General Synod

General Synod By-Election 2017

A casual vacancy has arisen in each house of General synod, owing to the resignation of Anne Martin, and the very sad death of Fr Martyn Neale.

If you have any questions about the election, please do not hesitate to contact the Presiding Officer (& DERO) or assistant DERO using the contact information below.

We hope there will be a good level of interest in this opportunity to serve for the remaining three years of the current Synod.

Further information

NDEweb2 Nick Edmonds

Presiding Officer & Diocesan Electoral Registration Officer

01483 790316

MaryPetersWeb Mary Peters

Assistant Diocesan Electoral Registration Officer

01483 790355

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 completed in 2015 and members serve for a period of 5 years.

Further details can be found below

Meetings of the General Synod 2015 - 2020

Information on the Meetings of the General Synod, Committees and Commissions
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NCI Expense Allowances

Expense Allowances for 2015/16 (valid from 6th April 2015). Includes information on subsistence and care allowances
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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

Church Representation Rules