Diocesan Synods


Diocesan Synods

Every diocese has its own Diocesan Synod which consists of the bishops and archdeacons and elected laity and clergy.

Its role

  • consider matters affecting the Church of England in the diocese;
  • act as a forum for debate of Christian opinion on matters of religious or public interest;
  • formulates diocesan policy on a wide range of issues;
  • advise the bishop where requested;
  • deal with matters referred by General Synod;
  • votes the funding of stipends and administration to be raised from the parishes.

You can download a copy of the Diocesan Synod and Standing Orders by clicking here.

Diocesan Synods Dates and Minutes

Further details on future Diocesan Synod dates can be found in the calendar section on the website.

Diocesan Synod papers are issued from the Diocesan office by Sheena Bridgman. Please contact Sheena via email here if you have any queries.


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