• 25 June 2020

POSTPONED Down and Dromore Diocesan Synod 2020

The Diocesan Synod will take place on Thursday 25 June 2020 in the Jethro Centre, Lurgan. Please pray for this important meeting at which Bishop David will give his first Presidential Address. 

What is a synod?

The synod is the main business meeting of the diocese. Historically it 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. 

The word “synod” comes from the Greek “σύνοδος” (synodos) meaning “assembly” or “meeting”, and it is synonymous with the Latin word “concilium” meaning “council”.