Pre-Synod Archdeaconry Regional Meetings 2017

Copies of this year’s Annual Reports and Accounts Book will be emailed to all members of Synod for the Pre-Synod Regional Meetings and Synod, in July.  A small number of hard copies will be available at the Regional Meetings and these will be collected at the end of the meetings so they will be available at Synod.  Synod will be held at the Convention Centre, Palmerston North on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 September.  Please find below the date and location of all the Regional Meetings:

Date Archdeaconry Location Start time Finish time
Saturday 22 July   Manawatu and Wanganui Combined Meeting St John’s, Feilding 9.00am 1.00pm
Kapiti Meeting St Paul’s, Paraparaumu 1.00pm 5.00pm
Saturday 29 July  Ohariu and Wellington Combined Meeting St Barnabas, Khandallah 9.00am 1.00pm
Belmont Meeting St David’s, Naenae 10.00am 2.00pm
Wairarapa Meeting St Mark’s, Carterton 1.00pm 5.00pm 

Items for Discussion at Regional Meetings:

Along with the discussion on the accounts and reports contained in the Annual Accounts and Reports Book, there will be discussion on the following items:

  • The Way Forward Document
  • Mission Units Canon
  • Structure and Function of Synod Report
  • There are also elections being held at Synod this year, and appointments by Diocesan Council after Synod

We encourage all members of Vestries, along with any other interested folk from all parishes and mission units, to attend the Regional Meeting for their Archdeaconry.  If you are unable to make your Archdeaconry meeting, you are welcome to attend one from another Archdeaconry.

Motions for Synod:

Any member of Synod or Body wishing to put a motion before Synod must send their motion, along with their submissions, so that they reach the Anglican Centre by 12noon on Wednesday 2 August 2017.  Please include the email address and phone number of the mover, and the name of the seconder of the motion.

Development of the Programme of Business Book is a large task with time constraints and input from a number of people.  The Wednesday 2 August 2017 deadline is important and late submissions WILL NOT be accepted for inclusion in the 2017 Programme of Business Book.  They will be considered only in cases of urgency, and by leave of Synod, by giving notice on the first day of the session (Standing Orders of Synod – Section F1).

Leave of Absence/Proxies:

Synod members who are unable to attend Synod must write to the Bishop’s Office seeking Leave of Absence.  A proxy may be appointed for any lay representative granted leave of absence.  The Diocesan Manager must be advised in writing of any such change by Friday 11 August 2017 – please email Karen on  Any proxies appointed after this date will not have voting rights at Synod (Diocesan Canon 20 – Section 17).

Diocesan Elections and Appointments 2017

This year marks the Second Annual Session of our Diocesan Synod where elections are held and appointments are made to various Diocesan groups and committees.  Please prayerfully consider whether you, or someone you know, is called to serve the Diocese in this way.  For full information click here 

The following bodies are elected at Synod:

  • General Synod Representatives
  • Board of Nomination
  • Nominations Panel

The following bodies are appointed at Synod:

  • Diocesan Council
  • Revising Committee
  • Steering Committee

The following bodies are appointed by Diocesan Council after Synod:

  • Bicultural Resource Sharing Allocation Committee
  • Clergy Welfare Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Professional Standards Committee
  • Riverslea Trust
  • Social Services and Community Development Board
  • Victoria University Chaplaincy Committee

If you have any queries on any of the above, please email Karen on