The first part of the Second Session of the Fifty-Sixth Synod was held via Zoom on Saturday 5 September from 9.30am to 1.00pm, due to the impact of COVID-19.
(Below) Managing Synod online from Neligan House.
Days 2-3 Thursday and Friday 6-7 September
These meetings are an opportunity for all Synod representatives to gain an understanding of the bills and motions that will be presented at Synod. Copies of the bills and motions will be provided.
7.00pm Wednesday 21 August
Christ Church, 40 Coles Crescent, Papakura
7.00pm Thursday 22 August
St Mark’s, 95 Remuera Road, Remuera
7.00pm Friday 23 August
Christ Church, 2 Kamo Road, Regent, Whangarei
Day 1 – Thursday 6 September
Photos from Thursday Service in St Mary’s-in-Holy Trinity
Bishop Ross Bay declaring Synod underway.
New Archdeacons being prayed for by the Bishops
Choir singing in St Mary’s
Moving into the Cathedral Nave
Orders of the Day
· Presentation from the Dean of Holy Trinity Cathedral including an update on the completion and consecration project Selwyn’s Vision
· Presentation from the Communications Office including an outline of the Diocesan Intranet as well as website and social media development
· A presentation on the priorities of the Mission and Ministry Oversight priorities with a focus on Children and Young People, New Ways of Being Church, Empowering Local Leadership, Collaboration and Tikanga Interaction
· The House passed the Bills before the Synod into Statute that were presented in detail on Day Two
Synod Membership and Participation – Carried
· The motion sought a small working party to consider ways to review representation at Synod and was amended to include a clause to increase the number of youth representatives
Income Inequality – Agreed
· The motion called on the government to ban zero hour contracts and highlighted the living wage as a step in reducing inequality
Housing – Carried with amendment
· The motion called on the government to take responsibility as a major provider of public housing that included maintain an appropriate level of housing that was maintained to an acceptable standard
The Reverend Richard Bonifant
The Very Reverend Jo Kelly-Moore
The Reverend Tim Meadowcroft
The Reverend Sarah Moss
To read Bishop Kito’s sermon please click here.