Vacancy in See Committee
At the General Synod in York in July 1993, the Vacancy in See Committees Regulation 1993 was formally confirmed and proclaimed as an Act of Synod. The Regulation makes provision for the membership and procedure of Vacancy in See Committees which are required to be in place in every diocese. At the General Synod in London in November 2021, the Vacancy in See Committees (Amendment) Regulation 2021 was formally confirmed and proclaimed as an Act of Synod, amending this Regulation.
The Committee only meets when there is a vacancy in the See when it is responsible for preparing a description of the Diocese and a Statement of Needs.
The Suffragan Bishops
The Proctors to Convocation, General Synod
The House of Laity members, General Synod
The Chairs of the two Diocesan Houses (Clergy and Laity)
Elected by the Archdeacons of the Diocese:
The Venerable J Mackenzie and the Venerable D Middlebrook
Elected by the Diocesan Synod:
The Revd L Davis, The Revd S Liley
Mrs J Bird, Mrs R Campbell, Mr J Kurien, Mr D Roberts, three vacancies
Nominated by the Bishop’s Council:
Mr M Taylor, three vacancies