Diocesan Synod

The Diocesan Synod takes place annually, usually around 20 June, and is the main business meeting of the diocese.

Members at Diocesan Synod
Members at Diocesan Synod

A major feature and the first main item on the synod agenda is the Presidential Address, the bishop’s opportunity to speak to the leaders of the diocese. In addition to diocesan business we look forward to hearing stories of encouragement during ‘A Conversation on the Work of God’, a concept borrowed from Methodism, when the floor is open. 

Read the report of the 2019 Diocesan Synod which took place in the Jethro Centre, Lurgan.

What is a synod?

A synod historically is a council of a church, usually convened to decide an issue of doctrine, administration or application. In modern usage, the word often refers to the governing body of a particular church, whether its members are meeting or not. It is also sometimes used to refer to a church that is governed by a synod.