Welcome to St Albans Deanery
Welcome to St Albans Deanery, an umbrella for Christians from local Church of England parishes. We are made up of many vibrant churches, spread across a variety of traditions. We exist to enhance the ministry of our member churches. I hope you find the information on this site helpful. I encourage you to find out more about the individual churches and how they are Living God's Love, either online or in person.
Revd Kenneth Padley, Rural Dean
What's the Deanery about?
This Deanery is a grouping of sixteen Church Of England parishes with nineteen churches stretching from North St Albans to Radlett and Aldenham in the South (see map below). The purpose of this Deanery is to support and encourage one another, to do together what we cannot easily do apart, and through Deanery Synod (a level of church governance), provide a forum for sharing and working together for the well-being of all.
Deanery Synod has a number of functions that assist parishes and church councils in their work. One if its key aims is to have a Deanery Mission Action Plan. Its mission statement is this:
St Albans Deanery is committed to serve and support our churches, parishes and ministries
in order to achieve more together.
Our Deanery Vision is here.
What's this website about?
This website is a resource and support for incumbents, other clergy and laity serving in any way in the deanery. Here are links to the churches of the Deanery, to useful documents and other resources, together with key deanery contact details. It’s a functional website connecting you with what matters in the deanery.
Please feedback any ideas you have to make this website even more useful for you.