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Diocesan Synod Elections 2023



There is a vacancy for a lay person to serve as a representative of Reculver Deanery on the Diocesan Synod for the next year. The Diocesan Synod is the body that works with the Bishop on matters affecting the present and future of the Diocese.


It consists of clergy and laity from across the Diocese, it meets three times a year (2 Saturdays and one Wednesday evening), and deals with strategy, money, ministry and important questions referred to it by the General Synod. Being on the Diocesan Synod means you are automatically on your Deanery Synod and your PCC (and DCC in the Whitstable Team) and this particular position only lasts until new elections next year.


Please pray for right persons to come forward for election to this vacancy.  If you think this might be you, or you can think of someone who would be appropariate, please speak with your Deanery Synod members.  The deadline for nominations to be received by our Deanery Secretary (Rev Sue Martin) is Sunday 16 April 2023.  Nomination forms will be available from your Deanery Synod members within the next few days.


Full eligibility details are below, and if you require any further information, please do contact me.


Amanda Boucherat

Reculver Deanery Lay Chair





Eligibility for Election to Diocesan Synod

A lay person is qualified for election by the house of laity of a deanery synod as a member of the diocesan synod if the person is an actual communicant aged 16 or over –

(a) whose name is on the roll of a parish* in the deanery,

(b) whose name is on the community roll of a cathedral church in the deanery which is not a parish church,

(c) who, in a case where the area of the deanery includes Westminster Abbey, St George’s Chapel, Windsor or the cathedral church of Christ in Oxford, is declared by the dean to be a habitual worshipper, or

(d) who is declared by the leader of a mission initiative in the deanery to be part of the worshipping community involved in the initiative.

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