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Current term
 

12 March 2022

This meeting took place via Zoom.

A link to Zoom can be found in the email sent to members on 18/02/2022.

Download the full bundle, containing:

13 November 2021

This meeting took place via Zoom.

A link to Zoom can be found in the email sent to members on 22/10/2021.

Download the full bundle, containing:

  • ODS 21.00 Agenda
  • Presidential address - Inequality
  • ODS 21.04 (a) Addressing Poverty & Inequality covering note
  • ODS 21.04 (b) Addressing Poverty & Inequality report
  • ODS 21.05 Budget papers
  • ODS 21.07 (a) ODBE final signed accounts
  • ODS 21.07 (b) ODBE scheme
  • PowerPoint presentation - Generous giving
  • ODS 21.08 Development Fund report
  • ODS 21.09 Diocesan Synod membership list 2021-2024
Synod induction meeting

This meeting took place at St Aldates, Oxford.

Presentations:
Induction pack papers:

Download the full bundle, containing:

  • Programme
  • Welcome Letter from Bishop Steven
  • ODS Roles and Responsibilities of members
  • ODS Standing Orders (revised March 2021)
  • General information on the roles of the Chairs of the Houses of Clergy and Laity
  • ODBF Draft Budget 2022
  • Diocese of Oxford Annual Review (May 2021)
  • ODBF Memorandum and Articles
  • The Difference We Make
  • Pathways (August 2021)
  • All about the Parish Share Scheme
  • Be the Change
  • ODS Acronyms

Past Synod papers 2019-2021
 

19 June 2021

This meeting took place via Zoom.

A link to zoom can be found in the email sent from the Synod Clerk to members on 28/05/2021.

Papers available now:

Download the full bundle, containing:

  • ODS 21.00 Agenda
  • ODS 21.05 Annual Review
  • ODS 21.06 Draft 2022 Revenue Budget and Share Allocation
  • ODS 21.07 Holy Communion Motion
  • ODS 21.08 Committee Governance Review
     
Annual General Meeting of the Oxford Diocesan Board of Finance
 
20 March 2021

This meeting took place via Zoom.

A link to zoom can be found in the email sent from the Synod Clerk to members on 26/02/2021.

Download the full bundle, containing:

  • ODS 21.00 Agenda
  • ODS 21.01 Report on New Congregations
  • ODS 21.02 Future of Work Motion
  • ODS 21.03 Introduction to changes to Standing orders and Articles ODBF
  • ODS 21.03(a) Deanery Synod Rules Updated 2020
  • ODS 21.03(b)Oxford Diocesan Synod Standing Orders
  • ODS 21.04 Cathedral Annual Report
  • ODBF Notice of EGM 200321 and Articles attached
14 Nov 2020

This meeting took place via Zoom.

A link can be found in the email sent from the Synod Clerk to members on 23/10/2020.

Download the full bundle, containing:

  • ODS 20.00 Agenda Nov 2020
  • ODS 20.11 The Care and Wellbeing of Clergy
  • ODS 20.12 2021 draft budget
  • ODS 20.13 Diocesan Synod Elections – Scheme for next triennium
5 Sep 2020

This meeting took place via Zoom.

Diocesan Synod digest

A link can be found in the email sent from the Synod Clerk to members on 14/08/2020.

Download the full bundle, containing:

  • ODS 20.00 Agenda 050920 Synod
  • ODS 20.07 Financial Update and Draft 2021 Draft Budget and Share Allocation
  • ODS 20.08 ODBE 2019 Financial Statements_compressed
  • ODBE PowerPoint Presentation to Synod
  • ODS 20.09 CWG Report approved by Bishop’s Council
  • ODS 20.10 Synod Reports FINAL_compressed
Annual General meeting of the Oxford Diocesan Board of Finance
  • AGM 2020 ODBF Notice with Agenda only
  • AGM 160619 Minutes only
  • AGM 2019 Financial Statements ODBF
13 June 2020

This meeting was conducted via Zoom.

Diocesan Synod digest

Download the full bundle, containing:

  • ODS 20.00 Agenda 130620 FINAL
  • ODS 20.05 Report on financial aspects of Covid-19
  • ODS 20.06 Disciples Together
14 March 2020

Green Park Conference Centre, Reading

Diocesan Synod Digest

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  • Diocese of Newcastle film
  • Challenges & Strategy 2020 Sheffield Presentation (PDF)
  • ODS 20.00 Agenda
  • ODS 20.01(a) Climate Change Motion and Background
  • ODS 20.01(b) Climate Change
  • Motion Amendments FINAL
  • ODS 20.02 Mutual Support
  • ODS 20.03 Cathedral Report
  • ODS 20.04 DSA Report
16 Nov 2019

The Church of the Servant King, Milton Keynes

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  • Questions received under Standing Order 70
  • Amending Canon 39 GS 2047DD AC 39 – Enactment – July 20191
  • Amending Canon 39 Instrument of Enactment
  • ODS 19.00 Agenda
  • ODS 19.10 DAC Amendment to constitution
  • ODS 19.11 2020 revenue budget full paper
  • ODS 19.12 Diocesan Finances
  • ODS 19.13a Cowley Deanery Synod Motion
  • ODS 19.13b Cowley Deanery Motion
  • ODS 19.14 Associate Archdeacons in the Diocese of Oxford
  • ODS 19.15 Elected Lay Representation on Deanery Synods
  • ODS 19.17 Report from General Synod July 2019
15 June 2019

