Diocese of Fredericton Diocesan Synod of Fredericton

The Anglican Diocese of Fredericton

Proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ for the making of disciples

Sessions of Diocesan Synod

A Prayer for Synod:

Almighty God,
giver of all and ruler of all that is seen and unseen;
we ask for continual divine grace to your Church
and especially to this Session of Diocesan Synod.
May we walk in your way,
leading lives worthy of our calling,
in humility, gentleness, and patience,
bearing with one another in love
and maintaining the unity of your Spirit in the bond of peace;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

A Synod is:

An assembly of the clergy and elected lay members of Christ's faithful of the Diocese which, for the good of the whole diocesan community assists the bishop in the exercise of his office in leading the People of God. Primarily the synod members are to fulfill their rights and responsibilities to:

  • cooperate in the building up of the Body of Christ and foster ecclesial communion,
  • promote the growth, edification and sanctification of the local Church,
  • make known to the Bishop their spiritual needs,
  • manifest to the Bishop their opinion on matters which pertain to the good of the local Church

These responsibilities are fulfilled within the context of a legislative jurisdiction that the Anglican Church Act defines as the "government and administration of the temporal affairs of the Church in the Diocese".


137th Session, November 3, 2018

Christ Church (Parish) Church, Fredericton

8:00am Registration Opens | 8:15am Eucharist (Chapel) | 8:50am Synod Convenes | 4:00pm Adjournment

Synod Planning timeline
June 28 Information to clergy and delegates
August 13 Reports deadline
Finalize delegate/substitute list
Sept. 7 Deadline for convening circular items
Sept. 21 Deadline for published notices of motion affecting Canons
Oct. 12 Convening circular distribution
Oct. 13-26   Greater Chapter meetings
Chatham, Oct. 20, 9:00am, St. Andrew, Miramichi
Fredericton, tba
Kingston & Kenn., tba
Moncton, Oct. 18, 7:00pm, location tba
Saint John, Oct. 16, 7:00pm, St. Luke, Main St.
St. Andrews, tba
Woodstock, Oct. 25, 7:00pm, St. John, Richmond Corner
Oct. 25 Deadline for results of archdeaconry elections
October 26 Deadline for nominations to Provincial Synod for printed ballot
Oct. 29 Deadline for registration package items
Nov. 3 Final deadline for nominations for Provincial Synod
Synod Planning Group
Role Name
Agenda Committee Cathy Laskey
Arrangements Committee Mary Robinson
Credentials Committee Cheryl Jacobs
Nominating Committee Ann Fairweather
Resolutions Committee David Bell
Technical Support Committee David Wilson
Worship and Music Committee Geoffrey Hall
Chair: Sandra Craft
Information Forms
Pre-Synod Memo (26 June 2018) Member details survey - all planning to attend please complete
Canon Two - The Business of the Synod Form for drafting resolutions
Responsibilities of a Member of Synod Certification of a Synod Delegate
Five Marks of Mission Member In Memoriam submission form
This Holy Estate  



Past Sessions of Diocesan Synod

Synod 2017 logo

136th Session, November 2017

Further Resolutions
Bishop's Charge: Print | Video
Response to the Bishop's Charge - Lionel Hayter

Synod 2016 logo

135th Session, November 2016

Convening Circular (9 MB) | Circular Errata
Bishop's Charge
Minutes (draft)

Synod 2015 logo

134th Session, November 2015

Convening Circular (2.92 MB) | Circular Errata
Bishop's Charge
Minutes (adopted)

Bishop of Fredericton crest

133rd Session (Electoral), May 2014

Information and Result
Minutes (adopted)

Synod 2013 logo

132nd Session, November 2013

Convening Circular (1.9 MB) | Circular Errata
Bishop's Charge
Minutes (adopted)

Synod 2011 logo

131st Session, October 2011

Convening Circular (2.4 MB) | Circular Errata
Bishop's Charge
Minutes (adopted)

Synod 2009 logo

130th Session, June 2009

Convening Circular (2.6 MB) | Circular Errata
Bishop's Charge
Minutes (adopted)


Journals/Circulars from Prior Synods

(This is a work in progress)

2002 1999 1997 1995 1993
1991 1989 (114th) 1989 (112th,113th) 1987 1986
1985 1983 1982 1981 (105th,106th) 1978, 1979
1977 1975 1973 1971 1969 (98th)
1967 1965 1964 1963 1962 (93rd)
1961 1960 1959 1958 1957 (87th, 88th)
1956 1955 1954 1953 1952 (82nd)
1951 1950 1949 1948 1947 (77th)
1946 1945 1943 1942 1941 (72nd)
1940 1939 (69th, 70th) 1938 1937 1936
1935 1934 1932 1931 1930 (61st)
1891 1890 1889 1888 1887
1886 1885 1884 1883 1882
1881 1880 1879 1878 1877
1876 1871-1875 1870 1869 1865

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