Diocesan Synod

Meets three times a year to consider matters affecting the Church of England in the diocese. It acts as a forum for debate of Christian opinion on matters of religious or public interest and it formulates Diocesan policy on a wide range of issues.

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

Its role

  • consider matters affecting the Church of England in the Diocese;
  • act as a forum for debate of Christian opinion on matters of religious or public interest;
  • formulates diocesan policy on a wide range of issues;
  • advise the bishop where requested;
  • deal with matters referred by General Synod; and
  • votes the funding of stipends and administration to be raised from the parishes.

Forthcoming dates 2020

  • Saturday 28 March at St Luke’s Church, New Catton, Norwich
  • Wednesday 3 June evening time and venue to be confirmed
  • Saturday 10 October at St Luke’s Church, New Catton, Norwich

Documents and downloads

Committee members can download documents through the secure area of the website.

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Standing Orders

Diocesan Synod approved some minor amendments to the Synod’s Standing Orders at its meeting on 15 June 2013.  A copy of the revised Standing Orders may be found below:

Minutes

Minutes of Diocesan Synod are publicly available below: