15 August 2021
|Parish Letter from the Revd Martha Weatherill
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
I am your new Rural Dean.
A Rural Dean is appointed by the bishop to coordinate, encourage and assist the clergy and parishes in the deanery.
As we begin a new phase in the life of the Deanery, we have worked together to produce a Deanery Prayer which I have included in this short letter. My vision is for a deeply prayerful Deanery as we further seek to know, love and follow Jesus in our churches and communities.
May I please encourage you to join me in the Deanery prayer and also to encourage others to pray for our Deanery.
Yours in Christ
Revd Martha Grace Weatherill
Deanery of Chichester Prayer
Almighty and most Merciful Father,
Build up your people in this Deanery of Chichester, we pray:
give to our clergy the needful gifts of your grace, and revive our churches
May we seek to work together within this household of faith,
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord
who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit
One God, now and forever.
We also have a new Deanery Website: www.chichesterdeanery.org