Provincial Synod 2018 – Call for nominations

Niagara Diocese is looking for articulate and active people who can represent our values, beliefs and issues at the next Provincial Synod of Ontario.

The Secretary of Synod is calling for nominations to the Provincial Synod meeting from October 10-12, 2018 in Ottawa.

Individuals must be members of the 2017 diocesan synod and give their consent to be eligible for nomination. Members may also self-nominate.

Niagara is one of seven dioceses in the Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario. In addition to the bishop, Niagara is entitled to elect four clergy and four lay delegates at our upcoming fall synod. A youth representative will be chosen by Youth Synod delegates and appointed by our bishop. The diocesan chancellor is an ex-officio member.

In 2015, Provincial Synod, held in Toronto focused on reimagining its intersection with the public square. Clergy representative Jean Archbell called it a time away to learn about what other dioceses are working on and accomplishing together; you will be amazed. Lay delegate Sue Carson wrote, “Never having attended meetings beyond our own Diocese I was excited to learn more about how our church functions.” She would encourage anyone with an interest in expanding their church knowledge to consider being a Provincial Synod Delegate.

Nomination forms, available on line, will be accepted until September 30, 2017. More information at niagaraanglican.ca/news/35th-provincial-synod-reimagines-church-in-the-public-square; niagaraanglican.ca/synod/provincial/; 
www.province-ontario.anglican.ca/synod