Diocesan Synod

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.

You will find papers and agenda for diocesan meetings below.

18 November 2023

Diocesan Synod Agenda

20230610 - Diocesan Synod Minutes

Diocesan Synod Standing Order

Briefing note on changes to Synod Standing Orders

CPR Scheme for The Well BMO

Bishop's Council Report November 2023

Diocesan Synod Election Formula 2024-2027

Budget 2024

Amending Canon 42 Instrument of Enactment

Amending Canon 42

General Synod Report July 2023

10 June 2023

Diocesan Synod Agenda

Draft Diocesan Synod Minutes - 18 March 2023

Bishop's Council Report June 2023

2022 Safeguarding Annual Report 

Hidden Disability Scheme 

Election of Chair of BDBF

BDBF Report 2022

18 March 2023

Diocesan Synod Agenda

Draft Diocesan Synod Minutes - 19 Nov 2022

General Synod Report

TC.T Governance

Slides for TC.T Governance

Carbon Net Zero Budget and 2 Year Plan

Bishops Mission Orders in the Diocese of Bristol

Bishop's Council Report March 2023

CRR Scheme for Hazelnut Community Farm BMO

19 March 2022

Bishop Viv's address

Agenda download

Directions to Holy Trinity, Bradley Stoke download

Draft TCT Strategy Word Doc download, PDF download

BSC Synod Proposal download

General Synod report download

Bishop's Council, Directors, DMPC Report download

CRR Scheme for St Nicholas Bristol download

CRR Scheme for Pattern Church download

The Vacancy in See Committees Regulation 1993 download

DBE Scheme and Terms of Reference download

13 November 2021

Agenda download

Bishop's Council report download

General Synod report April 2021 download

Amendment to Standing Order 12 download

Education Report Nov 2021 download

Environment and Climate Justice Report Nov 2021 download

Transforming Church. Together – Vision Building Blocks download

Budget 2022 download

Bishop Viv's address

Meeting report download

Question time download

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.

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