Leadership and Governance

The Church is led by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York and 106 other bishops. They provide guidance and direction to the churches across the country and make decisions on the Church in society. The General Synod is an assembly of bishops, clergy and laity, and creates the laws of the Church. The seven National Church Institutions work together to support the mission and ministries of the Church.

From the General Synod to the smallest advisory committee, the diocese is served by a number of boards, committees and working groups.

Use the links below to find out about each one.


Deaneries and Rural Deans
Deaneries in the Diocese of Worcester
Open Deaneries and Rural Deans

Diocesan Registry
The legal office of the diocese.
Open Diocesan Registry

General Synod
The national assembly of the Church of England.
Open General Synod

Diocesan Synod
The Diocesan Synod is a body formed of the Bishops of the Diocese along with elected representatives of clergy and lay people from across the Diocese.
Open Diocesan Synod

Bishop's Council
The standing committee for the Diocesan Synod and its members are directors of the Worcester Diocesan Board of Finance (WDBF) Limited Company.
Open Bishop's Council

Diocesan Advisory Committee (DAC)
The Diocesan Advisory Committee for the Care of Churches (DAC) is the diocesan committee required within the Faculty process and appointed by the Bishop, to act as an advisory body on matters affecting places of worship in the diocese.
Open Diocesan Advisory Committee (DAC)

Diocesan Board of Education (DBE)
The Worcester Diocesan Board of Education (DBE) oversees the work of the Diocesan Education team.
Open Diocesan Board of Education (DBE)

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