Executive Committee

Fields of Responsibility

There will be four meetings set each year: action required between meetings will be arranged by e-mail or conference call.

  1. to develop proposals for Synod strategy, for approval by Synod;
  2. to monitor that responsibility is allocated comprehensively and appropriately, for actions that support Synod-approved policy or that respond to General Assembly assignments;
  3. to manage the process for Synod appointments, both paid and unpaid;
  4. to manage office arrangements and administration work - including establishment numbers within budget - for the Moderator and the Training Team, and for liaison between Synod and the local churches;
  5. to manage staff relations within employment legislation, including setting office staff salaries;
  6. to monitor performance against the Administration Fund Budget;
  7. to make arrangements for meetings of Synod, developing detailed agendas; and
  8. to take urgent action as necessary;

in every case asking what the ecumenical implications are.


Committee Members:

  • Convener (Synod Moderator) - Revd Paul Whittle
  • Secretary (Synod Clerk) - Mr Keir Hounsome                    
  • Resources Committee Convener (Synod Treasurer) - Mr Gil Heathcote
  • Mission Committee Convener -  Revd Mark Ambrose
  • Pastoral Committee Convener - Revd Cecil White
  • Lay Representative - Mr William Glasse
  • Area Partnership Pastoral Advocate - Revd Dr Catherine Ball
  • Area Partnership Pastoral Advocate - Revd Chris Wood
  • Hertfordshire & Essex Border Ecumenical Area (HAEBEA) - Revd Kathryn Taylor

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