Clergy and laity from across Huron will gather in London, Ontario from May 26 to 28, at 178th diocesan Synod.
As in the previous years, some 400 registered participants will gather on Sunday afternoon at St, Paul’s Cathedral for a traditional barbeque before the Synod service which is scheduled for 7:00 pm.
This year’s gathering on the Cathedral lawn will be marked by the Bishop of Huron’s challenge to the Provincial Government’s decision to cancel the tree planting program in Ontario. Bishop Linda Nicholls, together with her guest, the Bishop of Amazonia Rt. Rev. Marinez Bassotto will plant a tree in front of Cronyn Hall at St. Paul’s Cathedral thus calling on the Provincial Government to reconsider its decision.
On Monday and Tuesday the delegates will assemble at the London Convention Centre to discuss the most pressing issues in the life of the Diocese.
It is expected that the attention of the participants will be focused on discussions about the mission and ministry plans. The Diocese of Huron will renew the covenant with its companion diocese – the Diocese of Amazonia – for another five years.
2019 marks the 60th anniversary of the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund. In recognition and celebration of this ministry, in which the Diocese of Huron has played an important part, PWRDF executive director Will Postma will be a guest at Synod to share some of the good news of PWRDF.
The theme of this year’s Huron Synod is “Sent into the World”, as indicated in Luke 9:2: “…and sent them out to proclaim the Kingdom of God and to heal.”