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Diocese of Guildford Meeting Dates 2018

​Dates of meetings for the main governance groups

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
Monday March 12th
  Monday April 9th
 Monday May 14th
Monday June 25th
 ​Monday September 3rd
 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 March 27th
 ​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)
 Monday June 18th (10am - 12.30pm)
  Wednesday October 10th (with lunch - 10am - 2pm)

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
Thursday February 1st
  Tuesday April 24th
  Thursday September 27th

Bishop's Staff Meeting (BSM)

The senior leadership team of clergy and directors of the Diocesan teams. BSM generally takes place at Willow Grange (the home of the Bishop of Guildford) from 8.30am - 1pm (unless otherwise advised )

Bishop's Staff Meeting (BSM) Dates 2018
Wednesday January 17th
Wednesday February 21st
Tuesday March 6th - Wednesday 7th (residential) - Time and Venue TBC
Wednesday March 21st
Wednesday  April 11th
Wednesday June 13th (Away Day) - Time and Venue TBC
Wednesday June 20th
Wednesday September 26th
Wednesday  October 17th (Away Day) - Time and Venue TBC
Wednesday November 14th
Wednesday December 5th
   

Appointments Group Meeting Dates

A group meeting to review personnel matters across the diocese. The Appointments Group meets from 8.30am - 1pm at Willow Grange, Woking Road, Guildford GU4 7QS (unless otherwise advised)

Appointments Group Meeting Dates 2018
Wednesday January 10th
Thursday February 15th
Wednesday March 14th (Appointments/Policy - 8.30am - 3pm)
Wednesday April 25th
Wednesday May 16th
Wednesday June 6th (Appointments/Policy - 8.30am - 3pm
 Thursday August 2nd
 Wednesday September 5th (Appointments/Safeguarding Panel - 8.30am - 3.30pm)
 Wednesday October 3rd
 Wednesday October 31st (Appointments/ Annual Appts Safeguarding - 8.30am - 3pm)
 Wednesday ​November 28th (Appointments/Safeguarding Panel - 8.30am - 3.30pm)