Make a difference - stand for Synod

Want to make a difference? – Your Diocesan Synod needs YOU!

Every three years, you have the opportunity to serve the wider Diocese, your Deanery, and your Parish, and to become part of Diocesan Synod.

You may not realise it, but Diocesan Synod is where a real difference can be made.

In the past Diocesan Synod members have:

  • responded to the need for more support for those living with dementia;
  • they have approved the establishment of a Children & Young People Fund to help resource mission within parishes;
  • they have also debated budgets, climate change, vocations, and many other subjects.

You could be part of this – you could make a difference. 

As we continue to Grow, Enrich, and Resource our communities through our Called Together vision, you could share in shaping and forming the work of the Diocese as we move forward in a world that has constantly changing needs. 

Diocesan Synod should represent all the different people and areas of the diocesan family – we can only do that with your help.

Who? Me?

The next elections for Diocesan Synod take place in 2021

Anyone can stand for election, as long as they are:

  • a lay person who is a communicant member of the Church of England
  • aged 16 or over and on the Electoral Roll of a parish in the deanery,
  • or, they are a Clerk in Holy Orders who is a member of the Deanery Synod. 

Up for the Challenge? Then what next?

If you think you could do this - and you totally can - you need to get your hands on a nomination form at election time.

These will be sent out to the electorate of each deanery.

If you’re not on deanery synod, just contact Suzanne Rogers, Pastoral & Synodical Administrator at the Diocesan Office to ask for a form to be sent out to you.

You need to get a member of your Deanery Synod to nominate you, and another to second you.

Once you’ve completed your nomination form, it will need to be returned to the Diocesan Office by the closing date.

Need more help?

Find our more about Diocesan Synod here

Or please contact: Suzanne Rogers, Pastoral & Synodical Administrator on 01634 560 000 or


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