The next General Synod national meeting will be held at St. Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, from June 3 to 11, 2010.
While in Halifax, General Synod delegates will join with the Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island to celebrate 300 years of continuous worship in their diocese. On June 6, 2010, a worship service of celebration will be held at Exhibition Park, Halifax, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. For more information, visit the diocese’s celebration website.
For more information on General Synod 2010, contact Margaret Shawyer, coordinator of General Synod planning, by email or phone: (416) 924-9199 ext. 214.
Welcome from the Chair of the General Synod Planning Committee (GSPC)
Greetings on behalf of the Planning Committee for General Synod 2010. The members of the Committee are listed below on this web site. We, along with the General Synod Worship Committee and the Local Arrangements Committee, will work hard to make this Synod both significant and enjoyable for you.
We have identified a number of items that will fill the agenda time, not the least of which will be reports from the three task forces of the Council of General Synod – Vision 2019, the Task Force on the Primacy and the Task Force on Governance – as well as continued discussion on sexuality, and the many exciting and life-giving ministries and partnerships which is what our church is all about. We see this time as a time of change in our church and in society, and we hope to embrace this change by taking advantage of continual technological advancements and trying to do Synod a bit differently.
Although we will have a full and important agenda, we will also have time to spend together informally, and with the people of the Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, as we celebrate with them 300 years of continuous worship in their diocese, and taste some of their ‘down home’ hospitality.
General Synod Planning Committee membership
|The Rev. Catherine Ascah||Diocese of Ottawa|
|Canon Barbara Burrows||Chair, General Synod Planning Committee (Diocese of Edmonton)|
|The Rev. Katherine Bourbonniere||Co-chair, General Synod Worship Committee|
|Archdeacon Tom Corston||Diocese of Algoma|
|The Rev. Marilyn Newport||Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island|
|Ms. Anne Patterson||Diocese of Ontario|
|The Ven. Dr. Michael Pollesel||General Secretary|
|The Rev. Randy Townsend||Chair, Local Arrangements Committee|
|The Very Rev. Peter Wall||Co-chair, General Synod Worship Committee|
|Mr. Ross Whitelaw||Council of General Synod|
|The Most Rev. Fred Hiltz||Primate|
|Canon Robert Falby||Prolocutor|
|Ms. Margaret Shawyer||General Synod Coordinator|
|Ms. Dianne Izzard||Assistant General Synod Coordinator|