Bishop's Council

Under the constitution of the Diocesan Synod, Bishop's Council has the following functions:

  • To plan the business of the Synod, to prepare the agenda for its sessions and to circulate to members information about matters for discussion;
  • To initiate proposals for action by the Synod and to advise it on matters of policy;
  • To advise the President on any matter;
  • Subject to the directions of the Synod, to transact the business of the Synod when the Synod is not in session;
  • Subject to the directions of the Synod, to appoint members of committees or nominate individuals for election to committees;
  • To carry out such functions as the Synod may delegate to it

The Bishop’s Council also acts as the Diocesan Mission and Pastoral Committee fulfilling the following functions;

  • Reviewing arrangements for pastoral supervision and care in the diocese
  • Policy with regard to church buildings no longer required for regular public worship.
  • Preparing proposals including pastoral schemes for making better provision for the cure of souls in the diocese having regard for the finances of the diocese


Meeting dates for 2017

Please note the following Bishop's Council dates for 2017. Locations will be updated in due course.

  • Friday 27 - Saturday 28 January 2017
  • Thursday 16 March 2017
  • Thursday 27 April 2017
  • Thursday 20 July 2017
  • Wednesday 20 September 2017
  • Wednesday 29 November 2017

Meeting dates from 2016

  • Friday 29-Saturday 30 January 2016 (residential)
  • Thursday 12 May 2016
  • Thursday 21 July 2016
  • Thursday 22 September 2016
  • Thursday 17 November 2016

Minutes and Summaries

Minutes from previous Bishop's Council meetings can be downloaded here.

Paul Evans

Diocesan Secretary

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Sheena Bridgman

PA to Diocesan Secretary

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