In case you’re wondering where the churches are that make up the deaneries, well, I can help you with the Western deanery. Here’s an image I made when I became the dean in November, partly as a possible graphic element for a letterhead, but mostly as an exercise to help me learn the geography of the deanery. Even though I was brought up in Hyson Green parish, I’d been away from the area so long that I’d forgotten most of it.
For those who are interested in the technicalities, I first used Google maps to find the churches, placing a marker on each church. I then copied the resulting image and pasted it into gimp, creating a new layer on top where I added the dots and names. Then I deleted the bottom layer, pasted in a resized version of the Diocesan crest, and adjusted that newest layer’s transparency.
Would someone like to have a go at doing the same for the Eastern Deanery? Or, better still, a combined map for both deaneries?