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Amersham Deanery

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Our principal towns are Amersham, Beaconsfield, Chalfont St Peter and Chesham.


Deanery Treasurer Julie Dziegiel made Honorary Lay Canon

Former-chartered accountant Julie Dziegiel has racked up more voluntary hours serving her local church and the Diocese of Oxford than even she can count. An accountant for many years, Julie has turned her skills and expertise to the benefit of the church since 2002 when she became treasurer at her local church. In recognition of her distinguished service to the church, Julie was installed as an honorary lay canon during a service at Christ Church Cathedral in Oxford on Sunday 27th January.

The awards recognise the dedication of lay and ordained people to the Diocese of Oxford and the wider church across a variety of areas of ministry and mission. This includes roles supporting theological education in the worldwide Anglican Communion, the deaf and hard of hearing in the diocese, and community organising and church growth.

Since 2002, Julie has taken on numerous roles offering her sage financial advice and having an impact on policy right up to national level. As well as serving her local parish, Julie became treasurer of the Deanery of Amersham in 2010. She joined the General Synod in the same year and is also an ex-officio member of the Bishop’s Council. The Archbishop’s Council finance committee has benefitted from her input as well as the Inter Diocesan Finance Forum.

Speaking on her installation as honorary lay canon, Julie said: “There are people who work just as hard doing stuff that is just as important, who do not get these honours. I am not unusual, what I do is unusual because of my skills, but the fact that people do as much as I do is not unusual. 

“I am delighted, possibly a little bemused but it is lovely. What I do is, I wait for the Lord to put work on my desk and then I get on with it. Not only does he give me things to do, he makes me fascinated by them.”

Julie, who lives in Chesham, was also part of the national church steering committee which worked on the recent Cathedrals Measure. More recently as vice chairman of the Oxford Diocese Board of Finance, Julie chaired the parish share review group and continues as vice chairman of the Board.

February 2024

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The Deanery Synod is a meeting of elected lay church members and clergy from the Deanery, meeting four times a year to discuss topics such as:
We elect members to the Diocesan Synod and so to the General Synod where major debates and decisions are made regarding national church life.  The Standing Committee welcomes suggestions for topics and speakers.