Diocesan Board of Patronage elections 2018
Following the election of a new Diocesan Synod, members of Synod are required to elect representatives to the Diocesan Board of Patronage. The Diocesan Board of Patronage holds the right of patronage in relation to certain parishes in the Diocese, and meets to act as and when necessary.
The main election has already taken place. However, vacancies still remain for two clerical members.
This by-election is being held to fill those two vacancies.
Timetable: Diocesan Board of Patronage – Clerical By-election – Autumn 2018
|Issue of Notice of Election and Nomination Forms||Thurs 1 November|
|Closing Date for Return of Nomination Forms||Thurs 22 November (noon)|
|Issue of Voting Papers||Thurs 29 November|
|Closing Date for Return of Voting Papers||Thurs 13 December (noon)|
|Count||Fri 14 December|
Who can be elected?
Two clerical places are available to be filled by this By-election.
Any Clerk in Holy Orders beneficed in or licensed to any parish in the Diocese is eligible to stand for election to the Board, by members of the House of Clergy of the Diocesan Synod. Archdeacons in the Diocese are not qualified to be elected.
How to stand for election
First of all, complete the Clergy nomination form, available from the Synodical Department.
Please be very careful to follow all of the instructions on the notice of election paper and the nomination form, including those concerning the candidate’s statement, and who can propose and second your nomination. In standing as a member of the clergy, they must be clerical members of the Diocesan Synod. The form must be signed by your proposer and seconder and also by yourself as candidate. Please note that deadlines for the receipt of nomination and voting papers have to be strictly adhered to in the interests of fairness to all.
For details on candidacy, electors and for other information, please contact the Synodical Department, Tel: 020 7932 1228/1236, email: firstname.lastname@example.org