How Huyton Deanery Is Organised

Between 2018 and 2021 we undertook a review of how we organise ourselves, set priorities and make decisions. This led to the establishment of a Deanery Leadership Team, a Deanery Academy (operated across multiple locations) to deliver a range of high quality training opportunities, the creation of two new roles Lay Dean and Pastoral Dean and a new two tier grant fund for resourcing discipleship and other missional projects as part of a deanery wide strategy.  We also made the decision to move to a deanery-wide method of setting within ourselves, what was formally known as parish share. Contributions to Deanery Share are now agreed between the parishes and the leadership team, and these are reviewed annually using a completely new formula. 


Since the introduction of this new system Huyton Deanery and its churches has met 100% of its operating costs (supported by an external grant from the national church) - correct as of February 2024.  Sustainability has required some difficult decision making including reducing the number of clergy, merging parishes and reducing the amount of buildings, but at every step we have tried to do this by consensus and thorough consultation, as evidenced in our detailed 'roadmaps' (click here for an example ) which the leadership team used to ensure the process for making was as fair as possible whilst keeping within the required time constraints.



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