2017 Regular Synod

Notice of Meeting

The Archbishop of Toronto, the Most Rev. Colin R. Johnson has called all Synod members in the Diocese of Toronto to assemble at the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel & Suites (9005 Leslie St., Richmond Hill, Ontario) for the 157th Regular Session of Synod starting on the morning of Friday, November 24, 2017 and ending at mid-day on Saturday, November 25, 2017.

Pre-Synod Meetings

Episcopal areas will hold Pre-Synod Meetings to prepare for the upcoming Regular Session of Synod.  Agenda items will include: Orientation for new Synod Members, Priorities and Plans 2017-2019 including the Assessment Rate, and elections for Diocesan Council.  Attendance at Pre-Synod Meetings is extremely important as this is the setting for Synod members to engage in discussion and debate on items being brought before Synod for approval.  Please mark your calendar to hold the following dates related to Synod:

  • Trent-Durham:  Saturday, October 14, 2017 at St. Thomas, Brooklin – 101 Winchester Road East, Brooklin.  From 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (registration starting at 8:45 a.m.)  Click here for directions:  St. Thomas.
  • York-Scarborough:  Saturday, October 14, 2017 at St. Andrew, Scarborough – 2333 Victoria Park Avenue, Toronto.  From 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (registration starting at 1:45 p.m.)  Click here for directions:  St. Andrew
  • York-Simcoe:  Saturday, October 21, 2017 at St. George, Allandale (Barrie) – 9 Granville Street, Barrie.  From 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (registration starting at 8:45 a.m.)  Click here for directions:  St. George.
  • York-Credit Valley:  Saturday, October 21, 2017 at St. Bride, Clarkson – 1516 Clarkson Road North, Mississauga.  From From 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (registration starting at 1:45 p.m.)  Click here for directions: St. Bride.

Parish Registration Fee for Synod

At its January 2017 meeting, Diocesan Council approved the Registration Fee for the 157th Regular Session of Synod be set at no more than $160 per member.  With the assistance of sponsors, the Agenda Committee is hoping to reduce the fee. 

Parishes will be invoiced in June 2017 based on full attendance for their Registration Fees through the accounts receivable process. Non-voting synod members and retired clergy will be asked to pay their fees when they send in their pre-registration forms.

At Council’s direction, the Agenda Committee blended accommodation costs for those who travel a distance to participate at Synod into one flat fee for all members. The calculation includes Ex-officio members, Bishop’s Appointees, all lay members and one cleric from each congregation within the deaneries of: Peterborough, Durham & Northumberland, Victoria & Haliburton, Huronia, Nottawasaga, Tecumseth, Holland and Oshawa.

As we approach Synod, a pre-registration deadline will be communicated and strictly enforced. This means that if you do not pre-register for Synod prior to the registration deadline, you will not be able to take advantage of accommodation. Synod members are asked to monitor the Diocesan website for more information and updates.

Sponsorship Opportunities

If you would like to consider a sponsorship opportunity with the Diocese of Toronto in support of our 157th Regular Session of Synod, please contact Peter Misiaszek, Director of Stewardship Development, 416-363-6021 ext. 246 (1-800-668-8932).  Learn more.

Questions

For more information, please contact Pamela Boisvert, Interim Secretary of Synod, 416- 363-6021 ext. 231 (1-800-668-8932).