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Synods & Governance

This page contains content relating to the Boards, Groups and Committees that form our Synods and Governance structures.

The Diocese of Durham is led by the Bishop of Durham and governed by our Diocesan Synod. Synodical governance provides a system for partnership with the Bishop, ensuring that the Diocese can consider matter together and move forward in agreement.

The Diocesan Synod is an elected body constituted to consider matters relating to the mission of the Church, advise & consult with the Bishop and to agree the financial plans of the Diocese.

The Church of England is governed by the General Synod to which the Diocese has elected membership of Laity, Clergy as well as the Bishop.

The Governance Structure adopted within the Diocese of Durham is shown graphically here.