Synod Executive Committee

a strategic overview of the life of the Synod

The Synod Executive Committee usually meets four or five times a year, and has a strategic role in drawing together the work of the various Synod Committees, preparing the Synod meetings, and monitoring the work of the Synod.

Its membership is: Moderator, Clerk, Treasurer, Property Consultant, the Synod’s Representative on the central URC Mission Committee, the Convener and Vice Chair of the Resources Committee, and the Conveners (or other representatives) of Ministries Committee, Synod Pastoral Committee, Mission & Discipleship Committee, Communications Committee, and the four Area Pastoral Committees.

Functions of the Synod Executive Committee

 

  • Ensuring the good ordering of the affairs of the Synod in the interests of the mission of the church
  • Appointing the conveners of Synod committees
  • Exercising overall responsibility for the appointment and employment of Synod staff (though legal responsibility now lies with the Trust Management Committee)
  • Appointing sub-groups to advise or to authorise the Synod officers to act on personnel matters (including grievance procedures), Synod venues and preparation, appeals, discipline, nominations, etc. and appointing task groups to carry out specific pieces of work on its behalf
  • Ensuring good communication within the Synod including the Synod website and weekly newsletter
  • Receiving and dealing with matters sent for the Synod’s attention by Area Meetings, local churches, General Assembly or Mission Council
  • Keeping policies and procedures under review

Synod Officers

Brian Jolly

Brian Jolly

Moderator

0161 789 5583

 

Tim Hopley

Tim Hopley

Clerk

07880 921 410

 

Mike Hart

Mike Hart

Treasurer

07519 124846

 

Christopher Whitehead

Christopher Whitehead

Chair of the Synod Trust

Committee Convenors

[vacant]

[vacant]

Pastoral

 

Elizabeth Hall

Elizabeth Hall

Ministries

Richard Bradley

Richard Bradley

Mission and Discipleship

 

Tim Hopley

Tim Hopley

Communications Committee

Area Pastoral Committee Convenors

Martyn Coe

Martyn Coe

Cumbria APC

Derek Estill

Derek Estill

Lancashire APC

 

Jacky Embrey

Jacky Embrey

Central APC

 

Kirsty Thorpe

Kirsty Thorpe

South APC

Co-opted Members

Mike Aspinall

Mike Aspinall

Property Consultant

07929 525 909

 

[vacant]

[vacant]

Co-opted member

[vacant]

[vacant]

Co-opted member

[vacant]

[vacant]

Co-opted member

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