Diocesan Synod


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Diocesan Synod is the governance body for the diocese, which formulates diocesan policy, assists the Bishops and their staff to support and oversee the work and mission of the diocese, approves the budget, and debates important local and national issues affecting the church. Diocesan Synod considers matters referred from the General Synod, Deanery Synods, PCCs and from individual synod members.

Meetings are held three times a year, providing a system of democratic representation and accountability.

Synod is comprised of three houses: bishops, clergy and laity who meet and vote together, although on some issues they vote separately.

Papers and agenda for Diocesan Synod meeting 12 June 2021

Agenda download

Bishop's Council report download

General Synod report April 2021 download

Safeguarding Annual Report 2020 download

Review of Diocesan Synod 2018–2021 download

BDBF Report & FS 2020 download

Previous Diocesan Synod reports can be found here.