Diocese of Chichester


The Diocesan Synod is made up of three Houses – the bishops, the clergy, and the laity. These are referred to as the House of Bishops, the House of Clergy, and the House of Laity. When it is appropriate to do so these Houses meet separately, for instance, when a matter before the Diocesan Synod affects the clergy and laity in different ways.

However, normally the Diocesan Synod meets together as a whole. It meets twice a year.

Forthcoming meetings:

Saturday 7 November 2020

East Sussex College (formerly Sussex Downs College), 1 Mountfield Road, Lewes, BN7 2XH (please click link to see a map) Here is a link to a photograph to show the turning into the College off Mountfield Road

Saturday 22 May 2021 – venue to be confirmed

Saturday 20 November 2021 – venue to be confirmed

For enquiries contact Anne-Marie Mizler

Telephone: 01273 421 021

Please see the Related Resources section below for links to useful documents, including: Diocesan Synod members; Committee members; Committee Handbook; Standing Orders; Trustee Role Description; Trustee Declaration; Charity Commission guidance.

Previous Diocesan Synod meetings

Saturday 30th May 2020

Diocesan Synod was CANCELLED due to Covid-19. However, the AGM of the Chichester Diocesan Fund and Board of Finance (Incorporated) took place virtually via Zoom that day. Click here for a video of the core parts of proceedings or can be seen below.

Agenda and Supporting Documents:

Chichester Diocesan Fund and Board of Finance AGM Agenda – 30 May 2020

Reports on Bishop’s Council and General Synod

Report Book 2019

Red Book (Management Accounts) 2019

Statutory Accounts 2019

Related Resources