Bishop’s Council

Advising the Bishop on matters of policy and pastoral supervision.

Under the constitution of the Diocesan Synod, Bishop’s Council has the following functions:

  • To plan the business of the Synod, to prepare the agenda for its sessions and to circulate to members information about matters for discussion;
  • To initiate proposals for action by the Synod and to advise it on matters of policy;
  • To advise the President on any matter;
  • Subject to the directions of the Synod, to transact the business of the Synod when the Synod is not in session;
  • Subject to the directions of the Synod, to appoint members of committees or nominate individuals for election to committees;
  • To carry out such functions as the Synod may delegate to it.

The Bishop’s Council also acts as the Diocesan Mission and Pastoral Committee fulfilling the following functions:

  • Reviewing arrangements for pastoral supervision and care in the Diocese
  • Preparing proposals including pastoral schemes for making better provision for the cure of souls in the Diocese having regard for the finances of the Diocese
  • Policy with regard to church buildings no longer required for regular public worship.

Members of the Bishop’s Council of Trustees 2021-2024

Meeting Dates 2023

  • 18 January 2023
  • 16 March 2023
  • 20 May 2023
  • 13 July 2023
  • 23 September 2023
  • 30 November 2023

Documents and downloads

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