Diocesan Synod

Every diocese has its own Diocesan Synod. Its role is similar to the national Church of England’s General Synod but at the regional diocesan level. 

The Diocese of Leicester’s Bishops and Archdeacons, along with elected laity and clergy from across the diocese, make up the members. Six people from the Diocesan Synod are also members of the General Synod.

The role of Diocesan Synod is to:-

  • consider matters affecting the Church of England in the diocese

  • act as a forum for debate of Christian opinion on matters of religious or public interest

  • formulates diocesan policy on a wide range of issues

  • advise the Bishop of Leicester where requested

  • deal with matters referred by General Synod

The Diocesan Synod keeps Deanery Synods informed about matters of concern. Deanery Synods also have the opportunity to submit matters for discussion at the diocesan level. 

Information about what happened at previous meetings of Diocesan Synod can be downloaded below:





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