The Bishop of Bristol, Rt Revd Vivienne Faull, is pleased to announce that Jeremy Andrew has been appointed Area Dean of Kingswood and South Glos.
Jeremy has the been vicar in Warmley, Bitton and Syston since 2014 and before that was the vicar of four rural churches in the Diocese of Truro whilst also being the Diocesan Director of Ordinands. Over the last eight months, he has been working as the Advisor for Ministry Development and continued to be an Assistant Director of Ordinands.
Jeremy grew up in Bristol and went to St Mary Redcliffe School. He went on to complete an engineering apprenticeship, first with Yate Foundry Ltd and then British Aerospace Plc. After theological college in Durham, Jeremy served his curacy in Newquay in Cornwall and his first incumbency in Perranporth, just along the coast.
Jeremy is married to Rachel and they have two daughters, a son and a granddaughter.
Jeremy said: “I am pleased and excited to be invited to serve the church as Area Dean for Kingswood and South Gloucestershire and I look forward to supporting and encouraging our deanery clergy and churches in ministry and mission together.”There are seven deaneries in the Diocese of Bristol. Area Deans play a key role in helping resource parishes as they implement the diocesan vision and priorities, as well as reporting to the Bishop on any significant matters arising from their churches.
Bishop Viv said: “I am delighted to appoint Jeremy as Area Dean of Kingswood and South Glos. He has faithfully served the Diocese for the last five years, both as an incumbent and as part of the Diocesan Support Services and I look forward to working alongside him in his new role. Please do continue to remember him in your prayers as he steps into this post.”