AVON STOUR PASTORAL AREA
The Pastoral Areas of the Diocese have been clustered together into 8 Deaneries:
In each Deanery one Coordinating Pastor, after consultation, has been appointed Dean. In our Cluster/Deanery this is Fr. Tom Grufferty from Christchurch/Avon Stour Pastoral area. The role of the Dean is to help coordinate clergy and lay resources in order to assist the New Evangelisation. This includes helping to:
If you would like to see a map of the Diocese and the clustering of Pastoral Areas please click HERE
The first meeting of the Deanery was held on Thursday 1st October at St. Joseph's Parish in Christchurch and was attended by many of the Priests and Deacons from Avon Stour, Bournemouth and the New Forest Pastoral Areas. They discussed the New Evangelisation as an opportunity rather than a burden for all those in Ministry. They praised the dynamic role lay people exercise in the Church today. The attendees were also very grateful for the excellent lunch provided by ladies from St. Joseph's Parish.
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