The Wider Church

The Deanery and Diocese

The parish of Saint Wilfrid’s is part of the Church of England. It is within the Southwell and Nottingham Diocese and is part of the Gedling Deanery.

The Church of England has more than 12,000 parishes and an average attendance of more than 1 million people each week. Southwell and Nottingham diocese has 263 parishes and an average weekly attendance of more than 18,000 people.

Our Diocesan Bishop is the Rt Revd Paul Williams. He is assisted by a Suffragan bishop, the Rt Revd Tony Porter and two Archdeacons. The Venerable Sarah Clark is Archdeacon of Nottingham area and the Venerable David Picken is Archdeacon for Newark area.

The diocese is governed by the Bishop through Bishop’s Council and the Diocesan Synod.

The Deanery also has a Deanery Synod. Three members of St Wilfrid’s church and the clergy are members of the Deanery Synod. The Deanery Synod elects members to the Diocesan Synod.

Further information about the Diocese can be found at www.southwell.anglican.org

Information about the Church of England can be found at www.cofe.anglican.org

Cluster

A cluster is an informal arrangement between neighbouring parishes to share some of the work, ministry and mission together in order to make best use of resources. Saint Wilfrid’s is clustered with the parishes of Woodborough, Oxton, Epperstone, Gonalston, Burton Joyce, Lowdham and Lambley.

We meet on the last Sunday of the month at 6pm around the churches to pray together for our villages and for our ministry together.

Churches Together in Calverton

St. Wilfrid’s enjoys good relations with the Baptist, Methodist and Roman Catholic churches in the village. There is ministry and lay representation on a ‘Calverton Churches Together’ group that organises regular joint services. These are held both in member churches. Some community, outreach and schools work is shared with other churches in the village. The joint Calverton Churches Together choir puts on a production every year and regularly sings at the church services.