This team of nine consists of the:
Area Dean and Assistant Area Dean(s)
Lay Chair, Secretary and Treasurer of Synod
Elected Lay and Clergy Representatives of Synod
Deanery Administrator, and up to two co-opted members.
The Deanery Synod is required to have a standing committee. The first Derby City Deanery Synod (held in September 2016) approved the proposal that our Deanery Leadership Team be the standing committee.
One of its functions is to prepare the agenda for Deanery Synod and conduct any business between meetings that is required.
It also has two other functions. First, as the Mission and Pastoral Committee of the Deanery, supporting parishes in vacancy and taking an overview of the needs for mission and ministry in the Deanery. It is also in a good position to deal with the legal issues as the new Deanery comes into being.
Second, it has the role of co-ordinating the mission of the church in the Deanery, supporting and developing the missional role of the Deanery. In this capacity, the Deanery Leadership Team will take a leading role in writing any Deanery Mission Action Plan.