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Diocesan Synod

Diocesan Synod is the regional assembly of the Church of England in Essex and East London.

Diocesan Synod is the regional assembly of the Church of England in Essex and East London. It is the main policy making body of the diocese and comprises three Houses - of Bishops, Clergy and Laity.

The members of Diocesan Synod are also members of the Diocesan Board of Finance which is responsible for the custody and management of the diocesan finances and the employment of all persons in receipt of salaries paid directly from those funds. The Diocesan Synod is elected every three years.

As a company limited by guarantee the board is governed by the companies act and by its memorandum and articles of association. As a charity it is governed by the Charities Act. Diocesan Synod meets three times a year.

The meeting dates for 2024 are 15 June and 23 November. Dates for 2025 are 22 March, 21 June and 22 November. 


Download latest documents

Diocesan Synod and CDBF AGM 15 June 2024

Diocesan Synod papers

CDBF AGM (including unsigned 2023 annual report and accounts) 


Useful documents


Previous meetings agenda and papers

Diocesan Synod 25 November 2023

Diocesan Synod papers

Diocesan Synod 10 June 2023

Diocesan Synod papers

CDBF AGM

2022 Annual Report and Accounts (unsigned)

Diocesan Synod 18 March 2023

Diocesan Synod Papers
House of Clergy

Diocesan Synod 22 October 2022

Diocesan Synod Papers

Diocesan Synod 11 June 2022

Meeting of the Diocesan Synod on 26 February 2022

Diocesan Synod and CDBF meetings 26 February 2022

Meeting of the Diocesan Synod on 20 November 2021

Meeting of the Diocesan Synod on 5 June 2021

Meeting of the Diocesan Synod on 20 March 2021

Meeting of Diocesan Synod on 21 November 2020

Meeting of Diocesan Synod on 3 October 2020

Agenda and papers 6th June 2020

Agenda and papers for the meeting on 21 March 2020 - CANCELLED

Agenda and papers for the meeting on 23 November 2019

Agenda and papers for the meeting on 15 June 2019

Agenda and papers for the meeting on 16 March 2019

Agenda and papers for the meeting on 17 November 2018

Agenda and papers for the meeting on 16 June 2018

Agenda and papers for the Synod meeting of 17 March 2018

Agenda and papers for 18 November 2017

Agenda and papers for 17 June 2017

Agenda and papers for 11 March 2017

Agenda and Papers for 12 November 2016 meeting

Agenda and papers for 18 June 2016 meeting

Agenda and papers for 12 March 2016 meeting

Agenda and papers for 14 November 2015 meeting

Agenda and papers for the meeting on 6 June 2015


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