St J’s Group Deanery Synod Report
Deanery Synod Representative PSJ and FwS
Matthew continues as the Area Dean (formerly Rural Dean) with Lucy Barnes as the Lay Dean (formerly Lay Chair) of the Midsomer Norton Deanery of which the St J’s Group is a part. In March, a special Deanery Synod + took place in Peasedown St John, with Bishop Ruth coming to talk about the plans for Deaneries in the Diocese of Bath & Wells. The idea is for Deaneries to become more mission focussed and for parishes in the Deanery to work together to encourage and help one another as they seek to be “God’s people living and telling the story of Jesus”. In order to support this, parishes in the MSN Deanery are working together to produce a film which will highlight the different ways in which parishes are seeking to be mission focussed. This will help in the next stage which will be to produce a Deanery Plan.
Synod meetings were also held in Holcombe (June) and Timsbury (October).
Thanks to Julia Wyld (Wellow), Jo Vening (PSJ) and Catherine Aherne (PSJ) who also serve as Deanery Synod representatives.