The Venerable Paul Bryer

Archdeacon of Dorking/Good Shepherd Trust Director

Paul trained as a  Secondary School Teacher and taught in schools in West Sussex and Surrey before ordination beckoned. After serving as a priest in a number of parishes for over 20 years Paul joined the Bishop’s Senior Staff Team in 2014 as Archdeacon of Dorking.

With a passion for education, Paul has been a Guildford Diocesan Schools Inspector, a member of several Governing Bodies across a range of schools,  and is currently a member of the  Diocesan Board of Education.

Paul is married to Fiona who also works for the Diocese of Guildford in the Bishop of Guildford’s Office, and has three children in their twenties as well as an energetic Springer Spaniel named Badger!


Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Romans 12:2

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