How The Synod is Running During Vacancy

During this period of vacancy as we look for a new Synod Moderator for Southern Synod The Revd Bridget Banks and The Revd George Watt are taking on the role of Moderatorial Cover.

  • The Revd George Watt (george.watt@urcsouthern.org.uk) will give general oversight two days per week to assist the smooth running of the office and to give general oversight of Synod strategy including dealing with matters from staff. George will chair Synod Council in November 2019 and February 2020 and Synod Together in March 2020
  • The Revd Bridget Banks (bridget.banks@urcsouthern.org.uk) will attend Moderators’ Meeting and to deal with serious pastoral issues including attendance at Pastoral Committees.

Other pastoral matters to be managed by the Synod Area Pastoral Committee Conveners. The Revd Dr Paul Dean  will have oversight of ecumenical matters including attendance at Church Leaders Breakfasts, enabling groups and churches Together meetings representing the Synod.

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