119th Synod of the Diocese of New Westminster
The next full Synod is scheduled for May 24 and 25, 2019 at the Italian Cultural Centre
The theme for Diocesan Synod 2019 (May 24 & 25) is Love One Another: Christ’s Body, the Church. Love one and other comes from John 15:12. It is the reading for the day and the beginning of the verses our Primate, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, uses as foundational scripture to his work, The Heartbeat of the Church. We are fortunate that our Primate will be with us at our 119th Synod, preaching at Morning Prayer and speaking to us about our church’s ministry and witness nationally and globally.
The theme, Love One and Other: Christ’s Body, the Church, draws our attention to our Diocesan Vision Priority “Our God entrusts us with the stewardship of our lives and our communities.”
One bread, one body
One Lord of all
One cup of blessing which we bless
And we, though many
Throughout the earth
We are one body in this one Lord [Common Praise, #73]
As one faithful body we embrace the opportunity to learn about the remarkable work taking places in ministries around our diocese including the revision and updating of our Constitution Canons. Interactive presentations, table discussions and feed-back will be used to encourage an atmosphere or learning, discovery and discussion.
Check back through the late winter and spring of 2019 to view more information (guests, presentations etc.) about Synod as it becomes available.