Comments: General Synod elections 2015

This is important if we want to change the Church.

I hope all Thinking Anglicans will ponder how to make a difference in these elections.

Posted by Jeremy at Monday, 20 July 2015 at 6:57pm BST

As a member of General Synod in the last quinquennial, I firmly believe that all Synod elections are important. Also, changing the Church may be a first step, the problem is in agreeing how to change it and into what. Of course, it can only be a step in fulfilling the Great Commission -to make disciples of all nations

Graeme Buttery

Posted by Graeme Buttery at Monday, 20 July 2015 at 8:43pm BST

At the rate things are going, perhaps Synod should concern itself almost exclusively with making disciples of England.

Posted by Jeremy at Tuesday, 21 July 2015 at 2:58am BST

To emphasise my point about the above timetable being only a draft, I now know that the closing date for nominations in the Diocese of Liverpool is 12 noon on Tuesday 1st September 2015, and election addresses must be received by the presiding officer by noon on 8th September 2015.

Posted by Peter Owen at Tuesday, 21 July 2015 at 11:24am BST

"The diocesan electors of a diocese ... shall be the members of the houses of laity of all the deanery synods in the diocese". Isn't it time that everyone on an electoral roll should be able to vote?

Posted by Leslie Fletcher at Wednesday, 22 July 2015 at 10:40pm BST

Any bets on the "flavour" of the new Synod. Fun to speculate! I think Trad Caths and Cons Evos of the headship variety will be squeezed in the House of Clergy...the H of L? Well its anyone's guess...I suspect the laity vote less on party lines, at least some do.

Posted by Perry Butler at Monday, 27 July 2015 at 8:57am BST
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