On this page, you’ll find important information about Synod 2018.  Synod will be held at Chilton St James School in Lower Hutt on the 22nd and 23rd of September.  For enquiries, please email Karen on karen@wn.ang.org.nz or phone the Anglican Centre on 04 472 1057.

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The Synod Summons and other information will be sent out to all members of Synod this by the 17th of August.  The pack will include name tags and speaking cards, and the parish leader will receive the parish table name.  Please ensure you bring these items to Synod with you.

Any member of Synod who is unable to attend Synod must write to the Bishops’ office seeking leave of absence for the day/s they are unable to attend.  Failure to do so will mean that their mission unit will be charged for their attendance.

Parishes and mission units are invited to bring an additional younger person to Synod again this year.  Please prayerfully consider if there is someone under the age of (approximately) 35 whose formation would benefit from exposure to the life of the wider Church in this way.  Would you please send the name, address, cellphone number and email address of this person by Tuesday 28 August 2018 to Karen on karen@wn.ang.org.nz so that the necessary arrangements to make them welcome at Synod can be made.  It is expected that parishes and mission units will meet their costs of attending Synod.

This year we will be holding a Synod-sponsored dinner on the Saturday night.  This will be a Martin Bosley-created fundraising dinner for the Trade School Kitchen project in Naenae, and will give Synod members and mission units the opportunity to give generously to this cause.

Programme of Business Book

The Programme of Business Book will be emailed to all Synod members in early September.

PowerPoint Presentations

All PowerPoint presentations for Synod must be sent to the Anglican Centre by Friday 7 September.  Late PowerPoints will not be accepted for viewing at Synod.

Synod Programme

The Synod programme will include an orientation session for Synod members, a Bishops-led discussion on mental health with small group discussion, and a range of workshops and activities around the Belmont Archdeaconry focussing on issues important to the Diocese.

Displays at Synod

Any person or group wishing to erect a display or stand at Synod must email karen@wn.ang.org.nz.