Who We Are

Deanery Leadership Team

The Revd Canon Janet Binns

Area Dean

The Revd Canon Janet Binns

Area Dean Assistant & Administrator

Judy Giles

Javed

Lay Chair

Javed Gill

Chris Ferris

Associate Area Dean

Chris Ferris

Deanery Treasurer

Sheila Warburton

Deanery Committees

Our large Deanery is made up of four geographical groups. Clergy in all the groups work together, and the Deanery is moving forward as we encourage laity to work in and support the group ministries. Our four parish groups include:

The Mission and Pastoral Committee is the leadership team for the Deanery, and consists of the following people:

David Shields

Julie Shields

Revd Natasha Brady

Nikki Jefferies

Revd Robert Gooding

Sheila Warburton

Steve Dass

Sue Sampson 

Teresa Carter

The Finance & Standing Committee

is the executive arm of the deanery, it assists in advancing the mission of the deanery, and consists of the following people:

David Shields

John Wheatley

Sheila Warburton

Teresa Carter

Deanery Synod Secretary – Steve Dass

The Revd Canon Janet Binns

The Revd Canon Janet Binns

Area Dean, Burnham and Slough Deanery

Janet is married to Glen, they have two daughters and two granddaughters. After dedicating many years to a career in the banking industry, Janet felt a calling to ordained ministry whilst at St Peter’s church Maidenhead. Janet’s role in the parish included serving as treasurer, she also played an active role in running a Bible study group. With 16 years of since her ordination, Janet previously held the position of Rector of St Nicholas Church Hedsor and St Mark’s Bourne End before taking up the role of Area Dean in this Deanery. Beyond her spiritual journey, Janet is a passionate runner who has completed several marathons, including London and the five major world marathons. Her love of running fuels her energy and commitment to the challenges of ministry. 

Judy Giles

Area Dean Assistant and Deanery Administrator

Judy is married to Brian and has one son. She has been a Christian for over 25 years. She has worked in marketing and communications before deciding to retire. Prior to joining the Deanery team she worked as church administrator for 3 years at St Paul’s in Slough.  Since leaving there in 2021 she has been enjoying time with her family and catching up on her interests which include walking her dogs, travelling with her husband, catching up on the list of books she’s wanted to read and helping out at the local Foodshare.

Javed

Javed Gill

Lay Chair

Javed has recently been appointed as our Lay Chair. He is a member of St Paul’s Slough where he is actively involved in the church and promoting the pastoral commitments of the parish.

Chris Ferris

Associate Area Dean

Chris has been the Team Rector of Langley Marish since 2021. He is married to Hannah and has two teenage children. Chris trained for ordination at Trinity College, Bristol and has served in Kent, Hackney and north London before moving to Slough. Chris is originally from Northern Ireland, was brought up on the Isle of Man and worked for Marks and Spencer and a L’arche Community before ordination. He is passionate about building intergenerational church communities where people from all backgrounds can meet with Jesus.

Sheila Warburton

Deanery Treasurer

Sheila has held the position of Treasurer for the deanery for several years. She is a member of the parish of Burnham.