|Archdeacon Stephen Rowe and Regional Dean Christine Rowe|
In the diocesan hierarchy, clergy couple Christine and Stephen Rowe have switched roles. The Rev. Christine Rowe, formerly Archdeacon of Burrard, moved from her post as rector of
The Ven. Stephen Rowe, has stayed in the same parish as rector of the Church of the Epiphany in
The diocese is divided into ten deaneries of from 5 to 11 parishes each. Regional Deans are recommended by the clergy in the deanery and, after a Synod Advisory Committee reviews the recommendation, Bishop Michael Ingham may appoint them to a two year term, and can reappoint them twice.
The bishop directly appoints the dioceses five archdeacons, one for every two deaneries, to five year terms. They can be reappointed several times, and receive the special title Venerable. In general, the regional deans convey clergy concerns to the bishop, and the archdeacons help the bishop administer the diocese.
Filling the vacancy created by Stephen Rowes appointment is Regional Dean Michael McGee, rector of St. Helens,
Annette Savage this month will take a week off from her duties as treasurer at St. Oswalds, Port Kells, Surrey, to travel to