Rural Deans, Area Deans and Lay Chairs


Rural Deans/Area Deans

Lay Chair


The Revd Mark Woodrow

The Revd Chris Giles (Assistant Rural Dean)



The Revd Chris Hood 

Dr Lynda Tempest

Gipping Valley

The Revd Daniel Harrison 

The Revd Sarah Jenkins

Mr Kevin Stanford


The Very Revd Jo Delfgou

The Revd Manette Crossman (Assistant Rural Dean)

Mrs Karin Norman-Butler

Hoxne and Hartismere

The Revd Canon Susan Loxton

The Revd Canon Eleanor Goodison (Assistant Rural Dean)

Mrs Mary Lewis


The Revd Charlotte Cook (Area Dean)

The Revd Tom Mumford (Assistant Area Dean)

The Revd Rachel Revely (Assistant Area Dean)

The Revd Canon Alan Forsdike (Assistant Area Dean)

Mrs Gill Jackson


The Revd Katherine Valentine

The Revd Dr Karen Burton (Assistant Rural Dean)

Mrs Jasmine Hobbs 


The Revd Canon Sharon Potter 

The Revd Peter Goodridge (Assistant Rural Dean)

Mr Steve Smith


The Revd Chris Davey 

The Revd Susan Taylor (Assistant Rural Dean)

Mr Alister Gourlay


The Revd Canon Chris Childs

The Revd Canon Sharron Coburn (Assistant Rural Dean)

Mr Simon Gash

Samford The Revd Jenny Seggar  Mr Brian Rogerson


The Revd Richard Finch

The Revd Sheila Hart (Assistant Rural Dean)

Mrs Elaine Hawes


The Revd Simon White (Acting)

The Revd Andrew Doarks (Assistant Rural Dean)

Mr David Lamming


The Revd Andy Miller

The Revd Lynda Sebbage (Assistant Rural Dean)


Waveney and Blyth

The Revd Josh Bailey

Mr George Fisher 


The Revd Giles Tulk

Mrs Mary Hare


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Further information and resources

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