The Bishop's Council is the Standing Committee of the Diocesan Synod . The Council is responsible for considering matters of policy, advising the Diocesan Bishop and determining how matters should be taken forward to the Diocesan Synod for further consideration. It is simultaneously the Executuve Committee of Diocesan Synod and the Board of Directors of the Board of Finance.
To fulfil its synodical and statutory responsiblities, the Bishop' Council handles a wide range of financial and strategic business, and considers issues raised by Diocesan Boards, Councils and Committees. It approves the agenda for Diocesan Synod, and so considers issues raised by General Synod, and by deaneries, parishes and individual Diocesan Synod Members. Its members come from a broad range of backgrounds.