What is a Deanery?
A deanery is a regional cluster of parishes within a diocese, working together on common ministries and headed by a dean. The deanery has the role of fostering mutual support between its parishes, joint planning of key elements of pastoral life and mission, and sharing of resources. The dean provides leadership in the deanery in the implementation of the Jesus Communion Mission vision and priorities promulgated by the Archbishop following Synod.
Across the Archdiocese of Brisbane there are 109 parishes that are grouped into 13 geographical deaneries. The 13 deans meet regularly with the Archbishop, the two Auxiliary Bishops and the Moderator.
What constitutes the Central Deanery?
The Central Deanery is comprised of ten parishes - Bowen Hills, Buranda, Cathedral, Dorrington, Dutton Park, Jubilee Catholic Community, Lutwyche, New Farm, South Brisbane and St John's Wood-The Gap. The Very Rev Fr Anthony Mellor is the Dean of the Central Deanery.
Click here to view Census Data for the Deanery as at 2006
Central Deanery, as part of the Archdiocese of Brisbane, embraces the Archdiocesan
"Jesus Communion Mission" vision. more >
We are Catholics who:
- Embrace the person and vision of Jesus
- Build Communion with God and others
- Engage in Christ's Mission in our world