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.
Meeting Dates 2023
- 18 January 2023
- 16 March 2023
- 20 May 2023
- 13 July 2023
- 23 September 2023
- 30 November 2023
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