House of Clergy

The General Synod is an assembly made up of the Convocations of Canterbury and York - a House of Bishops and a House of Clergy - to which is added a House of Laity.

The House of Clergy is made up of 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.

Joint Chairs of the House of Clergy

The Revd Canon Simon Butler (Southwark) - Prolocutor of the Lower House of the Convocation of Canterbury

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

Secretary

Jonathan Neil-Smith

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. Further details are available on the Convocation pages.