The Diocesan Synod is the parliament of the diocese. It is the main policy-making body and a forum for discussion of important issues in the life of the diocese.
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. See Calendar.
Members hold office for three years and are elected by the deaneries. For more information about Elections to Diocesan Synod.
Diocesan Board of Finance
The Board of Finance is the body corporate of the diocese. It is responsible for approving financial decisions relating to the diocesan budget, the consolidated accounts and the diocese’s ongoing financial performance.
Its membership is co-terminous with that of the Diocesan Synod, 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.