Sunday, April 09, 2006
Mark wins promotion
Contratulations to Mark Warrick, Vicar of DSJ and chairman of our parish council on his promotion.
He's been appointed to be the Rural Dean of Aveland & Ness with Stamford.
The even better news is that Mark and his family will be staying in Deeping St James.
Mark tells us that a Rural Dean is the link between the parishes of a deanery and the Bishop. The Rural Dean also apparently convenes meetings of the clergy chapter and the Deanery Synod.
Mark will be responsible for a huge area between Stamford and the Deepings in
the south and the Billingborough Group of parishes in the north.
Not sure how many parishes that covers, nor how many churches or clery, but I'm sure Mark can tell us.
I look forward to celebrating Mark's success next time I see him in the Waterton Arms.
Not sure whether to order him a pint of Abbott, or a Bishop's Finger!