Bishop's Council

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Also known as the Standing Committee of Diocesan Synod, the Bishop's Council serves to:

  • Plan the business of the Diocesan Synod, to prepare the agenda for its sessions and to circulate to members information about matters for discussion;
  • Initiate proposals for action by the Synod and to advise it on matters of policy which are placed before it;
  • Advise the President on any matters which he may refer to the Committee;
  • Subject to the directions of the Synod to transact the business of the Synod when it is not in session;
  • Appoint members of the committees or nominate members for election to committees, subject to the directions of the Synod;
  • Carry out such other functions as the Synod may delegate to it.


Ex Officio Members:

Diocesan Bishop - The Rt. Revd. Richard Jackson 
Archdeacon of Hereford - The Ven. Derek Chedzey
Archdeacon of Hereford -  Revd Fiona Gibson
The Dean of Hereford - Vacant
Chair of the House of Clergy - Revd. Preb. Simon Cawdell
Chair of the House of Laity - Philip Wilcock
Chair of the Board of Finance - Revd. Jane Rogers
Chair of the Board of Education - The Rt. Revd. Richard Jackson (Interim)

Elected members:

Elected clergy, three required:

  • Revd. Preb. Ashley Buck
  • Revd. Preb. Jane Davies
  • Revd. Andy Morgan

Elected laity, three required:

  • Jo Beavan,
  • Patrick Darling
  • Chris Smith

Skills nominees:  (4 places for Skills; names to be formally approved by Diocesan Synod/DBF*): 

  • Ruth Gittins
  • Sarah Smith
  • Nigel Sellers
  • Nat Hone

In attendance:  Diocesan Secretary, Sam Pratley