Synod Elections 2021


This year, elections are being held for people to join both the Diocesan Synod and the General Synod

A synod is an assembly of elected representatives at either a local (diocesan) level or national (general) level. It includes both clergy and lay members. 

Anyone who attends church in the diocese can be nominated as a lay member and we are keen to receive nominations from as wide a range of people as possible. 

Nominations have now closed for the Diocesan Synod, the decision-making and governance body for the Diocese of Bristol. 

Nominations for the General Synod, the decision-making and governance body for the whole of the Church of England, are open from 30 July–8 September 2021.

Standing for General Synod 

Nominations for General Synod are now open and you can find out more about standing for election here