RESULTS OF ELECTIONS TO THE DIOCESAN SYNOD 2021-2024
The Diocesan Synod is the governing body of the Church of England in the Diocese of Oxford - that is, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes. This year is a Diocesan Synod election year, and the elections have just taken place.
Wendover Deanery has four places, two for laity and two for clergy. Our Wendover Deanery Synod members are the electorate. Of the four candidates who stood for the house of laity,
Ralph ROBERTS (of All Saints’, Buckland) and Alison KIRK (of St Mary's, Wendover) have been elected. For the House of clergy only Deiniol HEYWOOD (of Prestwood and Great Hampden and Area Dean) was nominated, so one place remains vacant.
If you want to get hold of your Diocesan Synod representatives to talk to them about the Diocese please do so via your Churchwardens or Incumbent.
Please pray for them as they take up this important role for the next three years.
STAND FOR ELECTION TO THE GENERAL SYNOD
This year is also an election year for the General Synod, the national assembly of the Church of England. It considers and approves legislation affecting the whole church, authorises new forms of worship, debates matters of religious and public interest, and makes the financial decisions that affect the work of the Church at national level. Becoming a member is an opportunity to represent the concerns of your community and your diocese at a national level. If you want to influence the financial and future life of the church, this is the place to do it. Please consider standing. For more information go to www.oxford.anglican.org and click on the link for 'General Synod'.