- About Us
- Diocesan Synod
- What is Diocesan Synod?
‘Synod’ is a Greek word meaning “coming
together and finding a way”.
The York Diocesan Synod is the representative
governing body of the Diocese of York, and the members of Synod also
form the Diocesan Board of Finance. Through Diocesan Synod members of
the Church of
England in York work together to take forward the mission and ministry
Church. In it, Bishops, priests and lay
people meet together to discuss the issues facing the Church and to make
decisions about our common future.
The clergy and laity of Diocesan Synod have
been elected there from each Deanery by the members of that deanery's Deanery
Synod. Other members of Diocesan Synod
include the Dean of York Minster, the suffragan bishops, the archdeacons, and the clergy and laity
elected by the Diocese to the General Synod.
The Synod also has a role in representing the
views of the York Diocese to the General Synod and wider national Church,
particularly when asked to do so by the General Synod or Archbishops’ Council.
Representatives from Diocesan Synod are able to stand for election to General Synod, the governing body of the Church of England.