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Katie Bell

Diocesan Secretary & CEO

Meeting three times a year, usually in April, June and November, Diocesan Synod is the statutory governing body of the Diocese.

It is elected with representation across the Diocese with broadly equal members of clergy and lay (not ordained) people meeting together with the bishops and archdeacons quarterly. 

Bishop’s Council 

The Bishop’s Council is the Standing Committee of the Diocesan Synod. It plans the business of the Synod, advises it, and transacts its business when not in session. As Bishop’s Council, it advises the Bishop, appoints members to various committees, and formulates, discusses and co-ordinates policies relating to the life and work of the diocese.