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Rural Dean:
The Very Rev Mark Warrick, Dean of Stamford 756942
dean@stamforddeanery.org.uk
Dean's Secretary: Kathy Longbone, office@stamfordallsaints.org.uk

Lay Chair: David O'Brien
lay.chair@stamforddeanery.org.uk

The Rev Martyn Taylor, Assistant Rural Dean and Assistant Synod Secretary 757343
asst.rural.dean@stamforddeanery.org.uk

Catherine Barlow, Synod Secretary 482222
secretary@stamforddeanery.org.uk

Philip Dale, Treasurer 751184
treasurer@stamforddeanery.org.uk

The Rev Gavin Cooper, Chapter Clerk
chapter.clerk@stamforddeanery.org.uk





Ecumenical

Churches Together in Stamford
Churches Together on Facebook
Chair: Nicola Dunkin
nicola_dunkin@yahoo.co.uk
Secretary: Susan Macey susan@macey9.plus.com
Treasurer: Ian Husbands 753968
ian.husbands@xalt.co.uk


Stamford Street Pastors
Coordinator: 07827 602499
stamford@streetpastors.org.uk

Stamford Food Bank
Coordinator: 07570 583799
info@stamford.foodbank.org.uk

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

Evergreen Care Trust
Office: 765900
office@evergreencare.org.uk

Alternatives, Care Confidential in Stamford
Pregnancy Advice, 765853,
stamford@careconfidential.com

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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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.


Two new priests, one new deacon

In 2015 the Bishop of Lincoln ordained the Revd Lis Ward and the Revd Nikki Mann as priests to continue to serve at St George's and All Saints' resepctively, and the Revd Aran Beesley was ordained deacon to serve at All Saints'. With no vacant incumbencies in the deanery and four stipendiary assistant curates we have as many clergy as we're ever likely to have, so it is to be hoped that the mission and ministry of the Church in this corner of Lincolnshire with forge forward with renewed vigour, but don't leave it all to the clergy: all are called to be disciples and God has a history of using ordinary people to do extraordinary things!


More Lay Ministers Authorized

On Sunday evening 8th March, appropriately the feast day of Edward King, Bishop of Lincoln 1885-1910, at a choral evensong at Stamford All Saints, our Rural Dean authorized on the Bishop's behalf another five Lay Ministers to do pastoral work and lead worship in the parishes of the deanery. All have completed the Parish Foundation Course and at least one ministry training module. Two of the present candidates have since studied one further module and will receive further authority in due course.

Together with our increased number of stipendiary clergy we are now able to offer across the deanery much more pastoral care and considerably more worship opportunity.


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