Like other dioceses, the Diocese of Oxford is episcopally-led (by the Bishop of Oxford) and Synodically-governed (through Diocesan Synod). The Diocesan Synod is also the Oxford Diocesan Board of Finance (ODBF), ensuring that policy and finance are in step with each other.
Many responsibilities are delegated to Bishop’s Council, which is the standing committee of Diocesan Synod, the Board of Directors of the ODBF and the Diocesan Mission and Pastoral Committee. The majority of Council members are elected to it by clergy and lay people from parishes.
Bishop’s Council also has a number of committees reporting to it.
In this section...
The strength and depth achieved by parishes and diocesan staff teams working in partnership.
Introduction to diocesan finance, including statutory accounts and expenses forms.
The executive committee of Diocesan Synod and directors of the Oxford Diocesan Board of Finance.
The wide range of boards, councils and committees supporting the work of Diocesan Synod.
Information on Deanery Synods, including the number of representatives and election processes.
The governing body of the Church of England in the diocese.
The national assembly of the Church of England, commonly referred to as the Church’s parliament.