Prayers – ​Diocesan Synod elections

Every three years, each diocese must elect a new Diocesan Synod from its clergy and
church members. Nominations for the next Diocesan Synod for our Diocese open in
May and the results of the election will be announced in August. 

Andrew Quinn has been a Diocesan Synod member for Stourport Deanery for the last
four years (having started late in the previous cycle of synod, he continued into the
new cycle). He said:

“Being a part of the synod has taught me much and opened my eyes to the diversity
of the church that we are part of. It has been a very interesting time in the life of the
synod, with the issue of women bishops, the Anglican Covenant, links with our partner
dioceses and of course the implementation of the Kingdom People vision being just a
few of the things that I have been involved with. 

It is easy to take the running of the Church for granted and think that it happens
‘somewhere in the Old Palace’ or suchlike. The truth is, however, that ‘the Diocese’ is
all of our local churches together.

If we don’t raise our local church voice in synod then we have no voice. It can easily
be seen as ‘another committee’ or ‘all about money’ or even ‘just a talking shop’ but
at the meetings I have attended it has often become a vote on women as bishops, the
future of the life of Anglican churches together or the public statement of the church
on war in Syria.

I would like to encourage everyone
to support the church they want to
see in future by becoming a member
of synod, or being a member of the
church’s education board, or taking
up any of the opportunities to work
in a diocesan context.” 

Please pray for all those considering standing for the next Diocesan Synod and
for those who will be stepping down this year. 

Worcester East Deanery – Rural Dean: Stuart Currie; Lay Chair: Michael Bunclark 

Diocese of Uppsala (Sweden): Archbishop Antje Jackelén with Bishop Ragnar Persenius 

Diocese of Llandaff (Wales): Archbishop Barry Morgan with Bishop David Wilbourne 

Diocese of Nandyal (India): Bishop Eggoni Pushpalalitha

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