The process for nominating individuals to a synodical committee has opened, following the successful election of the Diocesan Synod on 01 August.
Anyone can be elected to three of the committees, while the remaining five require the nominee to be a member of the Diocesan Synod.
The committees will sit for a period of between three and six years, making these elections particularly salient as elected members of the Vacancy in See Committee are likely to play a key role in appointing Bishop Peter’s successor.
Nominations are open for the following positions:
|Chair of House of Clergy||Synod member|
|Chair of House of Laity||Synod member|
|Bishop’s Council||Synod member|
|Committee for Social Responsibility||Synod member|
|Parish Share Appeals Committee||Synod member|
|Committee for Ministry||Need not be a synod member|
|Board of Patronage||Need not be a synod member|
|Vacancy in See Committee||Need not be a synod member|
Diocesan Secretary, George Colville, says: “We welcome nominations from all corners of the diocese, whether you are familiar with diocesan governance or not. Our committees play an important role and it’s our hope that they will reflect the breadth and depth of opinion and viewpoints.”
Completed nomination forms must be sent to George Colville no later than 12 noon on Friday 28 September 2018. Forms received after that time cannot be considered.
The election of synodical committee members is an important aspect of diocesan governance. The committees offer specialised support and guidance to the Bishop’s Staff team and diocesan officers based at Church House, Daresbury.
The synodical committee election results will be announced at the first gathering of the new Diocesan Synod on the morning of Saturday 10 November.
Click here, for further details and to download copies of the nominations form.