Diocesan Synod

Synod represents the whole diocese

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.

Synod 2022

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.

Bishop’s Charge

Synod proceedings

Synod summary

Eucharist sermon, Helen Robinson, City Missioner-Manutaki, Auckland City Mission

Synod PowerPoint summary

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



Past synods

Synod 2021

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.

Bishop’s Charge

Online Synod proceedings

Online Synod summary

Read the 2021 Synod Yearbook

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.

2021 Yearbook corrections

Synod 2020

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.

Read the 2020 Synod Yearbook



Online Synod proceedings

Online Synod summary

Bishop’s Charge

Bishop’s Charge video



Synod proceedings

Synod summary

Eucharist sermon – The Venerable Dr Lyndon Drake