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Friday, 14 August 2015

Nominations for General Synod close on 28 August

The deadline for nominations for those who wish to stand for election to General Synod is fast approaching. Nominations will close at at 16.00 hours, London time, on Friday 28 August. So you're thinking of standing for Synod there are just two weeks to act!

In clear recognition of our growing diocese, in addition to the Diocesan Bishop we are now entitled to 3 lay delegates and 3 clergy delegates to General Synod. This is an increase of 1 in each of these houses.

Any serving clergy or retired clergy with permission to officiate and any communicant lay person who is on a church electoral roll and is 18 or above can stand. There is no need for lay candidates to be on a church council, deanery/archdeaconry or diocesan synod. The General Synod is the legislative body for the Church of England.

Past members from our Diocese in Europe have found this to be both a rewarding and important role, so if you are eligible, do give this prayerful consideration!

Details of how to to go about standing for election and what to expect once you are elected can be found on the Church of England website here.

If there is anything else you would like to know as you make up your mind do not hesitate to contact Mr Adrian Mumford, the Diocesan Secretary.

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