Stand for General Synod?

The current General Synod met for the last time in July.
During this summer and autumn, the diocese will elect its clergy and lay representatives for the new 2015 - 2020 General Synod.
Encouraging a broad range of people to stand is vital to make General Synod as representative as possible. 
Find out more about General Synod and what it does 

Locally, nomination papers go out on 16 July to be returned by 4 September and are available on request from the Presiding Officer, Ashley Ellis by emailing elections [at] (subject: General%20Synod%20Elections%202015) .

Clergy in the diocese vote for clergy candidates. 
Lay members of deanery synods vote for lay candidates.
There is no need for lay candidates to be on a PCC, deanery synod or diocesan synod.

If there is a ballot there will be a hustings event. Find out more about the potential hustings here.

For more information contact elections [at] (subject: General%20Synod%20Elections%202015) .


16 July – Nomination papers go out.

4 September – Nominations close.

17 September - 9 October Copies of candidates’ election addresses on the website.

18 September – Voting papers go out.

9 October, 12 noon – Voting closes.


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