Diocesan Synod October 13th 2018

We held the first meeting of the next Triennium

Watch Bishop Paul's Presidential Address
Diocesan Synod met at the Hope Academy, Newton-le-Willows for the first time of the new synodical cycle.

With a mix of newly elected and returning members this meeting began with Eucharist andincluded an overview of how Synod works from Diocesan Secretary, Mike Eastwood.

Synod members divided into houses to elect members to a number of key roles and committees 

Other items of business include a presentation on Digital Communications and a presentation on the Liverpool Diocesan Board of Finance budget.

You can see the papers from this synod in the information panel. 
Synod presentations
Election to the Committees
Elected Chairs
·         Bob Lewis House of Clergy                          
·         Debra Walker House of Laity
Bishops Council
Two clergy   from each archdeaconry           Two lay from each archdeaconry
Liverpool – Miranda Threlfall Holmes, Simon Fisher Pamela Ambrose, David Bishop
Sefton Knowsley – Kate Wharton; Mal Rogers Andrew Wilcockson; 1 vacancy
Wigan West Lancs – Paul Robinson; vacant Philip Stott; Anne Hulbert
Warrington St Helens – Stephen Grey; Sonya Doragh Chris Pye; David Martlew
Board of Education
One clergy from each archdeaconry             One lay from each archdeaconry
Liverpool – Nicola Milford Stephen Derringer elected from Liverpool
Sefton Knowsley – Jeremy Fagan Julia Butcher
Paul Robinson Elected from Wigan David Dennison
Warrington St Helens – vacant Catherine Hayes
Finance Committee
Three clergy                                                Six lay        
This doesn’t need to be equal from each archdeaconry                               
Hannah Lewis; Simon Fisher
1 vacancy
Phil Stott, Angela Matthewson, David Burgess, Andrew Wilcockson, Michael Pitts; Keith Cawdron
Clergy Housing
One clergy from each archdeaconry             One lay from each archdeaconry
Liverpool – Nicola Milford Paul Carhart
Sefton Knowsley – Anne Taylor Andrew Wilcockson
Wigan - vacant Dorothy Howel
Warrington St Helens – Stephen Grey Vacancy
Vacancy in See Committee
Rev Hannah Lewis                                        Jean Cropper
Rev Miranda Threlfall Holmes                        Stephen Derringer
Rev Kate Wharton                                        Angela Matthewson
Anne Taylor                                                 Nadine Daniel
                                                                   Diane Wright
                                                                   Victoria Allen
                                                                   Michael Swinson
                                                                   Adrian Manson