Synod Committee Vacancies

The list of vacancies will appear here and within the Synod papers for the October and March Synod Meetings.  Vacancies will be for a three-year term in the first instance, with possible re-election for a second term.  Wherever possible, vacancies will be filled at the October Synod Meeting to run for a three-year term from January of the following year.  Where necessary, vacancies can be agreed by the March Synod Meeting, counting the year of election as the first of the three-year term.

All committee vacancies are elected by the Synod Meeting. In the main these are volunteer appointments - it will be clearly specified if remuneration is available. Further information about any committee vacancy is available from the This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

If you want to offer (or suggest someone) can you please contact  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or the Synod Clerk.

 We are currently looking to appoint  three important volunteer roles within the Synod:-

Executive Committee

We are a seeking a lay representative to serve on this Committee. It meets four times each year with action required between meetings being dealt with by email.

The Committee has a range of roles including the development of proposals for Synod strategy; managing the process for Synod appointments; oversight of office management and employment matters; and making arrangements for Synod meetings.

Resources Committee

We are seeking a person to serve on this Committee which also meets four times each year.

The Committee is primarily concerned with developing the Synod’s finance and property policies; making grants; and approving property transactions relating to local churches and major alterations to property.

Spirituality Advocate

The role of our Spirituality Advocate centres on the promotion of opportunities within the Synod for the practice and study of prayer in all its forms. The Advocate is a member of the Synod’s Pastoral Committee which also meets four times each year.


We are also seeking people to fill these two roles that become vacant at the end of 2017:-

Secretary to the Pastoral Committee

The primary responsibility of this role involves the preparing agendas for, and taking minutes at, the four Committee meetings each year and the annual  meeting of Area Partnership Pastoral Advocates. There is also a limited amount of correspondence between meetings.

Colchester and Tendring Pastoral Advocate

In addition to the Advocate’s local work there is an annual meeting of Pastoral Advocates.

All Committee meetings are held during the day at the Synod office and last for two to three hours. The annual meeting of Pastoral Advocates takes place on a Saturday morning.

All these roles are initially for 3 years. Please would anyone who is interested in any of them or would like more details please contact me, either by ringing on 01603 - 452550 or sending an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

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