The Diocese is divided into 29 deaneries or groups of parishes. Every Deanery is required to have a Synod. This is chaired by the Area Dean and an elected Lay Chair.
The Area Dean and Lay Chair work closely with the Area Bishop and Archdeacon. Their priorities include Mission Action Planning and the allocation of the ‘share’ from the deanery to the parishes.
Under the Synodical Government Measure 1969 deaneries also have the power to bring proposals and motions to Diocesan Synod for debate. Any deanery wishing to bring a motion to the Diocesan Synod should contact the Diocesan Secretary (link).
Deanery Synod members also act as the electorate for all elections to Diocesan Synod and General Synod.
For information about Deanery Synod Elections in 2020, go to Annual Parochial Meetings
The rules for Deanery Synods are here.
Election of Deanery Synod Representatives (Next election to take place at APCMs by 31st May 2020)
Information is contained in the Diocesan Secretary’s letter above.
Further updates: September 2020 –
Summary of Actions and information regarding APCMs update September 2020, including Deanery Synod elections. There are a number of changes please read Bishop’s Instrument
NEW: Lay Representatives to deanery synod (new triennium) members will be elected to serve from 1st July 2020 to 3oth June 2023 (Revised as per Instrument September 2020).
D2 Nomination of lay member of Deanery Synod Word
Deanery Synod Rep calculations 2020.
Table for calculating the number of lay representatives is contained in each individual deanery sheet. See link click here
ELECTION OF DEANERY SYNOD REPS 2020
To find your allocated number of deanery reps, please select your deanery from the list below (A-Z):