Bishop's Council

The Bishop’s Council is the standing committee of Diocesan Synod, with the following remit:

  • To plan the business of the Diocesan Synod
  • To initiate proposals for action by the Diocesan Synod and to advise it on matters of policy
  • To advise the Bishop on any matters which he may refer to it
  • Subject to the directions of the Diocesan Synod, to transact the business of the Synod when it is not in session
  • To establish such committees of the Bishop’s Council and their terms of reference as it considers fit, and to appoint members to committees or other bodies
  • To carry out such other functions as the Diocesan Synod may delegate to it


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  • The Rt Revd R Worsley (Bishop of Taunton)
  • The Very Revd Dr J Davies (Dean of Wells)
  • The Revd J Haslam (Chair of the House of Clergy)
  • Mrs M E Masters (Chair of the House of Laity)
  • The Ven Dr. A Youings (Archdeacon of Bath)
  • The Ven S Hill (Archdeacon of Taunton)
  • The Ven A Gell (Archdeacon of Wells)
  • Preb H T Musselwhite
  • Dr A Palmer
  • Mrs M Lee
  • Mr A C Blackshaw

Elected Members

  • The Revd S Buddle
  • The Revd Canon R Driver
  • Mr P C Edge
  • Mr J Loring
  • Dr C Mason
  • The Revd M Andrews
  • The Revd C S Ralph
  • Mrs K M Cannell
  • Mrs K L Tucker
  • Mr S Grimshaw
  • The Revd B S Faulkner
  • The Revd D J L MacGeoch
  • Mr T C Hind
  • Mr C R Jenkins
  • Dr R M Sage

Dates of next meetings

30 September 2021

Who to contact

Peter Evans, Assistant Diocesan Secretary

Chris Roome, PA to the Assistant Diocesan Secretary


2022 Diocesan Calendar

2023 Diocesan Calendar of Meetings