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

D3 Elections Results sheet Word / pdf

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):

Abingdon Deanery Synod Reps 2020

Amersham Deanery Synod Reps 2020

Aston & Cuddesdon Deanery Synod Reps 2020

Aylesbury Deanery Synod Reps 2020

Bicester & Islip Deanery Synod Reps 2020

Bracknell Deanery Synod Reps 2020

Bradfield Deanery Synod Reps 2020

Buckingham Deanery Synod Reps 2020

Burnham & Slough Deanery Synod Reps 2020

Chipping Norton Deanery Synod Reps 2020

Claydon Deanery Synod Reps 2020

Cowley Deanery Synod Reps 2020

Deddington Deanery Synod Reps 2020

Henley Deanery Synod Reps 2020

Maidenhead & Windsor Deanery Synod Reps 2020

Milton Keynes Deanery Synod Reps 2020

Mursley Deanery Synod Reps 2020

Newbury Deanery Synod Reps 2020

Newport Deanery Synod Reps 2020

Oxford Deanery Synod Reps 2020

Reading Deanery Synod Reps 2020

Sonning Deanery Synod Reps 2020

Vale of White Horse Synod Reps 2020

Wantage Deanery Synod Reps 2020

Wendover Deanery Synod Reps 2020

Wallingford Deanery Synod Reps 2020

Witney Deanery Synod Reps 2020

Woodstock Deanery Synod Reps 2020

Wycombe Deanery Synod Reps 2020