Synod Information


Here are key documents and pieces of information that relate to Synod.


Synod Minutes and Standing Orders

If you want to know what happened at any of the Synods in the last year, you can find that information here in the draft minutes, alongside presentations that were given at each Synod.

Standing Orders


Diocesan Synod Minutes 16/10/21

Diocesan Synod Minutes 12/06/21

Diocesan Synod Minutes 13/03/21

Diocesan Synod Minutes 14/11/20

Diocesan Synod Minutes 26/9/20

Diocesan Synod Minutes 19/10/19


Synod Dates

The dates for Synod can be found below.

Next Synod: 18 March 2023

Diocesan Synod provisional meeting dates 2023-2026


Synod Officers and Contact Information

President of the Diocesan Synod: The Rt Revd Nick Baines, Bishop of Leeds

Chair of the House of Clergy: The Revd Canon Rachel Firth

Chair of the House of Laity: Canon Matthew Ambler

Diocesan Registrar: David Whitaker

Secretary to the Diocesan Synod: Jonathan Wood

If you have any questions or comments about Synod, please contact our Governance & Elections Lead and Diocesan Electoral Registration Officer, Heather Burge, via email: heather.burge [at]

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