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If I'm elected what happens next?

The first meeting of the new Synod will be held on Saturday 13 October 2018, at St Olave's School in Orpington and papers will be sent to members in plenty of time for you to prepare yourself for the meeting by:

  • Reading the papers in advance: When items are being presented at Synod, it will be on the assumption that all members have read the background material.
  • Consulting colleagues: Elected members of Synods are there to feed in views and raise concerns from their deaneries and parishes.Make a point of asking colleagues on Deanery Synod for issues and concerns they would like you to feed in to meetings – do this well in advance so you can be sure to have time to submit questions which allow for answers to be prepared.
  • Coming with an open mind: Come being open to the possibility of that you might be persuaded to see things differently!

When elected to Diocesan Synod you automatically become an ex-officio member of your Deanery Synod and your PCC. Your membership on these bodies requires you to sign a DBS and the 'fit and proper person' declaration form.

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