last updated on: 5th Oct 2015
The General Synod is the national assembly of the Church of England and it replaced the Church Assembly in 1970 under the Synodical Government Measure of 1969. The General Synod has powers in the following areas:
- Legislation by Measure
- Legislation by Canon
- Relations with other Churches
- Liturgy and Doctrinal Assent
To visit The General Synod website click here
General Synod elections
Following the close of nominations, the candidates for the General Synod elections are as follows.
Each candidate has produced an election address and you can access this by clicking on the candidate’s name.
House of Clergy
House of Laity
The hustings for the elections took place on Tuesday 29 September at St Martins House in Leicester and an audio recording of the addresses can be found https://soundcloud.com/leicestercofe/sets/general-synod-election-addresses
Ballot papers must be returned by 12 noon on Friday 9 October and the count will take place at 2.30pm on Monday 12 October.
For further information about the elections contact Andy Brockbank, St Martins House, 7 Peacock Lane, Leicester LE1 5PZ, firstname.lastname@example.org, 0116 261 5312.