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Diocesan Synod Elections 2024

Elections to our Diocesan Synod take place every three years. This is where each deanery in the diocese elects its clergy and lay representatives to represent them on a diocesan level for a term of three years.

Deanery Synods

Each deanery has its own Deanery Synod which consists of lay members and clergy.

Diocesan Synod

Every diocese has its own Diocesan Synod which consists of the bishops and archdeacons and elected laity and clergy.

General Synod

The national assembly of the Church of England who make decisions on doctrine and practice.