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

2021 Census: 113,882 people (41% of people identify as Christian)

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Churches in the Cowley Deanery 

Oxford
Area Dean: The Revd Anthony Buckley

Deanery Synod Lay Chair: Miss Prudence Dailey

2021 Census: 71,451 people (38% of people identify as Christian)

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Churches in the Oxford Deanery

Dorchester Area
 

Abingdon

Area Dean: The Revd Rob Glenny

Associate Area Dean: The Revd Nick Weldon

Deanery Synod Lay Chair: Mrs Sue Scott

2021 Census: 71,967 people (49% of people identify as Christian)

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Churches in the Abingdon Deanery

Aston & Cuddesdon
Area Dean: The Revd Preb Jane Haslam

Associate Area Dean: vacant

Deanery Synod Lay Chair: Mr Simon Richards

Associate Lay Chair: Maureen Underdown

2021 Census: 59,105 people (51% of people identify as Christian)

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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

2021 Census: 59,726 people (50% of people identify as Christian)

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Churches in the Bicester & Islip Deanery

Chipping Norton

Area Dean: The Revd David Salter

Associate Area Dean: Vacancy

Deanery Synod Lay Chair: Mrs Catherine Hitchens

2021 Census: 25,937 people (53% of people identify as Christian)

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Churches in the Chipping Norton Deanery

Deddington

Area Dean: The Revd Alicia Baker

Associate Area Dean: The Revd Chris Gaynor

Associate Area Dean: The Revd Graeme Arthur

Deanery Synod Lay Chair: vacant

2021 Census: 76,645 people (50% of people identify as Christian)

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Churches in the Deddington Deanery

Henley

Area Dean: The Revd John Blair

Associate Area Dean: vacant

Deanery Synod Lay Chair: Ms Sylvia Warner

2021 Census: 38,393 people (54% of people identify as Christian)

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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

2021 Census: 22,613 people (51% of people identify as Christian)

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Churches in the Vale of White Horse Deanery

Wallingford
Area Dean: The Revd Dr Andy Lord

Deanery Synod Lay Chair: vacant

2021 Census: 60,652 people (45% of people identify as Christian)

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Churches in the Wallingford Deanery

Wantage
Area Dean: The Revd John Durant

Deanery Synod Lay Chair: Mr Hugh Rees

2021 Census: 28,783 people (48% of people identify as Christian)

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Churches in the Wantage Deanery

Witney
Area Dean: The Revd Margaret Dixon

Associate Area Dean: The Revd Janice Collier

Deanery Synod Lay Chair: vacant

2021 Census: 69,158 people (51% of people identify as Christian)

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Churches in the Witney Deanery

Woodstock
Area Dean: The Revd Canon Dr Andrew Bunch

Deanery Synod Lay Chair: Mrs Stephanie Lacey

2021 Census: 28,213 people (53% of people identify as Christian)

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Churches in the Woodstock Deanery

Buckingham Area
 

Amersham
Area Dean: The Revd Peggy Ludlow

Deanery Synod Lay Chair: Mr Lawrence Tebboth

Deanery website: www.amershamdeanery.org.uk 

2021 Census: 117,502 people (49% of people identify as Christian)

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Churches in the Amersham Deanery

Aylesbury
Area Dean: The Revd Jonathan Hawkins

Associate Area Dean: The Revd Canon Tim Harper

Associate Area Dean: The Revd Richard Phillips

Deanery Synod Lay Chair: Mr Graham Strachan

2021 Census: 124,566 people (46% of people identify as Christian)

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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

2021 Census: 23,896 people (51% of people identify as Christian)

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Churches in the Buckingham Deanery

Burnham & Slough
Area Dean: The Revd Canon Janet Binns

Deanery Synod Lay Chair: Mr David Shields

2021 Census: 216,092 people (36% of people identify as Christian)

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Churches in the Burnham & Slough Deanery

Claydon
Area Dean: The Revd David Meakin

Deanery Synod Lay Chair: Mr Robert Cronk

2021 Census: 22,541 people (53% of people identify as Christian)

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Churches in the Claydon Deanery

Milton Keynes
Area Dean: Vacancy

Deanery Synod Lay Chair: Mr David Thom

2021 Census: 249,545 people (42% of people identify as Christian)

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Churches in the Milton Keynes Deanery

Mursley
Area Dean: The Revd Canon Valerie Plumb

Deanery Synod Lay Chair: Dr Annie Cooper

2021 Census: 24,514 people (51% of people identify as Christian)

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Churches in the Mursley Deanery

Newport
Area Dean: The Revd Prof Adrian Low

Deanery Synod Lay Chair: Mr Tim Edwards

2021 Census: 33,135 people (48% of people identify as Christian)

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Churches in the Newport Deanery

Wendover
Area Dean: The Revd Sally Moring

Deanery Synod Lay Chair: Mr Gavin Oldham

2021 Census: 38,533 people (38% of people identify as Christian)

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Churches in the Wendover Deanery

Wycombe
Area Dean: The Revd Canon Dave Bull

Associate Area Dean: The Revd Simon Dust

Associate Area Dean: The Revd Keith Johnson

Deanery Synod Lay Chair: Lady Caroline Sants

Associate Lay Chair: Nick Gallant

2021 Census: 159,137 people (44% of people identify as Christian)

Deanery website

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Churches in the Wycombe Deanery

Reading Area
 

Bracknell

Area Dean: The Revd Canon Catharine Mabuza

Area Dean: The Revd David Brown

Deanery Synod Lay Chair: Lee Townsend

Lay Chair Assistant: Mrs Caroline Kallipetis

2021 Census: 115,056 people (49% of people identify as Christian)

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Churches in the Bracknell Deanery

Bradfield
Area Dean: The Revd Dr David Archer

Deanery Synod Lay Chair: Dr Chris Newman

2021 Census: 38,672 people (51% of people identify as Christian)

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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

2021 Census: 113,882 people (41% of people identify as Christian)

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Churches in the Maidenhead & Windsor Deanery

Newbury
Area Dean: The Revd David McLeod

Associate Area Dean: The Revd John Toogood

Deanery Synod Lay Chair: Mr Bruce Laurie

2021 Census: 102,173 people (49% of people identify as Christian)

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Churches in the Newbury Deanery

Reading
Area Dean: The Revd Mike Smith

Associate Area Dean: The Revd Dr Peter Day

Associate Area Dean: The Revd Dr Liz Ratcliffe

Deanery Synod Lay Chair: Mr Mark Burton

Lay Chair Assistant: Alan Cross

Lay Chair Assistant: Sue Mott

Lay Chair Assistant: Roger Moore

2021 Census: 275,669 people (41% of people identify as Christian)

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Churches in the Reading Deanery

Sonning
Area Dean: The Revd Canon Richard Lamey

Associate Area Dean: The Revd Jane Kraft

Deanery Synod Lay Chair: Mr John Sutton

Deanery website: https://sonningdeanery.com

2021 Census: 124,806 people (48% of people identify as Christian)

Churches in the Sonning Deanery

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