Diocese of Carlisle

General Synod

The General Synod is the national assembly of the Church of England. It came into being in 1970 replacing an earlier body known as the Church Assembly and considers and approves legislation, formulates new forms of worship, debates matters of national and international importance, and approves the annual budget for the work of the Church at national level.

Who represents our diocese on General Synod?

In addition to the Bishop of Carlisle (currently a Vacancy in See), our Diocese’s representatives on General Synod are:



Forms of Return with Election Stages

Full Results of General Synod Elections 2021

Useful Links

The following links are all available on the Church of England's national website: