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


Dates for 2020

Saturday May 16th at 09.30am – St Paul’s, Oadby

Tuesday September 22nd at 7pm - St Paul’s, Oadby

Thursday 26th November at 7pm – Christ The King, Beaumont Leys