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


  • The Rt Revd M Beasley (Bishop of Bath and Wells)
  • The Rt Revd R Worsley (Bishop of Taunton)
  • The Ven Dr Anne Gell (Acting Dean of Wells)
  • The Revd Roger Driver (Chair of the House of Clergy)
  • Dr C Mason (Chair of the House of Laity)
  • The Ven Dr A Youings (Archdeacon of Bath)
  • The Ven S Hill (Archdeacon of Taunton)
  • The Revd Charlie Peer (Acting Archdeacon of Wells)
  • Mrs T Khodabandehloo (DBE Chair)
  • Mrs M Lee (DBF Vice-Chair)
  • Dr A Palmer (DBF Vice-Chair)
  • Mr I Theodoreson (DBF Chair)
  • The Revd N Tegally
Elected members
  • The Revd M A C Andrews
  • Mrs S G Bult
  • Mr R Dean
  • Mr P C Edge
  • The Revd A E Fulton
  • Mr S Grimshaw
  • Mr T C Hind
  • Fr J B V Laurence
  • Mr J S Loring
  • The Revd R J Miles
  • Dr R M Sage
  • Mr N Tall
  • The Revd B Faulkner
  • The Revd T Lewis
  • Mr H Taylor

Dates of meetings

  • 16 April 2024
  • 19 June 2024
  • 11 September 2024
  • 14 November 2024

All meetings are scheduled to start at 14:00 unless stated otherwise.

Who to contact

Peter Evans, Assistant Diocesan Secretary


2024 Diocesan Calendar of Meetings


2025 Diocesan Calendar of Meetings


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