On Saturday 24th April the Diocese met for the XIX Diocesan Synod. The opening Pontifical High Mass, at 12 noon, was celebrated in the Chapel, Central Hall, Westminster (by kind permission) and was preceded by the reception into membership of the Church of Mrs Pauline Clothier during the Synod Mass the Bishop ordained Mr Howard James Marsh as Deacon. The Synod Meeting followed, after lunch, at 2.30pm in the Broadbent Room.