Dean of Jersey

Dean Mike has been the Dean of Jersey since September 2017. He is the senior Anglican priest in the Island and has responsibility for leading and supporting the mission and ministry of our parishes and developing and strengthening our link with the wider Church of England. Mike previously lived on Guernsey for 14 years where he was a Vice Dean and Rector of St. Martin’s.

The Dean of Jersey is an ex-officio member of the States of Jersey Assembly (Jersey’s parliament) and is able to speak in debates, although he does not have a vote. He is also Chaplain to the States Assembly members. He attends each sitting and opens the States Assembly with prayer (in French).

He is regarded as the Senior representative of the faith communities and, as part of the established Church in the Island, has a significant public and civic role in the public square. He is also titular Rector of St. Helier Parish Church, although this is largely delegated to an Associate Rector.

The Dean also presides over the Ecclesiastical Court, which is itself part of the Royal Court of Jersey. The Court deals with Ecclesiastical matters, swears in Notaries Public, issues faculties for work to the fabric in churches and deals with Clergy Discipline.

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