Diocesan Synod is the main business meeting of the diocese. The Synod for 2022 will take place in the Jethro Centre, Lurgan on Thursday 23 June.
What is a synod?
In the Anglican Communion, the model of government is the ‘Bishop in Synod’, meaning that a diocese is governed by a bishop acting with the advice and consent of representatives of the clergy and laity of the diocese. In the Church of Ireland, the body by which this representation is achieved is called the diocesan synod. One third of synod members are clergy and the remaining two–thirds are laity drawn from every parish.