Keen to make a difference?

Stand for election to Diocesan Synod

The Diocesan Synod is the governing body of the Church of England in Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes. Alongside the Bishops, its membership is drawn from parishioners and clergy. This year is an election year for Diocesan Synod and every parishioner in the Diocese of Oxford is invited to consider standing. We’re particularly keen for Christians from under-represented parts of the Church to put themselves forward. Could that be you, or someone you know?

The presiding officers in this election are Area Deans (for House of Laity) and Deanery lay chairs (House of Clergy). The Area Dean or lay chair for your deanery will be happy to provide you with further information and can advise on how to submit a Diocesan Synod nomination form 2018 for your deanery.

Latest news

Download the latest Synod Digest here Diocesan Synod DIGEST June 2018

Induction for new and existing members – New triennium 2018 -2021

Monday 17th September at 5.00pm in Oxford, followed by a Eucharist at Christ Church Cathedral

(Details will follow once all elections to Diocesan Synod have been concluded)

At the June meeting of Diocesan Synod it was announced that as from November 2018, Diocesan Synod will no longer meet at St Andrew’s Church, High Wycombe and will initially trial 3 new venues during 2018 /2019. We are very grateful to St Andrew’s for their hospitality and support over the many years.

Dates for Diocesan Synod meetings for 2018/19

17th November 2018 – Green Park Conference Centre, Reading

16th March – Gerrards Cross, St James

15th June – Unipart Conference Centre, Cowley

16th November – venue to be advised.

Papers for Diocesan Synod