The Diocese of Bristol is led by the Bishop of Bristol and governed by our Diocesan Synod. Andrew Lucas is the Chairman of the Bristol Diocesan Board of Finance Ltd.
The Diocesan Synod is an elected body which considers matters referred from General Synod, deaneries, PCCs and from individual Synod members. It formulates diocesan policy on a wide range of issues, assists the Bishops and their staff to support and oversee the work of the diocese, approves the budget, and debates important local and national issues affecting the Church.
Meetings are held three times a year. This helps to provide a system of democratic representation and accountability.
Synod is comprised of three houses – bishops, clergy and laity – who meet together although on some issues they vote separately.
Diocesan Synod Reports are published online in the Diocesan Synod News section here.
Diocesan Synod meeting papers can be found under the events listing for that Synod meeting in the events calendar here.