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. 


The most recent agenda and papers for Diocesan Synod can be downloaded from this page:

Acts of Synod September 2019

Acts of Synod May 2019

Challenge and Celebration – Diocesan Synod September 2019

Synod Summary - November 2019

Acts of Synod November 2019

Synod Summary - May 2020

Acts of Synod May 2020

Agenda Synod September 2020

Bishop Martyn’s reflection on Psalm 62 and address to Diocesan Synod, 22 September 2020

Modern Slavery - Hidden in Plain Sight - presented to Synod, 22 September 2020

Synod Summary - September 2020


Dates for 2020

Tuesday September 22nd at 7pm

Thursday 26th November at 7pm




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