Diocesan Synod

Diocesan Synod can be thought of as the ‘parliament’ of the diocese.

Diocesan Synod considers matters referred from General Synod, Deanery Synods, PCCs and from individual Synod members. It formulates diocesan policy on a wide range of issues, assists the Bishops and their staff to support and oversee the work of the diocese, approves the budget, and debates important local and national issues affecting the Church.

Synod has over 180 members, 143 of whom are elected from across the diocese. Meetings are held three times a year. This helps to provide a system of democratic representation and accountability. Download the diocesan calendar to see other key meetings.

Synod is comprised of three houses – bishops, clergy, and laity – who meet together although on some issues they vote separately.

A new Synod was elected in July 2021.

Last session

28 July 2021

Next session

19 March 2022

Who to contact

Peter Evans, Assistant Diocesan Secretary

Chris Roome, PA to the Assistant Diocesan Secretary


Presidential Address - October 2021

Presidential Address - July 2021

2022 Diocesan Calendar

2023 Diocesan Calendar of Meetings