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Deaneries in the Diocese of Worcester

The Diocese of Worcester is divided into two Archdeaconries, the Archdeaconry of Worcester and the Archdeaconry of Dudley and each of these are divided into a number of deaneries.

Each deanery has a Rural Dean (a member of the clergy) and a Lay Chair who are jointly responsible for pastoral care and co-ordination between the parishes.

Archdeaconry of Worcester

Archdeacon: The Venerable Robert Jones

Evesham Deanery

Rural Dean - The Revd Richard Thorniley
Lay Chair - Liz Booth

Malvern Deanery

Rural Dean - The Revd David Nichol
Lay Chair - David Sparkes

Martley and Worcester West Deanery

Rural Dean - The Revd David Sherwin
Lay Chair - John Chidlow

Pershore Deanery

Rural Dean - Canon Susan Renshaw
Lay Chair - Sue Perry

Upton Deanery

Rural Dean - The Revd Christopher Moss
Lay Chair - Roger Gillard

Worcester East Deanery

Rural Dean - The Revd Charles Thomas
Lay Chair - Mike Bunclark

Archdeaconry of Dudley

Archdeacon: The Venerable Nikki Groarke

Bromsgrove Deanery

Rural Dean - The Revd Paul Lawlor
Lay Chair - David Hargreaves

Droitwich Deanery

Rural Dean - The Revd Canon Sheila Banyard
Lay Chair - Janet Bryan

Dudley Deanery

Rural Dean - The Revd Dominic Melville
Lay Chair - John Layton

Kidderminster Deanery

Rural Dean - The Revd Hugh Burton
Lay Chair - June Thomas

Kingswinford Deanery

Rural Dean - The Revd David Hoskin
Lay Chair - Helen Jones

Stourbridge Deanery

Rural Dean - The Revd Andrew Sillis
Lay Chair - John Nicholson

Stourport Deanery

Rural Dean - The Revd Mark Turner
Lay Chair - Andrew Quinn