Niagara’s 2017 Synod will focus on looking back, looking around and looking ahead, especially mindful of Bishop Michael’s announcement that he is stepping away from his role as Diocesan Bishop.
Once a year, the Diocese gathers into one place for prayer, listening, learning and conducting church business.
It is an official meeting during which lay and clergy delegates focus on the diocesan common life and work.
At this Synod, members will entertain some canonical changes, review the 2018 Diocesan Budget, vote on a proposed change to the Diocesan Ministry and Maintenance formula and learn more about the Cathedral Place Revitalization project.
Of course, issues around the Episcopal transition will also be addressed.
Archbishop Colin Johnson, Metropolitan of the Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario, plans to attend both days of Synod.
The Synod takes place at Christ’s Church Cathedral Hamilton on Friday, November 17 and Saturday, November 18.
For more information, contact the Secretary of Synod the Reverend Canon Marni Nancekivell at 905-527-1316 (390) or Mary Anne Grant at 905-527-1316 (380)