Each deanery has its own Deanery Synod which consists of lay members, elected at Annual Parochial Church meetings, and the clergy of the deanery, who meet under the joint chairmanship of the Area (Rural) Dean and the Lay Chair.
Members are elected for 3 years and address issues of concern to the church and community at the local level. Matters are sent to them from the diocese and the General Synod and resolutions passed can be sent up for discussion at the higher levels. Members are also the electors for the diocese and vote in the elections for Diocesan Synod and General Synod.
The election of Deanery Synod representatives is due to take place this year and should precede the election of PCC members as Synod representatives become ex-officio members of PCCs.
Deanery Synod representatives elected by the 2017 Annual Meetings will take office on 1st June 2017 and will serve for three years until 31st May 2020.
Deanery Secretaries will shortly notify each Parochial Church Council of the number of representatives to be elected. Listed below are two links to paperwork to be completed at the Annual Parochial Church meeting. One which details essential items that should be included on the agenda and the other which is a nomination form for election to Deanery Synod.
Should you have any questions please contact Karen Hall, Pastoral and Synodical Office on 01603 882366 or email firstname.lastname@example.org