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Rural Dean:
The Very Rev Mark Warrick, Dean of Stamford 756942
Dean's Secretary: Kathy Longbone,

Lay Chair: David O'Brien

The Rev Martyn Taylor, Assistant Synod Secretary 757343

Catherine Barlow, Synod Secretary 482222

Philip Dale, Treasurer 751184

The Rev Gavin Cooper, Chapter Clerk


Churches Together in Stamford
Churches Together on Facebook
Chair: Nicola Dunkin
Secretary: Mark Warrick
Treasurer: Ian Husbands 753968

Stamford Street Pastors
Coordinator: 07827 602499

Stamford Food Bank
Coordinator: 07570 583799

Christians Against Poverty (CAP)
Help with Debt, based at St George's 0800 328 0006

Evergreen Care Trust
Office: 765900

Alternatives, Care Confidential in Stamford
Pregnancy Advice, 765853,

The Deanery of Stamford

Uniting in Christ to Serve Christ and to Proclaim Christ

Stamford is Deanery 13 of the Diocese of Lincoln and consists of five parishes in the town of Stamford and seven village parishes to the east of the town. We work alongside our brothers and sisters of the other Christian denominations in the town to proclaim the good news of God's love as revealed in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ both in the words we say and the work we do.


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Fully staffed!

With the induction and installation recently of the Revd Gavin Cooper as Rector of St Mary's and St Martin's, Stamford, the deanery is now fully staffed with full-time stipendiary incumbents in every benefice, together with three stipendiary assistant curates. It is a very long time indeed since we had so many clergy available to lead the mission and ministry of the Church in Stamford. The curates, of course, are only "passing through" in training and will not be with us for many years, but for now we have enough staff, alongside retired colleagues who help out and an army of active laypeople, to make a real difference in the deanery.

Revised Safer Recruitment Guidance

New guidance on recruitment of volunteers and paid staff has been issued by our diocesan safeguarding team following national policy, and it is important all parishes pay due regard to this guidance. Synod members have been sent the guidance, and it is available here as a pdf file: Download Safer Recruitment Practice Guidance 2016

Clergy moves in the deanery

The Revd Aran Beesley, an Assistant Curate at Stamford All Saints, was ordained priest in the summer alongside several others in the Diocese by the Bishop of LOncoln in our Cathedral. All our curates are now priests and are available for the full range of parish ministry.

We are hoping to see the Revd Gavin Cooper inducted as Rector of the benefice of Stamford St Mary and St Martin soon, bringing to an end a long period of uncertainty in many of the parishes of our deanery, for all our parish priests will then be incumbents.

The Revd Mark Thompson, who was helping with some parishes in the Uffington Group while their Rector the Revd Carolyn Kennedy was unwell, has now moved to take up an incumbency at Quarrington.

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