Deanery Synods

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.

Deanery Synod representatives were elected at the 2017 Annual Meetings and took office on 1st June 2017.  They will serve for three years until 31st May 2020. 

Should you have any questions please contact Karen Hall, Pastoral and Synodical Office on  01603 882366 or email