Synod is a representative body of the whole diocese gathered under the leadership of the bishop. Licensed clergy, elected lay members and others come together to worship, debate and plan for the future. They vote on issues that affect the whole diocese and elect members of the Diocesan Council and other committees. Each triennial Synod meets in three annual sessions.
The Youth Hui enables young people to engage in the decision-making processes of the diocese. It meets annually before the Diocesan Synod and elects its own representatives to Synod.
For more information on the composition and workings of Synod, read the Synod Guide.
The First Session of the Fifty-Seventh Synod of the Anglican Diocese of Auckland took place from Thursday 1 September to Friday 2 September 2022 at Holy Trinity Cathedral, Parnell.
Eucharist sermon, Helen Robinson, City Missioner-Manutaki, Auckland City Mission
2022 Synod Yearbook – click on this link to download as a pdf for viewing offline.
St Mary’s-in-Holy Trinity – Thursday 1 September
Holy Trinity Cathedral – Thursday 1 September
Holy Trinity Cathedral – Friday 2 September
The Third Session of the Fifty-Sixth Synod took place online on Friday 12 November and Saturday 13 November 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions.
General Trust Board Financial Statements
These financial statements follow the General Trust Board 2020 Annual Report on pages 309 to 316 of the 2021 Yearbook.
Synod 2020 was held in two parts because of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions.
The first part of the Second Session of the Fifty-Sixth Synod was held online via Zoom on Saturday 5 September from 9.30am to 1.00pm.
A Special Session was held in person on 20 and 21 November in Holy Trinity Cathedral, Parnell.
Eucharist sermon – The Venerable Dr Lyndon Drake