The Standing Committee acts as the Executive Committee of the General Synod between meetings of the General Synod. It implements General Synod decisions, and seeks to co-ordinate the work of the General Synod’s three boards. The Standing Committee works with the College of Bishops in addressing strategic issues facing the Church as a whole. It is also responsible for the oversight of the General Synod Office.
Its members include the Conveners of the General Synod’s three boards (including the Primus), an independent Lay Convener, a further lay member and two clerical members appointed by General Synod and a representative of the College of Bishops.