Burying Time Capsule

Burying Time Capsule
1859 - 150th Anniversary of Parish - 2009 (photo by Scott & Debbie Travers )

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Congratulations Rev. Andrew - new Regional Dean of PEI

     Bishop Sue is pleased to announce the appointment of Rev'd Andrew Mortimer as Regional Dean of Prince Edward Island.  Rev'd Andrew is replacing Rev'd Cathy Pharo who is moving to the Parish of Kentville, Nova Scotia.
     Congratulations Rev'd Andrew from your Parishioners - you'll do a great job!
     Who or what is the Regional Dean?  Here's a definition from Glossary of Anglican Clergy Titles ( http://www.tonyhj.ca/Priest/glossary_of_titles.html#regional_dean )

Regional Dean
a priest who has some pastoral and administrative oversight of a small group of parishes or congregations. This position has less weight than that of an archdeacon, so there can be several regional deans in an archdeacon’s area of responsibility. A regional dean is generally an Incumbent of one of the parishes in his or her “Deanery.” The titles “Rural Dean” and “District Dean” refer to exactly the same function. Of the three adjectives (“Rural,” “District” and “Regional”), “Rural Dean” is probably the oldest and the original version of this title, but it is falling out of use. The title of Regional Dean is not to be confused with Dean of a diocese.

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