• 15 June 2023

Diocesan Synod 2023

Down and Dromore Diocesan Synod is the main business meeting of the diocese. The Synod for 2023 will take place on Thursday 15 June in Dromore Cathedral.

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.

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