Functions of Deanery Synods

(1) To consider matters concerning the Church of England and to make provision for such matters in relation to the Deanery and to consider and express opinions on any other matters of religious or public interest but not to declare the doctrine of the Church on
any question.

(2) To bring together the views of the parishes of the Deanery on common problems and to discuss and formulate common policies on these problems, to foster a sense of community and interdependence among those parishes and generally to promote in the Deanery the whole mission of the Church, pastoral, evangelistic, social and ecumenical. To make known and so far as appropriate put into effect any provision made by the Diocesan Synod.

(3) To consider the business of the Diocesan Synod, particularly any matters referred to that Synod by the General Synod, and to sound out parochial opinion whenever it is required or consider it appropriate to do so.

(4) To raise such matters as the Deanery Synod considers appropriate with the Diocesan Synod. If the Diocesan Synod delegates to Deanery Synods functions in relation to the parishes of its Deaneries, in particular the determination of parochial shares in quotas allocated to the Deaneries, the Deanery Synod must exercise those functions.

The Synodical Government Measure of 1969

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