Unipart Conference Centre, Cowley OX4 6LN

Download the full bundle, containing:

  • ODS 19.00 Agenda
  • ODS 19.07 2020 Draft Outline Budget and Share Allocation
  • ODS 19.08 Synod Reports 2018 
  • ODS 19.09 2018 ODBE financial statements final
  • Adrian Harris Presentation
Annual General meeting of the Oxford Diocesan Board of Finance
  • ODBF AGM 150619 Notice with Agenda & Minutes
  • ODBF AGM Financial Statements ODBF 31 Dec 2018 
16 March 2019

St James Church, Gerrards Cross

Presidential address

Bishop Steven’s presidential address to Diocesan Synod is available online and has been widely shared on social media channels in the past few days. We have now published a companion discussion guide for use by small groups, PCCs and Deanery Synods. 

Please encourage your church members and wider networks to spend some time reflecting on the important issues raised in +Steven’s address, using the discussion guide if they wish.

Groups are invited to share their reflections and feedback with Bishop Steven, details on page 5 of the guide.

Download the full bundle, containing:

  • Questions and Responses under SO(70)
  • ODS 19.00 Agenda v2
  • ODS 19.01 Background for Common Vision papers
  • ODS 19.01 (a) Into deep water
  • Common Vision ‘Into Deep Water’ 
  • A PowerPoint Presentation
  • ODS 19.01 (b) Development Fund Overview
  • ODS 19.01 (c) Common Vision Programme context paper
  • ODS 19.02 The Role of the CNC
  • ODS 19.02 (b) General Synod background paper
  • ODS 19.03 Quinquennial Inspection Procedure
  • ODS 19.04 Diocesan Safeguarding Report
  • ODS 19.05 Annual Report and Accounts year ended 31 July 2018
  • ODS 19.06 General Synod Report Andrew Lightbown
  • Link to Diocesan Synod election papers for vacancies on committees
  • Vacancy in See Committee Explanation
  • Vacancy in See Ltr to DS members (Clergy)
  • Vacancy in See Ltr to DS members (Laity)
  • Vacancy in See Nomination Form 2019

Document store: Elections
 

Current Vacancies - Boards and Committees Oct 2020
There are a number of vacancies we are trying to fill.
The Diocesan Synod wishes to appoint:

Letter from Synod Secretary Oct 2020

Vacancies at a glance

Information about individual vacancies

Download the nomination forms for 

  • Council for Deaf AN
  • Board of Mission Nomination Berks Clergy
  • Bishop's Ccl Nomination Oxford Lay
  • Bishop's Ccl Nomination Berks Lay
  • Bishop's Ccl Nomination Dorchester
  • Lay Board of Patronage Nomination

Please note Buildings Committee vacancies in Oxford Archdeaconry have since been withdrawn.

Election Report Jan 2019
First Meeting of the Triennium 2018-2021 - 17 November 2018

Download the full bundle, containing:

  • Common Vision New Churches and Congregations
  • 2019 Budget projections share allocation
  • ODS 171118 Agenda
  • Question and Response under S/Order 70
  • Share Summary as at 31 Oct 18 For information
  • The Childrens Society – short article
  • PowerPoint Presentation Bishop Steven Common Vision
  • Growing New Churches and Congregations Archdeacon of Oxford
  • Presentation on Total Return Accounting and how we can fund Common Vision
  • Chair of Finance Presentation on parish share and budget 2019
Elections to Boards and Councils - October 2018
There are a number of vacancies we would like to fill. Download the reports below here.
  • Notice ODBF Chair and Vice Chair election Nov 2015
  • (8) Diocesan Boards Elections leaflet 2018
  • 2018-2021 First Election Report – 28th September 2018
  • 2018-2021 Second Election Report 26th October 2018
  • Chairman and Vice Chairman of the ODBF.- roles 1018
  • First Election Report – vacancies
  • Full list members both Houses 100818
  • Nomination paper second round
Induction evening - September 2018

Induction and Eucharist, Oxford (all Diocesan Synod members)

Download the full bundle of papers, containing:

  • Welcome letter from the Bishop of Oxford
  • Welcome letter from the Diocesan Secretary
  • Induction Programme 170918
  • Finding St Aldates Church
  • Bishop Steven’s Common Vision presentation
  • John Tattersall’s Finance and Parish Share presentation
  • Darren Oliver’s Governance and Registry presentation
  • Diocesan Boards Elections leaflet 2018
  • Diocesan boards Nominations Paper
  • Consent to Serve Form
  • Data Collection Form Boards and Councils
  • Members Responses pages
  • Equal opportunities monitoring form 2018
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Diocesan Synod Standing Orders ( Revised March 2018)
  • Nomination Form 2018 Vice-President Diocesan Synod
  • Guidelines for Chair House of Laity 2016
  • Guidelines for a House of Clergy Chair
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