Category: York

Ros Brewer

Ros Brewer a member of the National Deaneries Network Team since 2010.

I am a widow, blessed with two married sons and three wonderful granddaughters. My working life was as a nursing sister and nurse practitioner in general practice.

I have been Lay Chair since 2002 and now Lay Dean in the very proactive Deanery of Scarborough in the Diocese of York.

A member of General Synod since 2010, a member of Archbishop’s Council and Vice Chair of the Diocesan Mission and Pastoral Committee. I also serve the Diocese in other committees including the recent work of ‘Developing our Deaneries’ and see deaneries as a gift to encourage and grow the mission and message of Jesus Christ to all.

It is a joy to be part of the Fresh Expressions Team in Scarborough, a Trustee of ‘Westway Open Arms’ a Christian Social Action Centre which continues to nurture those new to faith and provides sanctuary and help to those in need.

I am privileged as a Spiritual Director to walk alongside those on their faith journey and a member of the team delivering the SPIDIR Course in York Diocese.

Deaneries’ Celebration Service

The Area Deans and Lay Deans of the 21 Deaneries making up the Diocese of York will be anointed by Archbishop Sentamu during a service celebrating the renewed life of our Deaneries in York Minster at 5.15pm on the 23rd September.

All Deanery Synod members are invited to the service which celebrates the new vision adopted for every Deanery this year; to be “a local network of churches, inspiring, influencing and leading mission and ministry,” committed to enabling mission, resourcing ministry and supporting relationships.

The Archbishop will preside and preach at the service, which will be a celebration of what God is doing amongst us, to commission all Synod members including those who make up the Deanery Leadership Teams, for the work ahead and specifically to anoint the Lay and Area Deans as they embrace their new roles.

“There’s a sense of hope and expectation that is growing for the new direction which our deaneries are taking,” says Andy Broom, Archdeacon of the East Riding and Chair of ‘Developing our Deaneries’.

“We recognise that God is at work amongst us in new ways and we wish to celebrate this. I hope that all members of Deanery Synods can join us for this special occasion as we mark this new Chapter in the life of our deaneries.”

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