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
10 June 2023
18 March 2023
Directions to Holy Trinity, Bradley Stoke 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
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
Meeting report download
Question time download
Previous Diocesan Synod reports can be found here.