Diocesan Synod is the regional assembly of the Church of England in Essex and East London. It is the main policy making body of the diocese and comprises three Houses - of Bishops, Clergy and Laity.
The members of Diocesan Synod are also members of the Diocesan Board of Finance which is responsible for the custody and management of the diocesan finances and the employment of all persons in receipt of salaries paid directly from those funds. The Diocesan Synod is elected every three years.
As a company limited by guarantee the board is governed by the companies act and by its memorandum and articles of association. As a charity it is governed by the Charities Act. Diocesan Synod meets three times a year. The next meeting will be held on 12 November 2016. The dates for 2017 are 11 March, 17 June and 18 November.
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