DIOCESAN ELECTIONS 2021
Diocesan Conference Members are asked to make nominations for elected positions on provincial and diocesan boards and committees. We hope that this will lead to wider representation across the diocese and encourage new people to become involved in the life of our church. We have several elections taking place this year.
All the information you need is below.
Please follow the instructions on the Nomination Forms carefully. Please return Nomination Forms and Candidate Acceptance Forms by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on 9 April 2021.
If you are unable to return the forms by email you may return them by post by noon on 9 April 2021:
ONLY MEMBERS OF DIOCESAN CONFERENCE ARE ABLE TO NOMINATE OR SECOND A NOMINEE.
THE OFFICE WILL CONTACT ALL NOMINATORS AND SECONDERS TO CONFIRM NOMINATIONS.
Ballot papers will be issued accordingly.
THE COLLEGE OF EPISCOPAL ELECTORS
Episcopal Electors represent the Diocese on Electoral Colleges that elect Diocesan Bishops and the Archbishop. The Diocese usually has three lay and three clerical electors at each college. There is also a supplemental list of members for when one of the others is unable to attend. Members of the College are expected to maintain an oath of confidentiality about its discussions and proceedings. Electors should be able to spend up to 3 full days (including overnight) for each college.
There will be an Electoral College for the new Bishop of Swansea and Brecon and for the Archbishop of Wales in 2021.
Further information about the Episcopal Electors
The Standing Committee is the executive of the Diocesan Conference and acts as the conference with all of its powers when the Conference is not meeting. The Standing Committee receives regular reports from Diocesan Committees and boards and questions officers, it looks at strategy and forward planning, and boundary changes. The Standing Committee usually meets four times a year (one is usually an all-day meeting) and members are usually expected to serve on one other Diocesan committee as a Standing Committee representative.
2021 - The remaining meetings for this year are 13th May, 28th July and 21st October.
THE ST DAVIDS DIOCESAN BOARD OF FINANCE
The purpose of the DBF is to fund and resource the Mission and Ministry of the Diocese, the members of the Board are its Directors and Trustees (it is both a Company Limited by Guarantee and a Registered Charity). The Board operates through a number of committees and members are expected to serve on at least one committee. The DBF sets the annual budget and ministry share level. It also manages the property and investments held by the DBF. The Board usually meets five times a year.
2021 - The remaining meetings for this year are 11th May, 7th July, 6th October and 9th November