Governance survey results

Governance survey results

As requested by Synod 2014, the Structure and Function of Synod Subcommittee sought the views of the Diocese on the Principles and Values that were important when considering the future of diocesan governance.  The subcommittee is very grateful to the 50 people who took the time to respond.  A summary and the full results are below.  The committee intends to report to pre-synod regional meetings with a view to presenting proposed principles and values to Synod. The subcommittee noted that the following themes emerged from the survey responses:

  • we need in diocesan governance people who
    • deliver results, are led by the Spirit and grounded in the Gospel
    • have the skills needed for the specific governance role concerned, and are able to function as a team player and who listen and consult appropriately
    • bring and can appreciate a wide diversity of experience and views
  • it is also important that governance groups contain
    • people with experience in governance and who understand Anglican parish and other realities
    • a balance of clergy (stipended and non-stipended) and laity
  • also there needs to be regard to regional spread of governance group members
  • the most important thing about the selection/election process is that it be transparent

Bishop Justin’s submission on values for a single governance committee was also received by the subcommittee. Read the full Governance Survey Results.