The Rules of the Deanery of Guernsey were made by the Deanery Synod on the 2nd April 1993 and amended on the 10th June 1997, 19th May 1998, 20th April 1999, 28th November 2006 and 1st December 2011 under powers conferred upon it by The Channel Islands (Representation) Measure, 1931, as amended, and the said Rules and the amendments thereto subsequently received the approval of the Lord Bishop of Winchester.
Deanery Administration and Governance
The Dean of Guernsey is the senior priest in the Deanery. He fulfils the roles of archdeacon, rural dean and Bishop’s commissary and is the judge of the Ecclesiastical Court of the Bailiwick of Guernsey. He is assisted by a Vice-Dean.
The Deanery Synod is made up as follows:
House of Clergy
All rectors, vicars and priests-in-charge;
All licensed clergy
Two representatives of clergy who hold the Bishop’s permission to officiate.
House of Laity
Lay Members of General Synod resident in Guernsey
Three elected representatives from each parish in the Deanery