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Notice to Members of Synod, Churchwardens and Treasurers:

After a brief hiatus, the Agenda Committee will soon start to ramp up the planning for Synod in 2023. At this time, there are a few items we would like to bring to your attention:

  • Date for Pre-Synod – October 21, 2023
  • Date for Synod – November 17-18, 2023
  • Location – Sheraton Parkway, Toronto North
  • Registration Fee for Synod – $250.00 per member
  • Questions – Who to contact

 1.   Date

The Pre-Synod meeting will be held virtually on Saturday, October 21, 2023, the time is to be confirmed.

The 162nd Regular Session of Synod will be held from Friday, November 17, to Saturday, November 18, 2023. 

Registration will take place on Friday morning. It is expected that Friday will be a full day of business commencing at 9:00 a.m. and adjourning for the evening at 9:00 p.m. The Synod will reconvene on Saturday at 9:00 a.m. and is expected to terminate between 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m.

2.   Location

The 162nd Regular Session of Synod will be held at the Sheraton Parkway, Toronto North in Richmond Hill. Synod was held at this location in the past including 2019.  

 3.   Parish Registration Fee for Synod

On behalf of the Synod Council, the Finance Committee approved the Registration Fee for the 162nd Regular Session of Synod at $250.00 per member. Parishes will be invoiced in May 2023 based on full attendance for their Synod 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 information. The parish registration fee helps to cover the costs of food and beverages, facilities and some accommodation. 

The accommodation for qualifying members (Lay Members and one Cleric from parishes in the Deaneries of Durham & Northumberland, Holland, Huronia, Nottawasaga, Oshawa, Peterborough, Tecumseth, Victoria & Haliburton) was incorporated into the calculation. This practice was first introduced at Synod in 2011. It has worked well and we agreed to continue this in our planning going forward.

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 Upcoming Synod page for more information and updates.

Q&A Bulletin

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Ajith Philip, Administration and Synod Assistant or Pamela Boisvert, Secretary of Synod.

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