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The General Synod elections for the Diocese of Blackburn have taken place and the results are now known. 

Counting took place on the morning of October 13, 2021. 

Our Diocese is entitled to send five elected members of the Clergy and six elected members of the Laity to the new Synod.

Synod considers and approves legislation affecting the whole of the Church of England, formulates new forms of worship, debates matters of national and international importance, and approves the annual budget for the work of the Church at national level. 

Presiding Officer, Graeme Pollard, said: "Thanks to all candidates for their time and effort during the course of this General Synod election in 2021.

"Thank you to everyone who voted and let's now hold all of our elected representatives in our prayers as the new quinquennium and the work of a new Synod begins." 

Date of first new General Synod

  • The dates for the first session of the newly elected Synod is 15-17 November, 2021. 





Ronnie Semley, October 2021