in 1986. Rob became Vicar of Cofton Hackett and Barnt Green in 1995 after serving 5 years as Chaplain in the Sultanate of Oman. He is married to Philippa who is a Speech and Language Therapist, and they have two grown up children. Rob’s hobbies include golf, the theatre, and travel. He is keen during his time as Area Dean to support fellow clergy, and to encourage outreach and young people’s ministry in this varied deanery.

E: rob@fieldson.co.uk

Synod Lay Co-Chair: Mrs Jenny Shardlow
E: jenny.shardlow@gmail.com



Moseley

Revd Catherine Grylls was ordained in 2000 and has been Vicar of Balsall Heath and Edgbaston since 2004. She has been Area Dean of Moseley since January 2013 and is a member of General Synod.

T: 0121 440 2196
W: www.balsallheathandedgbaston.org.uk

Synod Lay Co-Chair: Mr Tim Cuthbertson
E: timcuth@aol.com



Polesworth

Revd Ann Simmons

T: 01827 892294
E: revd652a@gmail.com

Synod Lay Co-Chair: Mr Peter White
E: pwhite295@btinternet.com



Shirley

Revd Duncan Hill-Brown is Vicar of St Philip's Dorridge with St James' Bentley Heath and has been Area Dean of Shirley since May 2012. Duncan, who was ordained in 1993, has served all his ministry in Birmingham Diocese starting at St John's Sparkhill, moving to Holy Trinity Sutton Coldfield, followed by seven years at St Margaret's Short Heath, ending up in 2006 in Dorridge and Bentley Heath. Duncan is married to Rachel who works as a Chaplain at Birmingham Children's Hospital, and they are both delighted and exhausted by their two young children Maddy and Zac. Duncan enjoys the challenges of Parish ministry and spending time with family and friends.

T: 01564 772472
E: duncan@stphilipsandstjames.org

Synod Lay Co-Chair: Miss Mary Minchin



Solihull

Revd Duncan Ballard is vicar of St Mary and St Bartholomew, Hampton-in-Arden, St Peter, Bickenhill, Chaplain to Birmingham Airport and a newly appointed Area Dean.

E: duncan.ballard@me.com

Synod Lay Co-Chair: Mrs Deirdre Moll
E: d.moll@usa.net



Sutton Coldfield

Revd Adrian Leahy became Area Dean of Sutton Coldfield in July 2013, and has also been Vicar of All Saints, Four Oaks since 2007. Sutton Coldfield is a lovely place to live and work, with the various churches offering a great variety in worship, witness and service.

T: 0121 308 5315
E: revaleahy@gmail.com

Synod Lay Co-Chair: Mrs Sheila Richmond
E: s.richmond@ctlconnect.co.uk



Warley

Revd Ian Shelton arrived in Rowley Regis in May 2011 to be Vicar of St Giles Church, and a month later, when a new building was opened, Chaplain to St Michael's CofE High School. Ian's interests are in Secondary Education and the development of Community Service projects. He is also Bishop's advisor for funeral ministry in the Birmingham Archdeaconry.

T: 0121 559 1251
M: 07914 720695
E: ianshelton232@hotmail.co.uk

Synod Lay Co-Chair: Mr Elden Small
E: eldensmall@yahoo.co.uk



Yardley & Bordesley

Revd Andrew Bullock was born in Birmingham, worked for the Post Office, then studied in Salisbury. Ordained with B.Th. in 1991, he served in Erdington and Solihull, and is now Vicar of St Mary's, Acocks Green and Area Dean of Yardley & Bordesley. He is married with two grown up children.

T: 0121 706 9764
E: andrewbullock2@blueyonder.co.uk

Synod Lay Co-Chair: Mr Stephen Fraser
E: stevef_bham@sky.com