The Diocesan Synod considers matters sent to it from General Synod, deanery synods, PCCs and from individual Diocesan Synod members. It formulates diocesan policy on a wide range of issues, advises the bishop as appropriate, and votes on the funding of stipends, central administration costs, and contributions to the National Church, to be raised from the deaneries. Its role is primarily advisory and consultative. In some ways it is comparable with the House of Commons, as elected representatives engage in public debate. Diocesan Synod members are Members of the Diocesan Board of Finance.

Download the Ninth Report on the Elections to Diocesan Boards – May 2017 Diocesan Synod members can make nominations to fill outstanding vacancies over the next six months.

The dates for Diocesan Synod meetings for 2017 are 18th March, 17th June and  18th November. They will be held at St Andrew’s Church, High Wycombe.