General Synod

General Synod is the legislative body of the Church of England. Together with the Westminster Parliament, it is the only body in the land which is entitled to make national law for England.

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Legislative Measures passed by the Church of England are signed off by the Queen as Head of State. In addition to legislation, the General Synod also agrees the national Budget for the Church of England and debates a wide range of public and social issues from the perspective of a faith organisation.

General Synod Elections 2021 – 2026

The elections for the 2021-2026 General Synod were held in October 2021.

The House of Laity elected members for the period 2021 – 2026 are:

  • Vivian Hall
  • Nicolas Herian
  • Robert Perry

The House of Clergy elected members for the period 2021 – 2026 are:

  • Revd Canon Anne Brown
  • Revd Ian Gulland
  • Revd Andrew Yates

If you would like to find out more about General Synod click here. If you want to find out more about the new General Synod representatives click here.



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