A new General Synod was elected in 2015. The General Synod is the national assembly of the Church of England, commonly referred to as the Church’s Parliament. It considers and approves legislation affecting the whole of the Church of England, authorises new forms of worship, debates matters of religious and public interest, and approves the annual budget for the work of the Church at national level.
Note: Clergy Casual Vacancy Election February 2020
The Reverend Francis Orr Ewing and the Venerable Martin Gorick have recently ceased to be members of the General Synod for the Diocese of Oxford and two casual vacancies accordingly arose.
The seven remaining clergy members of General Synod were ‘protected’.
In accordance with the Election Rules, the votes cast in the January 2018 election are used in these circumstances. The two remaining candidates both indicated that they were content for their names to go forward for the casual vacancies. As there were two casual vacancies and two candidates to fill them, no recount was required under the Clergy Representation Rules. The Reverend Mike Smith and the Reverend Canon Jeff West were, therefore, declared elected.
They will both serve for the remaining two General Synod sessions with the current clergy members who are the Revd Dr Andrew Atherstone, the Revd Canon Sue Booys, the Revd Prof Mark Chapman, the Revd Canon Charlie Cleverly, the Revd Canon Rosie Harper, the Revd Andrew Lightbown and the Revd Val Plumb.
Congratulations to Mr Smith and Canon West for being elected on this occasion.
Darren Oliver, The Presiding Officer, 4 February 2020
Note: June 2019
The Reverend Val Plumb has been elected to General Synod in place of Reverend Samuel Allberry who has resigned as a member of General Synod for the Diocese of Oxford.
Note: December 2018
The Reverend Andrew Lightbown has been elected to General Synod in place of Reverend Philip Cochrane who has resigned as a member of General Synod for the Diocese of Oxford.
Note: June 2018
The Reverend Philip Cochrane has been elected to General Synod in place of Reverend Jonathan Beswick who has resigned as a member of General Synod for the Diocese of Oxford.
Note: Jan 2018
The Revd Francis (Frog) Orr-Ewing has been elected to General Synod in place of Reverend Kate Stacey who has resigned as a member of General Synod for the Diocese of Oxford.
Note: Jan 2016
The Ven. Martin Gorick, Archdeacon of Oxford, has been elected to General Synod in place of the Ven. Karen Gorham who has resigned in the light of her appointment as Bishop of Sherborne.
|Allberry, The Revd Samuel (resigned May 2019)|
|Atherstone, The Revd Dr Andrew|
|Beswick, The Revd Jonathan|
|Booys, The Revd Canon Susan|
|Chapman, The Revd Prof Mark|
|Cleverly, The Revd Canon Charles|
|Cochrane, The Revd Philip Andrew (resigned November 2018)|
|Gorham, The Venerable Karen (resigned Jan 2016)|
|Gorick, The Venerable Martin|
|Harper, The Revd Canon Rosemary|
|Lightbown, The Revd Richard Andrew|
|Orr-Ewing, The Revd Francis Ian Lance|
|Plumb, The Revd Valerie Isabelle Dawn Frances|
|Smith, The Revd Mike|
|Stacey, The Revd Kate (resigned 2018)|
|West, Reverend Canon Jeff|
|Baldry, The Rt Hon Canon Sir Anthony|
|Bell, Dr Andrew|
|Caskie, Mr Graham|
|Dailey, Miss Prudence|
|Dziegiel, Mrs Julie|
|Oldham, Mr Gavin|
|Ozanne, Ms Jayne|
|Winrow, Mrs Kathryn|