Bruton and Cary Deanery Synod

Deanery Synod

Deanery Synod Representatives

The Deanery Synod normally meets three times a year to consider matters of interest to the parishes and to promote the whole mission of the Church in the Deanery. 

In 2022 the Deanery Synod plans to meet on the following dates:

Tuesday March 29th

Wednesday June 8th

Saturday September 3rd

and Thursday November 10th.

Each parish in the Deanery is entitled to elect one, two or three representatives to the Deanery Synod (depending on the number on the Church Electoral Roll).  Representatives are elected for three years and the next election will be in 2023.  Vacancies can be filled by election at your parish's Annual Parochial Church Meeting.  

Synod Representatives each parish

is entitled to elect to the 2020-2023

Deanery Synod.

June 2022 
Deanery Synod

Our June Deanery Synod was held at 7.30pm on Wednesday 8th June at North Barrow Village Hall.  This was our first in-person meeting since the beginning of the pandemic.  

The theme of the meeting was "Resourcing the Future of Ministry in our Deanery" and considered the planning for the future deployment of stipendiary clergy in the Deanery.  PowerPoints shown at the meeting can be downloaded below.   

The Agenda for the

June 2022 Deanery Synod

The Minutes of the

March 2022 Deanery Synod.

Deaneries Working

Together Leaflet

March 2022 
Deanery Synod

Due to the continuing concerns over the Coronavirus, our March 2022 Synod was again be held on Zoom at 7.30pm on Tuesday March 29th.  The Agenda can be downloaded by clicking on the icon to the right.

Our main speaker was Julia Hill, the Diocesan Head of Deanery and Parish Support, reflecting on the importance of Enabling Ministries in the local church.   

We also considered the Deanery's Annual Report for 2021 which can also be downloaded by clicking on the icon to the right.

Download the Agenda and Minutes

The Agenda for the

March 2022 Deanery Synod

The Minutes of the

March 2022 Deanery Synod.

Deanery Synod

Annual Report and

Accounts 2021

November 2021 
Deanery Synod

Due to the continuing concerns over the Coronavirus, our November Synod was held on Zoom at 7.30pm on Thursday November 4th.  The Agenda can be downloaded by clicking on the icon to the right.

Our main speaker was The Revd Andy Gray, the Diocesan Faith Sharing Enabler, who spoke about "Talking Jesus in the Rural Context".     

We also commissioned two new lay pioneers and heard from our Schools Chaplain.

Download the Agenda and Minutes

The Agenda for the

November 2021 Deanery Synod

The Minutes of the

November 2021 Deanery Synod.

Speaker's Presentation

June 2021 Synod.

June 2021 
Deanery Synod

Due to the continuing Coronavirus restrictions the June 2021 Deanery Synod was held on Zoom on Wednesday June 2nd.  After the opening worship led by Jay Greene, our Schools Chaplain, Wendy Hester, updated us on the work she has been doing in our three secondary schools.  

Our main speaker was The Revd Jane Chamberlain, the Head of Ministry for Mission in the Diocese, who helped explore what our churches may look like post-pandemic, focussing on the draft paper "Discerning Ministries - a Vision for Local Ministry" (a copy can be download by clicking on the icon opposite). 

A copy of Jane's presentation can be downloaded by clicking on the icon below and Minutes of the Meeting will be published when available.  

Download the Agenda and Minutes

The Agenda for the

June 2021 Deanery Synod

The Minutes of the

June 2021 Deanery Synod

Discerning Ministries - 

a vision for local ministry

Discerning Ministries - 

a guide for exploration

March 2021 

Deanery Synod

Due to the Coronavirus restrictions the March 2021 Deanery Synod on Tuesday March 2nd was held on Zoom.  The meeting elected the Deanery's Officers and Standing Committee for the remainder of this session.

The Synod also broke into small groups to discuss the following questions:  "What was one good thing about your Parish in the last year?"; "What are the future hopes and challenges for your Benefice?"; and "What do you think this year's Deanery focus should be?". 

See the Minutes of the meeting opposite for more details.

Download the Agenda and Minutes

The Agenda for the

March 2021 Deanery Synod

The Minutes of the

March 2021 Deanery Synod

Deanery Synod

Annual Report and

Accounts 2020

March 2020 

Deanery Synod

The March 2020 Deanery Synod met on Tuesday March 3rd in North Barrow Village Hall.  The speaker was Gary Watson, the Diocesan Giving and Funding Adviser.  We also welcomed the new Area Dean, Revd Kevin Rogers, and the new Assistant Area Dean, Revd Tristram Rae Smith.

Copies of the slides used in the Giving Review Presentation by Gary Watson can be downloaded below:

Download the Agenda and Minutes

The Agenda for the

March 2020 Deanery Synod

The Minutes of the

March 2020 Deanery Synod

Deanery Synod

Annual Report and

Accounts 2019

Diocesan Synod Reports

July and October 2019

November 2019 

Deanery Synod

The November 2019 Deanery Synod met on Tuesday November 12th in Wincanton Methodist Church.  The speaker was Jay Greene, a General Synod Member and a Church Commissioner.

 

Copies of the Powerpoint presentations on the General Synod and on the Church Commissioners produced by Jay Greene can be downloaded opposite.

 

 

 

Download the Agenda and Minutes

The Agenda for the

November Deanery Synod

The Minutes of the

November Deanery Synod

Powerpoint Presentation on the General Synod

 

Powerpoint Presentation on the Church Commissioners

July 2019 Deanery Synod

Download the Agenda and Minutes

The July Deanery Synod took place on Thursday July 4th in Wincanton Methodist Church and was a summer celebration of the Deanery.  

The Agenda for the

July Deanery Synod

The Minutes of the

July Deanery Synod

 
 
 
 
 
 

Download the Agenda and Minutes

 

February 2019 

Deanery Synod

The February Deanery Synod met on Wednesday February 27th in Wincanton Methodist Church.  The speaker was James Fox-Robinson, the Diocesan Prayer and Spirituality Enabler who addressed the question of "What is Spirituality?"  

Download the Agenda and Minutes

The Agenda for the

February Deanery Synod

The Minutes of the

February Deanery Synod

For details of the Deanery Synod meetings

held in 2018 click the button below: