Bishop’s Council

The Bishop’s Council is the standing committee of Diocesan Synod, with the following remit:

  • To plan the business of the Diocesan Synod
  • To initiate proposals for action by the Diocesan Synod and to advise it on matters of policy
  • To advise the Bishop on any matters which he may refer to it
  • Subject to the directions of the Diocesan Synod, to transact the business of the Synod when it is not in session
  • To establish such committees of the Bishop’s Council and their terms of reference as it considers fit, and to appoint members to committees or other bodies
  • To carry out such other functions as the Diocesan Synod may delegate to it


  • The Rt Revd P Hancock (Bishop of Bath and Wells)
  • The Rt Revd R Worsley (Bishop of Taunton)
  • The Very Revd Dr J Davies (Dean of Wells)
  • The Revd J Haslam (Chair of the House of Clergy)
  • Mrs M E Masters (Chair of the House of Laity)
  • The Ven Dr. A Youings (Archdeacon of Bath)
  • The Ven S Hill (Archdeacon of Taunton)
  • The Ven A Gell (Archdeacon of Wells)
  • Preb H T Musselwhite
  • Dr A Palmer
  • Mrs M Lee
  • Mr A C Blackshaw

Elected Members

  • The Revd S Buddle
  • The Revd Canon R Driver
  • Mr P C Edge
  • Mr J Loring
  • Dr C Mason
  • The Revd M Andrews
  • The Revd C S Ralph
  • Mrs K M Cannell
  • Mrs K L Tucker
  • Mr S Grimshaw
  • The Revd B S Faulkner
  • The Revd D J L MacGeoch
  • Mr T C Hind
  • Mr C R Jenkins
  • Dr R M Sage

Dates of next meetings

29 September 2020 at 2.00pm
12 November 2020 at 2.00pm

Who to contact

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