Every clerical and lay synod delegate (including alternates) must attend their regional meeting.
Each spring, gatherings are held across the diocese in each of the four ecclesiastical regions. These regional meetings are an important opportunity for all members of the diocese, but particularly synod delegates to be informed about and have input into our shared work as Christ's body of Anglicans here on these islands and inlets.
- Election of Regional Lay Executive members: As required, we will elect the Regional Lay Vice Chair and one other Regional Lay Executive member, to serve until the next annual Regional Gathering sometime in 2026. Eligible nominees should be members of at least one year's standing in a parish of the region and may be nominated any other of the same.
- Election of Youth Delegates to Diocesan Synod (x2): Each parish should already have selected an eligible nominee at their own Annual General Meeting.
- Selection of Nominees for Regional Representatives to Diocesan Council (one clergy, one lay): Eligible nominees will be "members of Synod" (i.e., active clergy in the case of the clergy representative, or a duly appointed synod delegate for the lay representative).
- Proposed Amendments to the Canons and Regulations: These are going to be presented at the Synod in May. The Chancellor will be present at the meeting to address these but will assume that attendees will have read the document itself beforehand.
- Check-In Time: An opportunity to hear briefly how things are going in each parish. To help facilitate this, we encourage one person (lay or clergy) to speak for each parish.
The meeting will be held in-person at the Parish of St. Peter, Lakehill (3939 St. Peter's Road).