Deanery Clergy Meeting 29 – 30 October

On 29-30 October there was a meeting of the clergy of our Deanery, chaired by Archbishop Gabriel of Comana.
A very busy and well attended meeting heard a report from the Archbishop on his meetings with his All-Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch and with the Holy Synod in Constantinople.
There was a report from the Constitutional Commission on new statutes for the Deanery. 
Also discussed were matters relating to forthcoming ordinations, support for clergy, publications, the forthcoming Assembly and the Deanery Conference.

Annual Report of the Deanery Council for 2009

 The annual report and accounts of the Deanery Council for the year ended 31 December 2009 have now been submitted to the Charity Commission.  They can be viewed at the Charity Commission website here

Baptism of Wayne and Lewie in St Anne

It was a great joy to baptise Wayne and his son Lewie yesterday, and to offer them the Holy Body and Blood of Jesus Christ this morning. Read more and photos here.

Deanery Summer Camp 2010


As in previous years, the annual children’s summer  camp took place in Crickhowell, Wales.  A total of 36 children from the parishes and communities of the Deanery, together with about 15 helpers spent a wonderful two weeks under canvas on the beautiful site we have been privileged to use for the past nine years.

The Patronal Festival of the parish of St Peter and St Paul, Clapham, London

Seven years ago the late Metropolitan Anthony (Bloom) blessed the establishment of this community in South London around Father Alexander Fostiropoulos, which became the parish of St Peter and St Paul in 2006. Currently worshipping in Clapham in an Anglican church, a building of a pure Victorian style, the parish celebrated its Patronal Festival this year during the weekend of 26th to 27th of June 2010.

Visit of Archbishop Gabriel of Comana to the Parish of the Holy Prophet Elias in Devon

On Sunday 20 June 2010 Archbishop Gabriel celebrated the Divine Liturgy in St Anne’s Church in Exeter.  He was assisted by the  Archpriest John (Marks), Fr Nikanor (Wilkins), Fr Matthew (Arnold) and Protodeacon Peter (Scorer).

Report, St Albans Conference 2010,

Archdiocese of Western Europe : Ecumenical Patriarchate

St Albans Conference 2010

Once again the Deanery Conference was held at All Saints’ Pastoral Centre, London Colney. There were approximately 90 participants. Appropriately, in view of our recent traumas and upheavals, this year’s theme was: Healing and Transformation in Christ : From Darkness to Light.


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