Archbishop Greg Kerr-Wilson along with the Diocesan Council announces that the 78th Convention of Synod has been called for Saturday, October 24, 2020.
Licensed Clergy and Elected Lay Delegates to Synod are to attend. Preparation will include the reading and being familiar with all materials sent out prior to Synod. Delegates, both Clergy and Lay, should consider putting their names forward for the following nominations:
Provincial Synod (required: 3 Clergy, 2 Lay, 1 Youth)
General Synod (required: 3 Clergy, 3 Lay, 1 Youth)
Diocesan Council (required: 1 Clergy and 1 Lay from each of the 5 Deaneries)
During this time of physical distancing, Synod will be held via Zoom. In an effort to make good use of limited time, only the essentials of Synod, in accordance with the Canons, will be dealt with. No motions will be addressed at this event; we intend to hold a Special Synod in 2021 to respond to motions and other business.
Please ensure that Clergy and Lay Delegate contact information (certificates) is submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than August 10.
Archbishop Greg Kerr-Wilson along with the Diocesan Council announces that the 78th Convention of Synod has been postponed until a later date.
This decision was necessary given the unpredictable outcomes of day-to-day events arising during this CoVid-19 Pandemic, and the amount of preparation that has been hampered by these events.
Synod was planned to happen on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from June 5 to 7, 2020. It has been tentatively re-scheduled for Friday, October 23 and Saturday, October 24 (returning to the two-day schedule). Should unforeseen circumstances arise, we may need to postpone again.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
We do not have a complete list of all the Elected Lay Delegates to Synod at this time. We ask Clergy or Parish staff to ensure that Elected Lay Delegates are informed.
Location: Heritage Inn, High River
Dates: June 5-7
Speaker: The Right Reverend Jenny Andison, Area Bishop of York-Credit Valley, Ontario
Registration opens Friday evening at 4:00 pm; Opening worship begins at 6:00 pm.
Synod will close following Worship on Sunday Morning
Once Synod delegates have been elected in their parish please notify Registrar Kim Getty.
Delegates will be sent further details about Synod.
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NO elevator in the hotel. Anyone with agility issues should prioritize booking as soon as possible in order to have a main floor room.
No booking code needed. Please just mention that you are booking for the Anglican Diocese meetings.
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