Synodical Government in the Diocese


The Church of England is governed through a structure of Synods (or assemblies) that operate at all levels of the Church.  Each Synod is made up of clergy and laity and has a significant number of elected representatives.

For support and advice about any area of Synodical government, including queries regarding the Church Representation Rules for PCCs, Deanery Synods and Diocesan Synods, please contact Jayne Tarry, part of the Parish & Synod Support Department.


The Church Representation Rules are now available online.


Latest News from around the Diocese

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Bishop: Government must invest in higher education

Bishop of Winchester calls on Government to continue investment in higher education: ‘a public good for the common good’

Lenten project completes outdoor classroom

New Archdeacon for Diocese to Focus on Mission

Bishop urges Government to back teacher training

Bishop's speech in full

Record number of baptisms in Winchester

Southampton churches offer homelessness solutions

Synod Vote in Favour of Women Bishops' Legislation

Winchester Diocesan Synod has voted in favour of the amended draft legislation to allow the Consecration of Women in the Episcopate

Vacancy in the See of Basingstoke

Bishop of Kigali to visit Romsey Abbey

Statement on the fire at St Andrew's Church