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deanery

1. the office or residence of dean
2. the group of parishes presided over by a rural dean
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As part of this, the Wales Deanery, along with a number of deaneries in the UK, has been to India recently to recruit middle-grade doctors.
The worrying scenario facing deaneries in Newcastle and Hexham were on the agenda at a crucial Bishop's Council meeting which began last night.
Bennett takes the rural deaneries of the county in alphabetical order, lists the succession of incumbents parish by parish, with dates of institution and names of patrons.
The bishop will take part in two prayer walks a year until he has walked across all 16 Deaneries of the Diocese.
Wearing a cassock, with a rucksack on his back, and carrying a thin wooden staff, carved after the manner of a bishop's crook and bearing the names of all the deaneries through which he has journeyed on foot, the Bishop is to tour the Wrockwardine deanery.
Revd Brian Allen is willing to talk with other groups across the diocese to see if the approach taken by Newcastle West Deanery might be transferable to their deaneries.