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Synod 2020 Essential Information

Andrew Metcalfe —

2020 will see two Synods taking place, a Special Synod dealing with Selwyn College on 2 May, as well as the 1st Session of the 61st Synod held from 11-13 September 2020. Read on for updated information for Parish administrators as well as all Clergy and Lay representatives for Synod 2020.

Parish and Local Church Returns

Have a look in the attachments below for the memo to parishes about AGMs. This year all of the returns required are contained in one document: Members of Governing Bodies 2020 and Annual Returns 2019. This includes Members of Governing Bodies (Vestries) Annual Return and Declarations, Annual Statistics, Employees and Volunteers return.

May Synod

This is a Special Meeting (Session) of Synod regarding Selwyn College - details to be confirmed including associated paperwork. 

September Synod

The Synod Book - in progress. Tip: if you go to the Index of the Synod book and Ctrl + click on information you want to go to, this will take you there without having to scroll through all the pages. We are looking to have an "opt out" option is you are happy to have the Synod book in an electronic format only, and will include this in the Catering form.

Catering - forms etc still to be finalised

Pre-Synod Archdeaconry meetings for all Lay and Clergy reps: Details to be confirmed. 

Synod will convene on Friday 11 September at 7.00 pm with the Synod Eucharist (venue to be confirmed). (Clergy are not robing for this service).

Synod will reconvene Saturday 12 September at 8.30am (venue to be confirmed). and will conclude no later than midday on Sunday 13 September. 

Lay representatives to Diocesan Synod are elected on a two year cycle with new representatives being elected at Parish/Local Church AGMs in 2020. .

A reminder that the Guide to Synod is useful to have a look at.

Also, check out the 2019 Yearbook which contains a record of the proceedings from Synod 2019.

There will also be updated versions of the Standing Resolutions of Synod via our website as well as other Statutes that were amended at 2019 Synod. 

If you have any questions please contact the Diocesan Office: registrar@calledsouth.org.nz or phone 03 - 488-0821