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 in 2018

  • 26th April
  • 12th July
  • 26th September
  • 29th November
  • 25th/26th January 2019

Meeting dates from 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

Minutes and Summaries

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

For more information on Bishop's Council, please contact either contact below.

  • Paul Evans, Diocesan Secretary, T: 01353 652702, E: Email
  • Sheena Bridgman, PA to Diocesan Secretary, T: 01353 652703, E: Email