Deanery Synods are elected every three years. The current membership was elected to deanery synod in 2014 and the numbers relate to those on the electoral roll in 2013. This number is fixed for three years, even if the number on the electoral roll has subsequently changed. This number was derived from the resolution passed by diocesan synod on 9th November 2013.
Under the Church Representation Rules, the numbers of lay members elected by the parishes to deanery synods is determined by a resolution of the diocesan synod and is related to the number on the electoral roll at the Annual Meeting in the year previous to the election (even if the number does not change).
Triennial Deanery Synod Election 2017
The next election to deanery synod will take place at Annual Parochial Church Meetings in 2017. The number elected will relate to those on the electoral roll in 2016, which is again fixed for three years, even if the electoral roll subsequently changes. The number for the 2017 election has been derived by a resolution passed by diocesan synod on 12th November 2016.