Synod 2017 information

Synod will be held at the Convention Centre, Palmerston North on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 September.

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