The parishes of the deanery are each served by clergy, churchwardens, parochial church council members, volunteers and others who give enormous energy, dedication and kindness in the service of others. Please click here for a list of parish clergy.
Fr Philip Chester, Area Dean & Vicar of St Matthew, Westminster. The Area Dean is an officer of the Bishop who has a particular pastoral role in supporting clergy. The Area Dean is also involved in caring for parish churches which are in interregnum (that is, currently without a parish priest). Additionally, Philip jointly chairs the Deanery Synod and its Standing Committee.
David Richards, Lay Chairman is elected by the House of Laity of the Deanery Synod as joint chair, serving alongside the Area Dean.
Fr Matthew Catterick, Chapter Clerk & Clerical Secretary provides support to the Clergy Chapter of the Deanery and is secretary to the House of Clergy of the Deanery Synod. The Clergy Chapter consists of all clergy licensed in the Deanery.
Margery Roberts, Lay Secretary is the secretary to the House of Laity of the Deanery Synod.
Raymond Prentice, The Deanery Treasurer is the elected financial representative of the Deanery Synod, with a role in Area grants & loans, common fund and raising money for church schools.
The Revd John Hicks, Head of Burdett-Coutts School, Westminster is the principal education officer of the Deanery Synod.
The Archdeacon of Charing Cross, the Venerable Dr William Jacob, Rector of St Giles-in-the-Fields. The Archdeacon's role is to assist the Bishop and to support worship, mission, clergy and church communities throughout Westminster. He is also responsible for practical and legal matters, including finance, clergy housing and the reordering of church interiors - all as an experienced priest. Bill additionally holds diocesan-wide responsibilities for the safeguarding of children and ministry to deaf people as well as chairing the Finance Committee of the Diocese of London.
The Area Director of Development & Training for the Two Cities supports clergy in continuing their development following their completion of initial post-ordination training.
The Revd Rosemary Lain-Priestley, Dean of Women's Ministry for the Two Cities ensures that the gifts of women clergy are fully recognised and used.
The Revd Mary Spredbury, Finance Advisor for Charing Cross and Kensington supports parishes in finance matters and stewardship, as well as having a role in managing finances for the Two Cities.
A full list of advisors for the Two Cities is available here.