General Synod 2019

Local Arrangements Committee

The Diocese of New Westminster is pleased and excited to be hosting the 42nd General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada.   

General Synod will be held from July 9 to the 16,  2019 at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre in Vancouver. A youth conference opens Synod on Tuesday, July 9 with the full Synod starting the afternoon of Wednesday, July 10, 2019.  

As the host diocese, we will be welcoming 300+ delegates and guests to Vancouver. To make this a memorable event for all the delegates and guests, the Local Arrangements Committee is looking for enthusiastic and committed volunteers. Volunteers will be needed in areas such as meeting participants at the airport, on-site registration, providing local information and directions.  

If you would like to get involved and contribute to the success of General Synod 2019, please let us know by filling in the contact form on this page or filling in the volunteer expression of interest form downloadable below and emailing your completed form to [email protected]

Please check these page for updates on volunteer opportunities and other local arrangements as plans progress.  

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Volunteer Expression of Interest Form


You are invited to become a Volunteer!    

The Diocese of New Westminster if very excited to be hosting the 42nd General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada July 10 to 16, 2019 at the Sheraton Wall Centre in Vancouver.   

Our involvement would not be possible without the enthusiasm and commitment of volunteers. Please consider offering your time and talent to contribute to the success of General Synod.  

Consider joining the volunteer team for General Synod 2019 if you: 

are outgoing and friendly, have experience in welcoming or greeting at church, or in other frequent capacities,are available July 10 to 17, 2019 for shifts at Synod, and are interested in witnessing the wider Church in action…  

Volunteers will have opportunities to register and observe some session in addition to their volunteer schedule.  There will be a mandatory Training Orientation prior to General Synod that must be attended by all volunteers.  When your volunteer participation is confirmed you will be advised of the date.      

If you are interested in volunteering, submit this application by April 30, 2019 by e-mail to the Volunteer Coordinator for General Synod 2019 at:  

[email protected]