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 Bishop James, our Diocese’s representatives on General Synod are:

Clergy:

Laity:

General Synod elections 2021

For information and details about standing for election to the General Synod for the next five-year term 2021-2026, click on the resources below.

General Synod elections 2021 - House of Clergy Candidates Addresses

Click on the links below to read election addresses received by the Diocese of Carlisle for those people standing for the House of Clergy in the forthcoming General Synod elections:

General Synod elections 2021 - House of Laity Candidates Addresses

Click on the links below to read election addresses received by the Diocese of Carlisle for those people standing for the House of Laity in the forthcoming General Synod elections:

Useful Links

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