Diocesan Synod Elections 2024

The current three year term, or triennium, of the Norwich Diocesan Synod ends in July 2024, so a new Synod will need to be elected. The electorate are the houses of clergy and laity in the Deanery Synods across the diocese, who elect clergy and lay candidates to represent their Deanery in the Diocesan Synod. The election will take place between 1 June and 15 July. It will be important for each PCC to ensure that their parish is properly represented at Deanery Synod, ensuring at their APCM that any vacancies for lay representatives of the parish at Deanery Synod are filled by the end of May. The Diocesan Electoral Registration Officer (“DERO”) will check with Deanery Synod Secretaries to ensure that lists of clerical and lay voters are up to date in May. A more detailed timetable for the elections will follow in due course.

Church Representation Rules 2022

The latest version of the Church Representation Rules was published in 2022, and can be found at Church Representation Rules 2022.

Parochial Fees for 2024

A new Parochial Fees Order has come into force for 2024 with effect from 1 January 2024. The new fees are set out in the Parochial Fees Table 2024

Parish Safeguarding Handbook

All parishes and parish clergy should be aware that there is a new Parish Safeguarding Handbook, the latest version of which is at Parish Safeguarding Handbook. If your benefice or parish has its own website it is now a requirement that on the front page of that website there should be a clear link to safeguarding resources. This should include details of the Named Person for Safeguarding in the parish/benefice, and details of how to report any safeguarding concerns. More information is available on the Diocese of Norwich website safeguarding page which is at Diocesan Safeguarding Advice .