Diocesan Synod is the democratically elected decision-making body of the diocese. Its membership is comprised both clergy and laity, representing the 18 deaneries in the diocese. Synod members are elected for a period of three years, beginning on 1 August in the year of their election.
- Considers issues concerning the Church of England and makes provisions for such matters in relation to the diocese.
- Considers and expresses its opinion on any other matters of religious or public interest.
- Advises the Bishop on any matters on which he may consult the Synod.
- Considers and expresses opinion on any matters referred to it by the General Synod – the ruling body of the Church of England – and in particular approves or disapproves provisions referred to Diocesan Synod under Article 8 of the General Synod Constitution.
Downloads from recent meetings
- Synod Summary November 2016 | webpage
- Presidential Address November 2016 | PDF
- family@church Presentation | PPTX
- Pettistree Friday Service | PPTX
- Synod Summary June 2016 | webpage
- Presidential Address June 2016 | PDF