Synod 2023

Dean Richard Sewell taking a photo at Synod.

Sharing Old World faith in the brave New World

In his final address to Synod, Dean Richard Sewell spoke of the dislocation he felt having travelled from “the Old World,” in Jerusalem, “where people ...
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Members of Synod stand stand for prayers and hymns.

A Time of Prayer: Listening for Divine Sparks in our Midst

Following the presentation on contextual mission and new worshipping communities, Bishop Shane Parker outlined how a new forward-looking initiative will involve every parish: “By 2028, ...
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The Rev. Thomas Brauer (right) and Archdeacon Mark Whittall

Engaging with the world in new ways

At Synod 2022, there was a palpable excitement and energy in discussions about finding new ways for the church to engage with the world around ...
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Youth view reflects a deep desire to make a change

There were four young adults registered as observers at Synod, but there were also a number of young Anglicans who attended Synod as representatives from ...
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The Rev. Kerri Brennan

Approved: A Plan for Parish Development

The Rev. Kerri Brennan presented a Plan for Parish Development (Action 10 of the strategic plan) that was adopted by Synod. She explained that the ...
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Tracy Albert addresses Synod

Balanced budget approved with reduced Proportional Parish Share

Tracy Albert, chair of the Property and Finance Committee, and Sanjay Grover, director of financial ministry, presented a balanced budget to Synod for the three-year ...
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Bishop’s Charge speaks to a thriving church that is well-equipped to serve the world

As for you, always be sober, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, carry out your ministry fully. 2 Timothy 4:5 The first reading ...
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A young boy and his speech therapist at the Princess Basma Centre.

Rehabilitating children at the Princess Basma Centre in Jerusalem

JulieAnn Sewell offered those at Synod a view of the important work done at the Princess Basma Centre in Jerusalem (JPBC), which is one of ...
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Dean Richard Sewell and his wife JulieAnn

Dean Richard Sewell offered Synod insights into the devastating war in Israel and Gaza

The guest speaker for Synod was the Very Rev. Canon Richard Sewell, who has served for five years as the Dean of St George’s College, ...
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