119th Synod of the Diocese of New Westminster
May 24 and 25, 2019 at the Italian Cultural Centre

The theme for Diocesan Synod 2019 (May 24 & 25) was Love One Another: Christ’s Body, the Church. Love one and other comes from John 15:12. It was the reading for the day and the beginning of the verses our Primate, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, uses as foundational scripture.

We were fortunate that our Primate was with us at our 119th Synod, preaching at Morning Prayer and speaking to us about our church’s ministry and witness nationally and globally.

As one faithful body we embraced the opportunity to learn about the remarkable work taking places in ministries around our diocese including the revision and updating of our Constitution and Canons. Interactive presentations, table discussions and feed-back were used to encourage an atmosphere or learning, discovery and discussion.

Here is a link to the Constitution and Canons page on this website referred to by Kevin Smith in the above video.


Documentation for Synod

Convening Circular

Convening Circular for the 119th Synod (final version: May 17)

Audited Financial Statements for 2018

Amended Budget for 2019 and Vision Budgets for 2020 & 2021

General Information for Synod Delegates

Notice of the 119th Session of Synod

Information Letter for Delegates including details on location, meals, childcare and resolutions at Synod


Report of the Returning Officer

Nominations received (final list)

Letter from the Nominations Committee


Resolutions from the 119th Synod

Link to the Constitutions & Canons page of the website

Program Presentations

For Information about upcoming diocesan synods.