What is the General Synod?
The General Synod is the national assembly of the Church of England, commonly referred to as the Church’s Parliament. It considers and approves legislation affecting the whole of the Church of England, authorises new forms of worship, debates matters of religious and public interest, and approves the annual budget for the work of the Church at national level.
At the national level, the General Synod has a House of Bishops and elected Houses of Clergy and Laity. The members are elected representatives from the 44 dioceses that comprise the Church of England. The latest election has just completed and members serve for a period of 5 years.
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General Synod approves legislation that impacts on the whole Church.
Click here for contact details of General Synod members 2015-2020 & to read their election addresses.
Church Representation Rules