The Biggleswade deanery is part of the diocese of St Albans in the Church of England. It’s partly rural, has an active synod, and maintains a tradition of joint worship.

The deanery runs along the A1 Great North Road between Biggleswade in the south and Eaton Socon in the north.

The three large parishes are on this axis, with the smaller parishes lying on either side between the outskirts of Bedford in the west and the border with Ely diocese on the road to Cambridge in the east. The smaller parishes are formed into benefices of three or four parishes.

The three benefices to the west area form the Ivel Group of parishes. Despite the rural image of the deanery, seventy percent of the population live in towns which are increasingly becoming dormitories, with residents working elsewhere taking advantage of the excellent communications afforded by the A1, the East Coast Main Line (with fast services to London) and the good road links with both Bedford and Cambridge.

The parishes that are part of this deanery and the next meetings of the Synod, Standing Committee, and the Mission and Pastoral Committee can be found here: