General Synod Election 2021 results


First published 18th October 2021

Congratulations to the successful candidates of this year’s General Synod Election, elected to represent the Diocese of Bristol for the new five-year term.

The clergy members are The Revd Kat Campion-Spall, The Revd Canon Dr Martin Gainsborough, and The Revd Paul Langham.

The laity members are Dr Brendan Biggs, Miss Abby Scott, and Mr Ed Shaw.

These six members were voted in by the clergy and the laity members of the Deanery Synods.

General Synod is made up of three houses – the Houses of Bishops, Clergy, and Laity. It is the national legislative body of the Church of England, of which the Queen is Supreme Governor. It legislates for the whole of the Church of England and debates matters of national and international importance. 

General Synod typically meets two or three times a year – in London in February, York in July and sometimes in London in November.

Further information about General Synod can be found on the Church of England website.