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Diocesan Synod


For details on the Synod on 12 October please click here.

For details on the Synod on 8 June please click here.

For details on the Synod on 16 March please click here.


What is Diocesan Synod?

This 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. Diocesan Synod:

  • 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.

Next Diocesan Synod Date:

  • 14 March 2020 | Suffolk One
  • 20 June 2020
  • 3 October 2020

General Downloads

Individual contact details are available from the diocesan website directory for those that have given consent.