rural dean


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rural dean

Chiefly Brit a clergyman having authority over a group of parishes
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The rural dean who ordered the mutilation of the carving in 1730 was clearly aware of its power - and it's equally clear that the locals were reluctant to damage it too much.
The couple got a special dispensation to marry in church and were wed by the rural dean at St Peter's Church in the village In fact the whole event lasted three days.
The funeral service, led by Rev Canon Deidre Parmenter, Rural Dean of Stowmarket, reflected the loves of his life - his family, music and Liverpool Football Club.
Since then, he had worked as Rural Dean for Houghton-le-Spring and Tynemouth, and team Reactor of Cullercoats.
Canon Steve Morgan, Rural Dean of Merthyr, is the alliance's chairman.
Now retired, he was archdeacon, rural dean and rector of St.
Father-of-three Rev Hough, rector of Gateshead Fell St John Church, had just been made Rural Dean of Gateshead.
He will leave his post as rector of the Avon River team and rural dean of Stonehenge in February prior to being licensed on March 5.
Among those attending were representatives from Cleveland Police, Middlesbrough councillor Ron Lowes, Middlesbrough Council's chief executive Ian Parker, the Rural Dean of Middlesbrough Dominic Black and Reverend Martin Ramsden.
The judge said Father Manning had extra duties as rural dean with responsibilities for schools, and knew Costello's accusations, though false, could cause him serious problems.
Before moving to Chester in 2002 he was a vicar in Birkenhead and Cheadle, and Rural Dean of Cheadle.
A REDDITCH clergyman has been appointed as the Rural Dean of Bromsgrove.

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