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The members of Diocesan Synod are also members of the Diocesan Board of Finance which is responsible for the custody and management of the diocesan finances and the employment of all persons in receipt of salaries paid directly from those funds. The Diocesan Synod is elected every three years. 

As a company limited by guarantee the board is governed by the companies act and by its memorandum and articles of association. As a charity it is governed by the Charities Act. Diocesan Synod meets three times a year. The next meeting will be held on 18 November. The dates for 2018 are 17 March, 16 June and 17 November. 


 

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Agenda and papers for 17 June 2017

Agenda

Minutes and attendance for 11 March 2017

DBF agenda and minutes

Abbreviated Financial Statements

Statutory Reports and Accounts

Paper DS(2017)04 – 2017 Budget

Paper DS(2017)05 – Safeguarding – cover paper and policy statement

Paper DS(2017)06 - Bishop's Council and Finance Committee reports

 

Time for youth video

Other useful documents


Previous meetings agenda and papers

Agenda and papers for 11 March 2017

Agenda

Minutes and attendance for 12 November 2016

Paper DS(2017)01 - Diocesan Youth Strategy

Paper DS(2017)02 - Bishop's Council and Finance Committee reports

Paper DS(2017)03 - Annual Briefing 


Agenda and Papers for 12 November 2016 meeting

Agenda

Minutes and attendance for the 18 June 2016 meeting

DS(2016)10 - Vocations 

Parish Giving Scheme flyer

DS(2016)11 - Diocesan Refugee Group Update

DS(2016)12 - Financial Update and Feedback from the Budget Consultation 

DS(2016)13 - 2017 Deanery Synod election formula

DS(2016)14 - Bishop's Council and Finance Committee reports 

 

Agenda and papers for 18 June 2016 meeting

 

Agenda 

Minutes and attendance for 12 March 2016 meeting

DS(2016)4 - New Housing Areas and Strategic Mission Priority Areas 

DBF AGM - agenda and minutesFinance Committee reportSOFA part oneSOFA part twoAudit Report

2015 Annual Accounts and Trustees' Report 

DS(2016)5 - 2017 Budget

House of Laity - agenda and minutes

DS(2016)6 - Social Responsibility: Citizens UK

DS(2016)7 - National Safegaurding Policy and Practice Guidance 

DS(2016)8 - Anglican Communion Covenant motion - withdrawal 

DS(2016)9 - BC, DMPC, FC reports  

 

Agenda and papers for 12 March 2016 meeting
 

Agenda

Minutes and Attendance for 14 November 2015 meeting 

DS(2016)1 - Share Scheme report 

DS(2016)2 - Academy Strategy and Church School performance 

DS(2016)3 - BC, DMPC and FC report

Annual Briefing for Parishes - financial year 2015

Text for Amending Canon No.34 and Instrument of Enactment 

 

Agenda and papers for 14 November 2015 meeting


Agenda

House of Clergy agenda and minutes

House of Laity agenda and minutes 

Minutes and attendance from 6 June 2015 meeting

DS(15)8 - Draft Transforming Presence document 

DS(15)9 - Committee for Minority Ethnic Anglican Concerns (CMEAC)

DS(15)10 - BC, DMPC and FC report

DBF - agenda and minutes

DS(15)11 -Budget for 2016

DS(15)12 - Promulgation of Amending Canon No.35 and Act of Convocation Guidelines for the Professional Conduct of the Clergy

Full text of Amending Canon No. 35

Full text of Act of Convocation 

 

Agenda and papers for the meeting on 6 June 2015

Agenda

Minutes and attendance from 14 November 2014

DS(15)1 - National Reform & Renewal workstreams 

DS(15)2 - Annual Report to Diocesan Synod 2014 - full report

DS(15)3 - BC, DMPC and FC report

DS(15)4 - Schemes for Deanery Synod lay representation of Bishop's Mission Orders

DS(15)5 - Promulgation of Amending Canons 32 and 33 - full text of Amending Canon 32, full text of Amending Canon 33

DBF AGM - AgendaMinutesFinance Committee reportSOFA part one, SOFA part two, Audit ReportHouses Committee and Investment Committee report

DS(15)6 - Budget 2016

DS(15)7 - Share Scheme Review - Interim Report

Slides from June Synod 

Reform and Renewal video

 

 

Archive of Synod Papers


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