Pre-Synod Meetings

Episcopal areas will hold Pre-Synod Meetings to prepare for the upcoming Regular Session of Synod. Agenda items will include: Orientation for new Synod Members, Priorities and Plans 2015-2017 including the Assessment Rate, and elections for Diocesan Council. Attendance at Pre-Synod Meetings is extremely important as this is the setting for Synod members to engage in discussion and debate on items being brought before Synod for approval.

Dates and Locations

Pre-Synod meetings have been scheduled over two dates, covering the entire Diocese with one session in the morning and one session in the afternoon on each day. You may select whichever date/venue is most convenient for you.

The dates of the Pre-Synod Meetings are as follows:

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Saturday, October 24, 2015

  • York-Simcoe – 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at TBD
  • York-Credit Valley – 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at St. Stephen, Downsview

Who is eligible to attend?

In addition to clerical and lay members of Synod, treasurers and one churchwarden from each parish may attend the area meeting.

Area Elections

Prior to the area Pre-Synod meeting, the Area Bishop will constitute a Nominating Committee to prepare a slate of nominees for election to Diocesan Council at the area Pre-Synod meeting. Each Episcopal Area will elect one (1) clerical and two (2) lay members to Diocesan Council. Only voting members of Synod may be nominated and only members of Synod may vote.

Questions?

For more information, please contact Pamela Boisvert, Assistant Secretary of Synod, 416-363-6021 ext. 231 (1-800-668-8932).