Within the synodical structure of the Church of England, deanery synod representatives hold a particularly important role. They elect both the lay Diocesan Synod members to represent their deaneries and the lay General Synod members to represent our Diocese. If the lay membership of the Diocesan and General Synods is to truly speak for all of us, it is important that our parishes elect as deanery synod members people who do actually reflect the local views.
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The General Synod elections are also due this year and will be held in the autumn. Those elected to General Synod will hold office from November of this year until 2025, during which time they will have to determine the Church’s position on a range of matters which are critical to its future both nationally and locally.
Deciding who to vote for in those General Synod elections will be one of the first things the newly elected deanery synod lay members will be called upon to do.