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.

Meeting Dates 2020

  • Friday 31 January – Saturday 1 February
  • Wednesday 13 May (Joint meeting with the Executive Committee of the DBF)
  • Thursday 10 September
  • Thursday 19 November

Documents and downloads

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