Your chance to be on Diocesan Synod
24 May 2018 IN: People News
Would you like to have a say in the decisions made by the diocese? Are you interested in representing the views of your local area? Could you be a member of the Diocesan Synod?
The Diocesan Synod is a democratically elected body which has an important role in the decision-making of our diocese. The election process for Diocesan Synod is now underway and we are seeking nominations for lay and clergy representatives from each deanery. We want to engage with as many different communities as possible, and if you have any ideas about how we might get better at this, we want to hear from you.
If elected, you would be a member of Diocesan Synod for the next 3 years. Diocesan Synod meets three times a year – usually on a Saturday between 9.30am and 1.00pm.
What happens at Diocesan Synod?
Meetings tend to focus on several important topics that require thoughts and opinions from all areas of the Diocese. We want members to engage with the discussions and get involved in decision making whether this be sharing your opinions as part of a debate, putting forward your ideas through interactive group work or simply sharing knowledge of your local area.
How else can I serve?
As a member of Diocesan Synod, you could become further involved with the strategic work of the Diocese by joining one of the various committees of the Diocesan Synod such as the Bishop’s Council or the Diocesan Mission and Pastoral Committee. Further elections for these bodies will take place in the Autumn once the new membership of the Diocesan Synod has been confirmed.
How do I join?
You need to complete a nomination form which must be proposed and seconded by members of your Deanery Synod. For lay nominees, the proposer and seconder should also be lay; for clergy nominees, proposer and seconder should be members of the clergy. You don’t need to be a member of deanery synod yourself. Forms can be obtained from Alex Peet, Governance and HR Adviser by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Completed nomination forms need to be received by the Presiding Officer at Church House by 12 noon on Tuesday, 12 June 2018.
If we receive more nominations than there are places available for your deanery, it will be necessary to run an election.
Interested in getting involved?
For an informal chat about getting involved or to obtain a nomination form please contact Alex Peet at Church House on 0161 828 1467 or email@example.com