The Synod of the Church is an assembly of members of the Church.

In the Anglican Church in Australia, a Synod is made up of elected lay members from parishes, active clergy in the diocese, and other "ex officio" members. A diocesan synod generally meets yearly, and discusses and votes on issues that concern the Church such as finances, issues of administration, policies, and church legislation. A Synod is convened by the Bishop, who presides over the gathering.