Make a difference. Stand for Diocesan Synod

Make a difference. Stand for Diocesan Synod

First published on: 11th May 2021


Are you interested in how the Church responds to the needs of the local community?

Want to make sure we’re working effectively as a family of faith on important issues like the environment, safeguarding, justice, children and young people, our finances?

Concerned about how we move forward out of the pandemic around our shared Called Together vision?

Then now is your chance. Elections for representatives for the next term of office for Diocesan Synod - 1 August 2021 to 31 July 2024 - are taking place in Spring 2021.

Get involved and contribute to the shaping of the work of the Diocese. Stand for Diocesan Synod!


What is Diocesan Synod?

Diocesan Synod is the elected decision-making body for the Diocese which considers matters referred from General Synod, deaneries, PCCs and from individual Synod members and formulates diocesan policy on a wide range of issues.

It can make a real difference to how we live out our mission and ministry here in Medway, north and west Kent and the London Boroughs of Bromley and Bexley.

It is vital that the Synod reflects the range of views and opinions present in our churches, and we can only do that with your help.

Find out more about Diocesan Synod here


Who can stand for election?

The elections for the next term of office for Diocesan Synod are taking place this year, and 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
  • are a Clerk in Holy Orders who is a member of the Deanery Synod.


Up for the Challenge?

If you think you could do this, then download a nomination form, seek a proposer and seconder, and stand for election.

Nomination form  - House of Clergy

Nomination form - House of Laity

  • Nominations forms can be completed electronically and emailed to: by 12 noon on Wednesday 16 June 2021.
  • Nominees, proposers and seconders will be contacted by email or phone to verify nominations that do not have handwritten signatures.
  • As part of your application, you can if you wish, set out in no more than 100 words a factual statement for circulation with the voting papers of his or her professional qualifications, present office and relevant past experience. 


If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with - Pastoral & Synodical Administrator.