People & Places Update
2 May 2019 by cofebirmingham

People & Places Update

The Big P&P PCC Day Out

On 18 May we are hosting a day for whole PCCs to come and find out more about P&P, learn how to grow as a great PCC and discuss how to work well together. 

Find out more and book here

New Deanery of Aston and Sutton Coldfield

One aim of the P&P framework is to consolidate our 13 existing deaneries into 6 new larger deaneries over the next year or so. Each new deanery will be better resourced with a full-time Area Dean, a half-time support officer and access to parish book-keeping, church buildings and HR services. 

We are delighted to confirm that, following positive feedback from Bishop David’s consultations with the parish representatives, he has made a Bishop’s Pastoral Order to unite the two deaneries of Aston and Sutton Coldfield.

The new deanery of Aston and Sutton Coldfield comes into being from 1 May 2019, with joint Area Deans until a full-time Area Dean is appointed. A Deanery Lay Chair and Deanery Secretary will be confirmed at their first new deanery synod.

Other deaneries are in the process of considering their potential partnerships and we will keep you posted with further developments.