One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1British The group of parishes presided over by a rural dean.
- ‘The rural dean is appointed by the bishop to act as a channel of communication between himself and the clergy of the parishes which make up his deanery.’
- ‘Gillian Oliver, communications director for the Manchester Diocese, said that of the 27 churches in the Rochdale deanery, 13 of them had registered growth in adult Sunday attendances.’
- ‘The country of Luxembourg is covered by one diocese that contains 13 deaneries and 265 parishes in total.’
- ‘Dioceses were divided into archdeaconries, and archdeaconries into rural deaneries.’
- ‘In the North Wiltshire deanery, Mr Oram explained that many of the smaller parishes will have to be amalgamated.’
- ‘Tribute has been paid by the Rev Rachel Wilson, formerly from this area but now a curate in the Bowland deanery.’
- ‘North Thames deanery includes London north of the Thames, Essex, and Hertfordshire.’
- ‘Priests and representatives representing eight parishes in the Kildare deanery were in attendance.’
- ‘The Rev David Knight, rural dean for Shipston deanery, said the money would be spent on ‘necessary but unglamorous’ masonry and glazing repairs.’
- ‘Mass was said by the Canon Michael Ryan, of York, who was helped by previous priests from the parish and others from the deanery.’
- ‘The former church warden at St Mary's Church in Deane, Bolton, is lay chairman of his local deanery.’
- ‘St Marie's in Bury will become a ‘gem church’, and developed as a focus for prayer and devotion within the deanery.’
- ‘The deanery will say farewell to him at a Eucharist at Holy Trinity, Skipton, next Friday, October 24.’
- ‘The trip was part of a 15-visit programme to every deanery in his diocese.’
- ‘The Rt Rev David James and Canon Bruce Grainger paid the visit to Keighley and its surrounding area as part of a tour of the eight deaneries of the Bradford Diocese.’
- ‘The duties of the post include regular meetings of the clergy of the 12 parishes in the deanery and advising and helping churchwardens of parishes without a parish priest.’
- ‘On that basis, the clergy of the Kendal deanery thought it would be better to have a local crematorium.’
- ‘She said: ‘There are 21 churches in the deanery but you do as little or as many as you can.’’
- ‘Reverend Kevin Arkell who looks after the deanery of Blackburn with Darwen said several parishes will ‘have trouble’ meeting the increased cash demand.’
- ‘To bring our parish in line with other parishes in our deanery all anniversary Masses for the week will be celebrated together at 7.30 pm on Friday evenings only.’
2The official residence of a dean.
- ‘The deanery at Windsor was attacked and Christopher's father was forced to move out.’
- ‘In the months after being suspended Dean Methuen has remained at the deanery and received full pay for doing nothing.’
- ‘Or these meetings could have been held in the huge deanery.’
- ‘And the curate said: ‘On one of the first days I was in a hotel just up from the deanery where we were staying and I had a beef curry and a pint of beer!’’
- ‘The dean, a former church commissioner and one-time chaplain at Eton, has been suspended from duty since last September but remains on full pay of £28,000 and continues to live at the spacious deanery which is only yards from the cathedral.’
- 2.1 The position or office of a dean.
- ‘The Puseyite Dr Arabin succeeds to the deanery and marries Mrs Bold, while Mrs Proudie sees to it that Slope is dismissed from his chaplaincy.’
- ‘In 1621 Donne procured the deanery of St Paul's.’
- ‘Richard Chenevix Trench, who succeeded to the deanery on the death of Dr. Buckland, in 1856, is a nephew of the first Lord Ashtown, in the Irish peerage.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.