House of Clergy

The General Synod has 467 members. It comprises the Convocations of Canterbury and York, joined together in a House of Bishops and a House of Clergy, to which is added a House of Laity.

Membership of the House of Clergy comprises the Lower House of the Convocation of Canterbury and the Lower House of the Convocation of York joined into one House. It consists of clergy (other than bishops) who have been elected, appointed or chosen in accordance with Canon H 2 and the rules made under it (including deans, proctors from the dioceses, forces and university constituencies, and clerical members of religious communities) together with ex officio members and up to five co-opted members.

List of members: House of Clergy

Joint Chairs of the House of Clergy

Ven Christine Hardman (Southwark)
Prolocutor of the Lower House of the Convocation of Canterbury

Ven Cherry Vann (Manchester)
Prolocutor of the Lower House of the Convocation of York

Secretary

Jonathan Neil-Smith
020 7898 1373
email: Jonathan.Neil-Smith@churchofengland.org

 

The Standing Committee of the House of Clergy consists of the Prolocutors of the Convocations, the two members elected by the House to serve on the Archbishops' Council, six members elected by and from the Lower House of the Convocation of Canterbury and four members elected by and from the Convocation of York.

Proceedings of the House

Meeting held on 9 July 2010

Meeting held on 8 February 2010

Meeting held on 11 February 2008

Meeting held on 6 July 2007