Diocesan Synod is made up of elected representatives, both clergy and lay, from every deanery of the diocese, and some representatives who are members on account of the office they hold within the diocese, who are known as ex-officio members.
Diocesan Synod usually meets three times per year in March, June and October. Members hold office for three years and are elected by the deaneries.
Its membership is co-terminous with that of the Board of Finance, meaning that members of the Diocesan Synod are members of the Board of Finance and vice versa. The Board of Finance meets three times a year, usually on the same day as Diocesan Synod.