Synod was held on Zoom Saturday 14 October, and the key focus was on Clergy Care and Wellbeing, and following a discussion in small groups, the Synod voted to adopt the Church of England's Covenant for Clergy Wellbeing. Key points are:
Church of England’s Covenant for Clergy Wellbeing:
- The Church of England is part of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church, worshipping the one true God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. It professes the faith uniquely revealed in the Holy Scripture and set forth in the catholic creeds, which faith the Church is called upon to proclaim afresh in every generation.
- In its formularies, the Church of England recognises that God calls some to serve as deacons, priests and bishops to build up and equip the whole People of God.
- Conscious that such a calling is both a privilege and a demand, we commit together to promote the welfare of our clergy and their households.
- We undertake to work together to coordinate and improve our approach to clergy care and wellbeing so that the whole Church may flourish in the service of the mission of God.
Other topics included the budget, updates from DAC, Safeguarding and Net Zero Carbon.
Videos from Diocesan Synod:
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