The historic Church of St. Peter and St. Paul is the Parish Church of Deddington. It is open daily from 8:30am to 5pm.
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When do we get a new Vicar?
Everybody is asking when we will get a new vicar, and most express surprise at
the length of the process. So here is a summary of what has been done so far, and
what still has to be done. Two meetings have already been held. The first was a
joint meeting of Deddington and Barford PCCs, chaired by the Rev Jeff West, our
area dean, to elect two representatives from each PCC to take part in the selection
process, and to discuss the benefice and candidate profiles. The benefice profile
describes the two parishes in some detail, location, facilities, shops, schools, bus
routes and a whole host of other things, so that an applicant has some of idea of
what he or she might be coming into. The candidate profile describes what we
want in a vicar. The second meeting was attended by the elected representatives,
Cubby Brett, Tony Elvidge, George Fenemore and Iain Gillespie together with the
Rev Charles Chadwick, the diocesan Parish Development Advisor (PDA) and Dan
Maharry, the Deddington PCC Secretary. This meeting was to fine tune the profiles
with the help of the PDA. Dan Maharry has been writing and revising the profiles
throughout this process, and has put a lot of hard work into them. They are now
pretty well ready for the next stage, and the timetable is laid out below:
Sep 4: Both PCCs meet the patrons of the benefice to offer them the profiles for
their approval. The patrons will be represented by a canon from the Chapter of the
Royal Chapel at Windsor, and by the Archdeacon of Dorchester, the Venerable Judy
French. The Area Dean and the lay chair of the Deddington Deanery Synod may also
be in attendance.
Sep 19 & 26: Advertise in Church Times
Oct 29: Closing date for applications
Nov 3: Short listing meeting
Nov 19: Interviews
So a new vicar could be appointed by the end of November. However it is anticipated
that he or she would have to give three months’ notice to his or her present
parish, and so it would be the beginning of March, at the earliest, that we
might expect to have a new incumbent in post. Two final points, the parish representatives
have the final word on the appointment, in other words neither the patrons,
nor anyone else can impose an unwanted incumbent on us, and, secondly, if
we do not find a suitable candidate we have to start the process all over again!
Iain Gillespie and George Fenemore
Commemorating the start of the First World War
Friends of Deddington Church
Floodlight Sponsorship Scheme
Why not celebrate or commemorate a special occasion or loved one's anniversary by sponsoring our beautiful and spectacular Church floodlighting? The cost is £25.00 per whole week's illumination and your details will be acknowledged on Church notice boards, Deddington online and in parish publications (or you may wish to remain anonymous).
For further details please contact Julie Goodman on 01869 338829 or email email@example.com Sponsorship forms are available from St Peter and St Paul Church, Deddington or can be downloaded here.
FODC thanks the Deddington Parish Council for their 50% subsidy of the floodlighting costs.
Patrons of the Living are the Dean & Chapter of Windsor and the Bishop of Oxford jointly.
The Parish Church is also an important focal point for a variety of village activities such as choral and orchestral concerts, drama productions, music workshops, craft fairs and markets. Its amenities - including modern kitchen, disabled, ladies and gentlemen's toilets, a loop system for the hard of hearing - make it ideal for such purposes.
Refreshments are usually available at all such functions as well as after every 10.30am Sunday service.
For the archive of recorded services since Autumn 2009 please click here.