rural dean


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rural dean

n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) chiefly Brit a clergyman having authority over a group of parishes
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Then his voice changed as if every pine-tree was a Rural Dean. "Hi!
The world of motor-cars and rural Deans receded inimitably.
He kept the parish accounts, arranged the treats for the choir and the schools; though there was no organ in the parish church, it was generally considered (in Blackstable) that the choir he led was the best in Kent; and when there was any ceremony, such as a visit from the Bishop for confirmation or from the Rural Dean to preach at the Harvest Thanksgiving, he made the necessary preparations.
The Rt Rev Colin Bennetts, the Bishop of Coventry, will install Mr Hobbs as rural dean six days before rededicating his parish church in Bedworth on October 8 after a six-month revamp.
In a statement the Church announced: "He should be sentenced to be deprived of the office of Honorary Canon and Rural Dean of Ogwen."
During his time in Durham, Bishop Frank served as a curate in Durham City and Chester-le-Street, a hospital chaplain in Durham, Vicar of Birtley and Rural Dean, all before becoming the first Archdeacon of Sunderland in 1997.
| Pictured at the re-dedication of east window at the church in February 2014 were (from left): the |Rev Samuel Pervez (Assistant Curate), Rev David Carpenter (Priest in Charge), Rt Rev Stephen Platten (Bishop of Wakefield) and Rev Mary Railton-Crowder (Rural Dean of Huddersfield)
The Rev Canon Ford has been rector of Yarm since April 2012 and is currently the rural dean for Stokesley.
As rural dean of Morpeth - while based in the nearby village of Mitford - the talented amateur photographer built up a huge collection of pictures of his flock around the turn of the 20th century.
Dai speaks to Dafydd Francis, a former rural dean in the Llanerfyl area who first became interested in Plygain as a priest in Llansamlet area.
Rev Studdard was previously rural dean at Witham, Essex.

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