Deaneries

The diocese is divided into 29 deaneries, or groups of parishes. Each deanery has a Synod chaired by the area dean and an elected lay chair. Find contact details and a list of churches in each deanery below.

Oxford (City) Area
 

Cowley
Area Dean: The Revd Canon Geoff Bayliss

Deanery Synod Lay Chair: Dr Tony Phelan

Churches in the Cowley Deanery

Oxford
Area Dean: The Revd Anthony Buckley

Deanery Synod Lay Chair: Miss Prudence Dailey

Churches in the Oxford Deanery

Dorchester Area
 

Abingdon

Area Dean: The Revd Helen Kendrick

Deanery Synod Lay Chair: Mrs Sue Scott

Churches in the Abingdon Deanery

Aston & Cuddesdon
Area Dean: The Revd Derek Witchell

Associate Area Dean: The Revd Nigel Hawkes

Deanery Synod Lay Chair: Mr Nick Carter

Churches in the Aston & Cuddesdon Deanery

Bicester & Islip
Area Dean: The Revd Gareth Miller

Associate Area Dean: The Revd Diana Glover

Deanery Synod Lay Chair: Ms Tina Shaw

Churches in the Bicester & Islip Deanery

Chipping Norton

Area Dean: The Revd David Salter

Associate Area Dean: Ms Catherine Hitchens

Deanery Synod Lay Chair: Mrs Catherine Hitchens

Churches in the Chipping Norton Deanery

Deddington

Area Dean: The Revd Sarah Sharp

Associate Area Dean: The Revd Hilary Campbell

Associate Area Dean: The Revd Annie Goldthorp

Deanery Synod Lay Chair: Mrs Lynne Philpot

Churches in the Deddington Deanery

Henley

Area Dean: The Revd John Blair

Associate Area Dean: The Revd Sarah Nesbitt

Deanery Synod Lay Chair: Vacant

Churches in the Henley Deanery

Vale of White Horse
Area Dean: The Revd Jason St John Nicolle

Associate Area Dean: The Revd Jeremy Goulston

Deanery Synod Lay Chair: Dr Peter Foot

Lay Chair Assistant: Ms Sarah Howell

Churches in the Vale of White Horse Deanery

Wallingford
Area Dean: The Revd Andy Lord

Deanery Synod Lay Chair: Mr Gordon Gill

Churches in the Wallingford Deanery

Wantage
Area Dean: The Revd John Durant

Deanery Synod Lay Chair: Mr Hugh Rees

Churches in the Wantage Deanery

Witney
Area Dean: The Revd Dr Margaret Dixon

Associate Area Dean: The Revd Simon Kirby

Associate Area Dean: The Revd Janice Collier

Deanery Synod Lay Chair: Mrs Kirsty Morgan

Churches in the Witney Deanery

Woodstock
Area Dean: The Revd Jeremy Auld

Deanery Synod Lay Chair: Mrs Stephanie Lacey

Churches in the Woodstock Deanery

Buckingham Area
 

Amersham
Area Dean: The Revd Peggy Ludlow

Area Dean: Vacancy

Deanery Synod Lay Chair: Mr Lawrence Tebboth

Churches in the Amersham Deanery

Aylesbury
Area Dean: The Revd David Williams

Associate Area Dean: The Revd Jonathan Hawkins

Associate Area Dean: The Revd Richard Phillips

Deanery Synod Lay Chair: Mr David Lillycrop

Churches in the Aylesbury Deanery

Buckingham
Area Dean: The Revd Ros Roberts

Area Dean: The Revd Canon Val Plumb

Deanery Synod Lay Chair: Mrs Georgie Christopher

Churches in the Buckingham Deanery

Burnham & Slough
Area Dean: The Revd Canon Janet Binns

Deanery Synod Lay Chair: Mr David Shields

Churches in the Burnham & Slough Deanery

Claydon
Area Dean: The Revd David Meakin

Deanery Synod Lay Chair: Mr Robert Cronk

Churches in the Claydon Deanery

Milton Keynes
Area Dean: The Revd Tim Norwood

Deanery Synod Lay Chair: Mr David Thom

Churches in the Milton Keynes Deanery

Mursley
Area Dean: The Revd Canon Val Plumb

Deanery Synod Lay Chair: Mr Gavin Merrylees

Churches in the Mursley Deanery

Newport
Area Dean: The Revd Canon Gary Ecclestone

Deanery Synod Lay Chair: Mr Tim Edwards

Churches in the Newport Deanery

Wendover
Area Dean: The Revd Sally Moring

Deanery Synod Lay Chair: Mr Gavin Oldham

Churches in the Wendover Deanery

Wycombe
Area Dean: The Revd Canon Dave Bull

Associate Area Dean: The Revd Hugh Ellis

Associate Area Dean: The Revd Keith Johnson

Deanery Synod Lay Chair: Mr Graeme Slocombe

Churches in the Wycombe Deanery

Reading Area
 

Bracknell

Area Dean: The Revd Catharine Mabuza

Area Dean: The Revd David Brown

Deanery Synod Lay Chair: Mrs Caroline Kallipetis

Churches in the Bracknell Deanery

Bradfield
Area Dean: The Revd Dr David Archer

Deanery Synod Lay Chair: Dr Chris Newman

Churches in the Bradfield Deanery

Maidenhead & Windsor
Area Dean: The Revd Ainsley Swift

Associate Area Dean: The Revd Sally Lynch

Deanery Synod Lay Chair: Mr Jim Tucker

Churches in the Maidenhead & Windsor Deanery

Newbury
Area Dean: The Revd David McLeod

Associate Area Dean: The Revd John Toogood

Associate Area Dean: The Revd John Toogood

Deanery Synod Lay Chair: Mr Bruce Laurie

Churches in the Newbury Deanery

Reading
Area Dean: The Revd Dr Graeme Fancourt

Associate Area Dean: The Revd David Walker

Associate Area Dean: The Revd Dr Peter Day

Associate Area Dean: The Revd Dr Liz Ratcliffe

Associate Area Dean: The Revd Mike Smith

Deanery Synod Lay Chair: Mr Mark Burton

Churches in the Reading Deanery

Sonning
Area Dean: The Revd Canon Richard Lamey

Associate Area: Dean Vacancy

Deanery Synod Lay Chair: Mr John Sutton

Churches in the Sonning Deanery

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