Mercia Deanery is the southernmost Deanery in the Diocese of Derby. We stretch down as far as Croxall and up to Elvaston. Our Parishes are a mix of Rural and Market Town and Developing Industrial communities. There are 33 churches and 30 parishes in the Deanery.

Within our borders we have the historic churches of Melbourne and Repton. There have been archeological digs at Repton’s vicarage that have uncovered Viking activity.. very exciting!


Acting Area Dean:  Revd Mike Firbank, Vicar of St George and St Mary, Church Gresley

Assistant Area Dean with responsibility for Chapter: Revd Steve Short, Rector of Melbourne, Ticknall, Smisby and Stanton-by-Bridge 

Assistant Warden of Readers: Vacant

Deanery Administrator:  Debbie Patrick 


Deanery Synod Leadership Team 

Lay Chair: Maggie Fenby-Taylor, from St George, Ticknall 

Treasurer: Liz Ballinger, of St Mark, Winshill 

Lay member:  

Secretary: Debbie Patrick, member of St Peter, Hartshorne 


The benefices of: 

Seale and Lullington with Coton-in-the-Elms 
Walton-on-Trent with Croxall, Rosliston with Linton and Castle Gresley (including Catton)  
Foremark and Repton with Newton Solney 
Stapenhill (including Caldwell) 
Stapenhill Immanuel 
Swadlincote and Hartshorne
Winshill and Bretby
Aston-on-Trent, Elvaston, Weston-on-Trent and Shardlow, Barrow-upon-Trent with Twyford and Swarkestone 
Melbourne, Ticknall, Smisby and Stanton-by-Bridge

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Mercia Deanery Synod dates 2022

Thursday, 7 April 2022
Thursday, 14 July 2022
Thursday, 10 November 2022


Mercia Deanery Chapter meetings 2022

13 January 2022 – 10.30am - 12.30am – Venue to be arranged
17 February 2022 - 10.30am-12.30pm - Hartshorne, St Peters

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