Diocesan Council

The Diocesan Council shall be a Council of advice to the Bishop and the Standing Committee of the Synod and subject to the provisions of the several Ordinances of the Synod. Diocesan Council may exercise or perform all or any of the rights authorities and powers of the Synod save and except the making altering or repealing of any Ordinances or the altering or repealing of the Constitution. It shall meet not less than four times during each calendar year, and provides to the Synod an annual report. Conduct of the Diocesan Council is governed by the Constitution and the Diocesan Council Ordinance.

Members of Diocesan Council

Ex officio Members
The Right Reverend John Ford, Bishop
The Venerable Dr Peter Carlsson, Archdeacon and Vicar General
Dr Robert Tong, Chancellor
The Dean, Vacancy
Elected Members
The Reverend Paul Devenport
The Reverend Thomas Karamakuzhiyil
The Reverend David Patterson
The Reverend Peter Simmons
The Reverend Michael Varnish
Mrs Ruth Daws
Mr Richard Fisher
Mr David Fleming
Mr Murray McFarlane
Mrs Joan Small
Bishop’s Appointments
The Reverend David Price
Mrs Margaret Philpott
Mrs Anna Stanley
In Attendance
Mrs Donna Jones – Registrar & Secretary of the Council
Mr Graham Dickson
Mr Jeff McHugh
Mr Chris Martin
Dr Ted Sandercock