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The Bishop's Council

Under the Synodical Government Measure 1969 the diocesan synod has made standing orders providing for a bishop’s council and standing committee of the synod.


The functions of the Bishop’s Council shall be:

  1. To plan the business of the Synod, to prepare the agenda for its sessions and to circulate to members information about matters for discussion.
  2. To initiate proposals for action by the Synod and to advise it on matters of policy which are placed before it.
  3. To advise the President on any matters which he may refer to the Bishop’s Council
  4. Subject to the directions of the Synod to transact the business of the Synod when it is not in session.
  5. To appoint members of committees or nominate members for election to committees subject to the directions of the Synod.
  6. To act as the Board of Directors of the Coventry Diocesan Board of Finance Ltd
  7. To act as the Diocesan Mission and Pastoral Committee.
  8. To carry out such other functions as the Synod may delegate to it.

Ex officio members
Bishop of Coventry
The Rt Revd Dr Christopher Cocksworth
Bishop of Warwick
The Rt Revd John Stroyan
Dean of Coventry
The Very Revd John Irvine
Archdeacon Pastor
The Ven John Green
Archdeacon Missioner
The Ven Morris Rodham
Chair of the House of Clergy
The Revd Ruth Walker
Chair of the House of Laity
Mr Graham Wright
Chair of the DBF
Cn Ian Francis
Elected by Diocesan Synod
7 from the House of clergy
Revd Tim Britton
Revd Terry Colling
Revd Martin Gorick
Revd Paul Manuel
Revd Kate Mier
Revd Cn Martin Saxby
Revd Cn Katrina Scott
8 from the House of Laity
Mr Christopher Baker
Mr Kevin Downham
Mrs Felicity Hawke
Mr Nicholas Hodges
Mrs Janet Owen
Miss Kath Parrington
Mr Peter Rogers
Mr David Wigman
Nominated members
Dr Rex Pogson
Cn Simon Lloyd



Diocesan Pastoral and Mission Committee

Every diocese has a Diocesan Mission and Pastoral Committee under the Diocese, Pastoral and Mission Measure 2007.


In the diocese of Coventry the Bishop’s Council is the Diocesan Mission and Pastoral Committee.


It is the duty of the Mission and Pastoral Committee to make or assist in making better proision for the cure of souls in the diocese, and from time to time to review the arrangements for pastoral supervision in the diocese, (including sharing agreements in respect of a church or parsonage house and any proposals for sharing agreements) and where they consider it desireable to make recommendations to the Bishop.


The constitution, procedure and full functions of the Committe are set out in this document.


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