2021 is a year of elections!

During the last year, whilst we have been apart,
have you wanted to be ‘a part’ of wider church life?



Now is your chance to play a part in something bigger! This year the diocese will be electing new members to:

  • Diocesan Synod - nomination forms will be available on 1 June
  • Bishop's Council - nomination forms will be available on 19 July
  • General Synod - nomination forms will be available on 20 July

Please tap the links below to find out more. If you have any questions, contact Helen and Jo, the election team, by email at: elections@coventry.anglican.org.

It is recognised that people from United Kingdom Minority Ethnic / Global Majority Heritage (UKME / GMH) backgrounds are currently under-represented in the governing bodies of the Diocese of Coventry.  This includes elected bodies such as Diocesan Synod and Bishop’s Council.  It is in these places that decisions, planning and influencing happens and it is critical to inclusion, belonging, representation and growth that there is diversity of thought, understanding and contribution in these processes. The Diocese of Coventry particularly welcomes nominations from UKME / GMH candidates, to help us live up to our mandate of being a body where all the gifts of all the people flourish to the full, as we work together in our mission purpose of worshipping God, making new disciples and transforming communities.

Vacancy in See Committee elections
A Vacancy in See Committee is required to be in existence at all times in every diocese. We are looking for clergy and laity to be elected to the committee.
Open Vacancy in See Committee elections

2021 Bishop's Council elections
The Bishop's Council is the senior committee of the Diocese, which plays an important role in overseeing diocesan strategy and budgets.
Open 2021 Bishop's Council elections

2021 Diocesan Synod elections
The Diocesan Synod is the 'parliament' of the Diocese, with over 100 members drawn from all eleven deaneries. It normally meets three times each year, for a mixture of worship, prayer, presentations, debates and discussion.
Open 2021 Diocesan Synod elections

2021 General Synod elections
The General Synod considers and approves legislation affecting the whole of the Church of England, formulates new forms of worship, debates matters of national and international importance, and approves the annual budget for the work of the Church at national level.
Open 2021 General Synod elections