Jersey Deanery is now formally attached to the Diocese of Salisbury, after the two Orders in Council were registered by the Royal Court in Jersey on Friday 2 September. This follows Her Majesty the Queen's approval of the legislation on 19 July.
Bishop Stephen said:
"I am delighted that the Deanery of Jersey is now legally attached to Salisbury and part of the family of the Diocese. We have, of course, been working closely together in the day to day life of the Church since last October but I am now looking forward to my first official visit to the Island, meeting people from all walks of life, together with the Island authorities, as well as working in partnership with the Dean and the wider Church. We also look forward to Guernsey completing its work and the Order in Council being approved for its transfer this Autumn"
The Dean of Jersey. Very Reverend Mike Keirle said,
"This has been a long journey for us all and it was very gratifying to be present as the Order in Council was registered in the Royal Court. We look forward to welcoming
Bishop Stephen to the Island in due course and developing our friendship further with the wider Diocese On behalf of the Deanery of Jersey, I would like to thank all
those involved in this process, as well as the Dioceses of Winchester and Canterbury for their pastoral care and support over the years"