Diocesan Synod

Diocesan Synod, which comprises the Bishops and elected laity and clergy, considers matters sent to it from General Synod and Deanery Synods, formulates Diocesan policy, advises the Bishop and discusses and votes on wide-ranging issues.

Click for details of the next Synod, resources from previous synods and synod members’ login.

General Synod

The General Synod, which comprises a House of Bishops, a House of Clergy and a House of Laity, with representatives from all English Dioceses, meets 2-3 times a year to consider legislation for the Church of England along with worship and matters of national and international importance.

Click for details of Canterbury representatives on General Synod, and reflections from meetings by Diocesan laity members.