Emily Hill takes to the stand to make her Maiden Speech at General Synod

Published on: 14th July 2022

Choir Church, Holy Trinity

Emily Hill took to the stand at General Synod last weekend to give her maiden speech.

Emily who is 21 years old and a trainee nurse, is one of the lay representatives for Hereford Diocese and the youngest ever member to be elected to the General Synod. She spoke passionately during the assisted dying debate before a packed house of representatives.

Emily's Mum, Revd Laura was able to watch the livestream debate from her home in Dorrington.

Bishop Richard commented: "We were all enormously proud of Emily for taking the stand and delivering her maiden speech."

You can read the full story of the debate online at Church Times or on the Church of England website

General Synod is the governing body for the Church of England and members are elected to stand for a five-year term.



“Choral music has a long tradition in this part of the world.  It is a wonderful way to help introduce God’s message to a young audience and make it real to everyday life.  Christians often tell me that their faith grew through singing in church or as part of a choir.


“It was wonderful to see how the children responded to the music and to Choir Church.  I am excited to see how this grows next term.”

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