General Synod election result

The result has been announced following the voting to elect a member to fill the casual vacancy to represent the Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham on General Synod. This follows the resignation of David Picken from General Synod, less than two years since the last election.

The new representative will be Chris Lee, who serves as Vicar in the Benefice of Mansfield St John with St Mary. Chris was ordained as a priest in June 2018 and served his curacy in the Benefice of Newark on Trent St Mary Magdalene with St Leonard.

Prior to this, Chris has who has a degree in maths, trained as a primary teacher before becoming a children’s worker for a church in York. He trained for ordination at Cranmer Hall in Durham.

Chris is married to Ruth, who works for the Young Leadership College in the diocese.

Form of Return of Election Result

Results Sheet