The Bi-Annual Governance Meeting of the Diocese of New Westminster

Synod is the AGM of the Diocese of New Westminster. The Bishop is the Chair of Synod. Synod 2017, the 117th Synod  will take place at the Italian Cultural Centre, May 26 and May 27, 2017.

Co-Chairs of Synod Planning, Simon Johnston, ODNW and Frances Fagan began meeting with Bishop Skelton and others to plan the theme and content of the 117th Synod in the fall of 2016.

The theme for the Synod is “Hold Fast to What is Good” a quote from 1 Thessalonians 5:21.

There will be a number of important decisions addressed at the 2017 Synod and a full agenda of worship and programmatic events.The Hold Fast to What is Good programmatic content will include two one hour learning pods each day, morning and afternoon when mission and ministry priorities will be discussed.

The Synod will also elect members of Diocesan Council, General Synod Delegates (who will participate in the 2019 General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada in Vancouver in 2019) and a number of other diocesan leadership and governance positions.

Downloads for Synod will appear on this page as they become available. This will include the Synod Circular, information for delegates, nomination forms and updates on current nominations / resolution. Please check back regularly!

Convening Circular

Convening Circular for the 117th Synod (Final version. Updates of nominations and resolutions can be found in the sections below)

Audited Financial Statements for 2016

Amended Budget for 2017 and Vision Budgets for 2018 & 2019

General Information for Synod Delegates

Notice of the 117th Session of Synod

Information Letter for Delegates including details on location, meals, childcare and resolutions at Synod


Current Nominations (last updated: May 25th)

Letter from the Nominations Committee

Nominations form (nominations close on May 26th at 2pm. Deadline for biographical information to distributed to delegates was on May 17th)


Current Resolutions (last updated: May 23rd)

Upcoming Events

Diocesan Synod 2017

May 26 - 27, 2017



Learning Principles Intro Film for Synod 2017

Major programmatic components planned for Synod 2017 are Learning Pods; group experiences where diocesan ministry priorities will be addressed within the context of the learning principles of First Nations peoples.... Read More