General Synod

General Synod Elections 2021

General Synod is the national assembly of the Church of England. Decisions taken at General Synod shape the life, worship, financial health, ministry and mission of our church. Representatives of the whole church of England – dioceses, cathedrals, religious communities, universities, armed forces, bishops, clergy and lay people - usually meet three times a year to debate and decide the future direction of the church. Decisions affect the life of every parish – for example the ordination of women to the priesthood and as bishops; and the recent commitment for the church to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2030 in response to the Climate Emergency.

The following candidates have been elected to represent the diocese at General Synod:

Click on the candidate's name to download their election address:

House of Clergy (4 places)

House of Laity (5 places)


  • First session of newly elected Synod: 15-17 November

Who to contact

Peter Evans, Assistant Diocesan Secretary