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Friday 11 October 2019
6.30pm Synod Eucharist at St George’s Cathedralfollowed by the First Sitting of the Second Session of the Fiftieth Synod, including the President’s Address
Saturday 12 October and Sunday 13 October 2019
Second and Third Sittings of the Second Session of the Fiftieth Synod
Peter Moyes Anglican Community School, Mindarie
8.30am Saturday 12 October
1.00pm Sunday 13 October
LEGISLATIVE MOTIONS to be received in the Diocesan Office by 5.00pm on Friday 9 August 2019
EARLY MOTIONS to be received in the Diocesan Office by 5.00pm on Friday 30 August 2019
NOMINATIONS FOR ELECTION BY SYNOD to be received in the Diocesan Office by 5.00pm on Thursday 3 October 2019
Saturday 14 September 2019 from 9.00am to 12.00noon at the Wollaston Conference Centre
Synod packs will be posted to Synod members on 10 September 2019 and will also be available on the Diocesan website
For further information, please contactSusan Harvey | Synod Co-ordinator | firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information, please contact Susan Harvey on 9425 7200.
The annual Synod provides time for review of the mission of the church, and offers an opportunity for the diocese to take counsel together – listening to the Holy Spirit; awake to the signs of the times; obedient to God’s call for apostolic action.
Each Synod is for three years with annual sessions, and normally meets in October of each year. Its purpose is to:
Synods are linked to the first council of the church in Jerusalem and to the great councils of the church, and to the pattern of conciliar government in the Anglican Communion.
All appointed and elected members of Synod are encouraged to come prayerfully, with an attitude that not only allows for holy listening but is open to the:
And, at the same time, giving thanks that we take counsel together as a part of the wider Anglican Communion.
While the Anglican Church is vindicated by its place in history, with a strikingly balanced witness to gospel and Church and sound learning, its greater vindication lies in its pointing through its own history to something of which it is a fragment. Its credentials are its incompleteness, with the tension and travail in its soul. It is clumsy and untidy, it baffles neatness and logic. For it is sent not to commend itself as ‘the best type of Christianity’, but by its very brokenness to point to the universal Church wherein all have died.
A M Ramsey, The Gospel and the Catholic Church (Longmans, London, 1936), p220
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