2018 Regular Synod

The Most Rev. Colin Johnson, Archbishop of Toronto, 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) for the 158th Regular Session of Synod starting on the morning of Friday, November 9, 2018, and ending mid-day on Saturday, November 10, 2018.

As in previous years, ALL information for the 158th Regular Session of Synod will only be available electronically on the Diocesan website. This includes the Notice of Meeting, Online Registration and the Convening Circular.  Synod members are asked to check the Diocesan website periodically for updates.

Theme

Synod’s theme will be Growing in Christ. Our strategic plan 2016-2021 lays out a bold five-year vision and sets the foundations for how we will work together to build healthy, missional Anglican communities that engage faithfully with the world and share the gospel of Jesus Christ. Learn more about Growing in Christ.

List of Synod Members

The names of Synod members, both clerical and lay, are listed below.

* Please disregard the extraneous notations (examples:  ?, ? Y D, PR, etc.)

Marriage Canon Dialogue

The Canon XXI Task Group was formed by Archbishop Colin Johnson last year to assist Synod in considering the proposed changes to General Synod’s marriage canon to incorporate provision for marriage of same-sex couples in the Anglican Church Canada. The Canon XXI Task Group made a presentation at our last Regular Session of Synod in November 2017. The conversation will continue at the upcoming Regular Session of Synod in November 2018.  For more information see Marriage Canon Dialogue.

Pre-Synod Meetings

Episcopal Areas will hold Pre-Synod Meetings to prepare for the upcoming Regular Session of Synod. For more information see Pre-Synod Meetings.

Registration Fee

The Registration Fee for Synod will be $139 per member. Parishes will be invoiced for their Synod fees in September based on full attendance  through the accounts receivable process. Non-voting Synod members and retired clergy will be asked to pay their fees when they register online for Synod.

Pre-Registration for Synod

Online Registration is open and will close on Monday, October 1, 2018 at 12:00 noon.  Learn more.

Convening Circular

As sections of the Convening Circular are finalized, they will be posted on the Diocesan website, with the complete Circular being posted by Monday, October 1, 2018.

Questions?

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