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Diocese of Guildford Meeting Dates


Diocesan Synod

The 'parliament' for the diocese, members of diocesan synod are elected every three years. All clergy in the diocese and lay members of deanery synods are eligible to stand. If you are interested in Deanery Synod or Diocesan Synod, please contact your Area Dean.
Diocesan Synod Meeting Dates 2018
Saturday March 3rd - St John's Church, Egham, TW20 9HL, 9.30am - 1pm
Wednesday June 20th - Holy, Trinity Church Claygate KT10 0JP, 7.30pm - 9.45pm 
Saturday November 17th - St ​Paul's Church, Woking, GU21 7QN, 9.30am - 1pm

Bishop's Council (BC)

The standing committee of Diocesan Synod which also forms the board of trustees for the Diocesan Board of Finance, The Mission and Pastoral Committee. Bishops Council usually meets from 5.30pm - 7.30pm at Church House Guildford, unless otherwise advised.

Bishop's Council Meeting Dates 2018
 Monday January 15th
Tuesday February 13th - CANCELLED
Monday March 12th
 Monday April 9th
Saturday April 28th 9:00 - 13:30
 Monday May 14th - CANCELLED
Tuesday June 5th
Monday July 16th
 ​Monday September 17th
 Monday October 15th
 Monday November 26th

Business Planning Group (BPG)

The small group comprising the Chairs of the Houses of Clergy and Laity, the Secretary and the President (Bishop) who plan the business agenda for Diocesan Synod. BPG meetings usually take place from 3.30 - 5pm at ​Church House Guildford (unless otherwise advised)

Business Planning Group (BPG) Meeting Dates 2018
 Tuesday January 9th
 Tuesday ​May 1st
 ​Tuesday September 4th

Area Deans

Area Deans are parish clergy who also take a lead role in their deanery. We have 12 deaneries in the Diocese of Guildford, each containing between 10 and 15 parishes. 

Area Deans Meeting Dates 2018
 Monday March 12th (10am - 12.30pm - venue TBC)
 Monday June 18th (10am - 12.30pm - venue TBC)
  Wednesday October 10th (with lunch - 10am - 2pm - venue TBC)

Audit & Finance Committee

A group of experienced finance and audit professionals who scrutinise diocesan accounts and finance reports. The Audit & Finance Committee meet from 2pm - 4pm at ​Church House Guildford (unless otherwise advised)

Audit & Finance Committee Meeting Dates 2018
Wednesday 23rd May
Tuesday October 9th

Bishop's Staff Meeting (BSM)

The senior leadership team of clergy and directors of the Diocesan teams. BSM takes place at Church House, Guildford from 8.30am - 4pm (unless otherwise advised )

Bishop's Staff Meeting (BSM) Dates 2018
Wednesday January 17th
Wednesday February 21st
Tuesday March 6th - Wednesday 7th (Residential - Farnham Castle)
Wednesday March 21st
Wednesday April 11th
Wednesday May 16th (Budgets am)
Wednesday June 13th (Willow Grange)
Wednesday June 20th (Away Day or Retreat - time and venue TBC)
Thursday August 2nd (Provisional)
Wednesday September 5th
Wednesday September 26th (BUDGETS SPECIAL - 8.30am - 12 noon)
Wednesday October 3rd
Wednesday  October 17th (Away Day - time and venue TBC)
 Wednesday November 14th
Wednesday December 5th

General Synod

Meeting Dates 2018

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Then afterward
    I will pour out my spirit on all flesh;
your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
    your old men shall dream dreams,
    and your young men shall see visions.

Joel 2:28

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