Diocesan Synod

Next Diocesan Synod Meeting
The third session of the Fifty Fifth Synod of the Anglican Diocese of Auckland will be held from Thursday 6 September to Saturday 8 September 2018.
 Diocesan Synod Documents

2016 Synod



Photos from Thursday Service in St Mary's-in-Holy Trinity


Bishop Ross Bay declaring Synod underway. 


New Archdeacons being prayer for by the Bishops


Choir singing in St Mary's


Moving into the Cathedral Nave


Bishop's Charge


Bishop's Charge
 

2015 Synod

Please click here for the Diocesan Synod Programme
 
Summary of Synod - click to read
Bishops' Charge - click to read

Summary of  Day Two

The Third Session of the 54th Synod

Orders of the Day

 
  • a report from Diocesan Council 
  • a presentation from Trust Management on the Centralised Accounting System 
  • a report from the Anglican Missions Board 
The Bishop Ross Bay seconds the motion to increase NZ's refugee quota.
 

Bills

The second day addressed the three bills that were before the Synod with all being passed 
  • The Ministry Unit Statute Amendment - that allows provision for change in the names of ministry units, for bishops to exercise certain powers through nominees, for the Administrator to be a member of the Council of a Local Shared Ministry and for Ministry Enablers to speak at Council meetings 
  • Centralised Ministry Unit Accounting (with amendments) - that provides for variations of Statutes of the Diocese for centralised processing and preparation of accounts 
  • Clergy Housing – to provide better provision for clergy housing 

 
Motions
 
Motions that were before the Synod included;
  • Refugee Quota: called on the government to double the refugee quota and encouraged parishes and individuals to write in support of raising the quota and to consider how they may support refugee and asylum seekers in their community (passed)  
 The Rev Richard Bonifant talking about State Housing.
  • Support for the Common Life Missions Conference to be held in Auckland in October with ministry units encouraged to send delegates to prepare for the Decade of Mission (passed)
  • Overseas Mission: set a target of $300,000 as a diocesan contribution to the Anglican Missions Board budget in 2016 (agreed)
  • Selwyn Foundation: amendments to the Selwyn Foundation constitution, agreed with amendments 
  • State Housing: discussion of the motion continues on Saturday 


Summary Day 3

 
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
 

Bills

·        The House passed the Bills before the Synod into Statute that were presented in detail on Day Two

Motions

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

New General Synod Representatives:

Clergy
The Reverend Richard Bonifant
The Very Reverend Jo Kelly-Moore
The Reverend Tim Meadowcroft

Lay
Michael Kennerly
Graham Miller
Rod Oram
Deborah Rolland

New Diocesan Council Members:

Lay
Jackie Addis
Patricia Hall
Garry Smith
Karen Spoelstra

Clergy 
The Reverend Sarah Moss


2014 Synod

Bishops Charge
The Bishops charge to the Second Session of the Fifty Fourth Synod of the Diocese of Auckland can be read by clicking here.
 
Synod Proceedings
Proceedings of the Second Session of the Fifty Fourth Synod of the Diocese of Auckland can be read by clicking here.

Day 3
General synod has requested that the Anglican Church in New Zealand focus on The Decade of Mission as our central theme.   It will start towards the end of 2015 and continue for  the next 10 years.  Each Diocese has a year from now to decide how they are going to engage and respond to our mission.  It is everyones responsibility to to be working in a very intentional  way towards The Decade of Mission.

 Please click here for the Decade of Mission Speech by Graham Miller.
Day 2 

  


Day 1 

Day One of the Second Session of the Fifty-Fourth Synod. 4 September 2014.

To read Bishop Kito's sermon please click here.

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