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

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. A new Synod was elected in July 2021.

Download the diocesan calendar to see other key meetings.

Meetings to be held in 2022

  • 3 February (Special Meeting)
  • 19 March
  • 13 July
  • 29 October

Who to contact

Peter Evans, Assistant Diocesan Secretary


Presidential Address - March 2022

Presidential Address - October 2021

Presidential Address - July 2021

2022 Diocesan Calendar

2023 Diocesan Calendar of Meetings

Constitution and Standing Orders

Draft Synod Minutes 30 October 2021