Preparations are well underway for Diocesan Synod. The Synod (AGM) will take place May 14th and 15th at Christ Church Cathedral. The 2010 Synod title is “Moving Back into the Neighbourhood” and the general tone of the conference component of the meetings will reflect the diocesan focus on “missional church.” Rabbi Robert Daum, Director of the Iona Pacific Inter-Religious Centre will be the Diocesan Synod Partner.
Rabbi Daum is scheduled to attend the entire day on Saturday, May 15th but will not be available Friday evening. He is scheduled to address Synod twice, preaching during the opening worship at 9am and then he will present a reflection on the events of the day at 4pm.
Saturday morning will feature an interactive presentation by the Strategic Plan Priorities Steering Group led by the Reverend Paul Borthistle and Jane Osler.
Music in worship at the Friday night Synod Opening Liturgy will be led by Christ Church Cathedral Organist and Director of Music, Rupert Lang with members of the Christ Church Cathedral Choir and Rupert will also be on hand throughout Saturday to lead the morning and closing worship and the
 reconvening hymns.          
There is a new updated Synod Circular addition containing Memorials and Nominations. Please click the link.
Image on right - Rabbi Robert Daum