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Synod Preparation Seminars

Everyone is invited but Synod and Alternate Delegates are especially encouraged to attend one of the regional seminars on the proposed changes to Canon 2 (Vacancy in the Office of Diocesan Bishop) & Canon 3... Read More


Special Synod - October 13, 2018

A the March 21, 2018 meeting Bishop Skelton advised Diocesan Council, the elected and appointed governing body of the diocese that she intends to convene a Special Synod on October 13, 2018. The purpose of the synod... Read More


Resolution 9 Follow Up

In following up to Resolution 9 that was carried at the 117th Synod of the Diocese of New Westminster, Bishop Skelton has written and sent the attached letter to The Hon. François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of... Read More


Synod 2017 Summaries/Photos/Links on FB and Website

Facebook albums with photos, captions and links of the two days of activity at the 117th Synod of the Diocese of New Westminster are available here: Friday, May 26th, Day 1 Opening Worship Focus Day 1 Synod... Read More


Resolutions - Synod 2017

There were 12 Resolutions passed at the 117th Synod of the Diocese of New Westminster held May 26 and 27. Although they covered a wide variety of issues, the most complicated Resolutions and the ones that had the... Read More


Synod Sermon Video Links

Here are the links to the two Synod sermons on the "media module" of the diocesan website. Opening Eucharist, 9am, May 26, 2017 - Bishop Melissa Skelton Morning Prayer, 9:30am, May 27, 2017 - Archbishop Fred Hiltz.... Read More


Report of the Returning Officer

Returning Officer Susan Tufts assisted by Synod Staff and volunteers tabulated the Saturday, May 27th votes for Diocesan Officers.  The elections took place between 8 and 9:15am and there was a tie for Clerical... Read More


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