Diocesan Council

By virtue of the Diocesan Council Statute 1888-2002, Diocesan Council is the Standing Committee of Synod and when Synod is not in session acts for and on behalf of Synod in all matters appertaining to the “temporal affairs” of the Church in the Diocese. In this context, “temporal affairs” includes the fixing of clergy stipends and allowances, arrangements for clergy housing and office accommodation, and generally, all pecuniary arrangements relating to parochial and non-parochial clergy. Council is also responsible for:

  • setting conditions of employment relating to lay employees engaged in departments funded by council;
  • policy matters relating to parish buildings;
  • strategies for funding parochial outreach and parish development;
  • training of clergy and their deployment;
  • provisions of the Statutes and resolutions of Synod;
  • the arrangements of Synod and the transaction of all business rising out of the decisions of Synod.

Diocesan Council usually meets on the second Thursday of each month but does not meet in January or in the month Synod is held.

Members of Diocesan Council

  • Philip Goldsworthy
  • Carolyn Tan
  • Peter Dawes
  • Katherine Barrett-Lennard
  • David Deeny
  • Marc Dale
  • Angela Webb
  • Peter Manuel
  • Carine Collins
  • Ian Carter
  • Lorna Green
  • William Leadbetter
  • Sally Boyle
  • Philip Teale
  • Lionel Snell
  • Kay Goldsworthy
  • Katherine Wilmot
  • Jeremy James
  • Richard Pengelley
  • Keith Stephens

(Correct at 20 November 2018)