"Annual Meeting of the Delegates of Synod" - October 1, 2022 on Zoom

Changes to Note (as of August 2022)
We are doing something new this year! Sometimes, when we do new things, we discover adjustments that need to be made. This is one of those times. 
The synod delegates from last year’s synod will be gathering on October 1 for an Annual Meeting of the Delegates of Synod.
Consultation with the diocesan Chancellor has brought us to the following realizations:
  1. We cannot call this gathering a “synod.” Our canons are written with the understanding and assumption of a triennial session. That is, synod (the triennial session) occurs only every three years.
  2. The business of synod, the body, is carried out between triennial sessions by Diocesan Council. 
  3. The delegates of the triennial session are free to meet between triennial sessions.
  4. Therefore, our gathering in October is an annual meeting of the delegates of the triennial session. This meeting is NOT a synod.
  5. This annual meeting may make recommendations to Diocesan Council.
In order to be clear about our October gathering, we will no longer refer to it as a “synod.” Instead, we will call it the Annual Meeting of the Delegates of Synod, or Annual Meeting for short.

Please be in touch with The Rev. Rita Harrison, Executive Officer for the Diocese of Kootenay, at exec@kootenay.info or 778-478-8312 if you have any questions about this or would like further clarification. 

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Online registration is now open. The link was emailed to delegates & guests. Registration is required by September 1, 2022. Email admin@kootenay.info if you did not receive it.

A livestream link will be shared for those who wish to observe the annual meeting proceedings.

Call to Synod Letter (now referred to as Annual Meeting)

'Green Shoots' Video Submission

Resolutions Guide

Important Annual Meeting Preparation Dates
  • Committee Reports Due (if a report was requested from you) - August 1, 2022
  • Deadline to Submit Resolutions- August 1, 2022
  • Green Shoots Submissions Due- August 20, 2022
  • Annual Meeting Online Registration Deadline- September 1, 2022
  • Annual Meeting Package #1- September 1, 2022
  • Deadline for Late Resolutions- September 17, 2022
  • Annual MeetingPackage #2- September 26, 2022
  • Youth Delegate Online Orientation- September 28, 2022 (6:30pm PDT)

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The 64th Synod of the Diocese of Kootenay:
May 13-16, 2021

Below you’ll find links to the reports, financials, and resolutions that the Synod will be considering.

The Synod Package 

The Synod Reports

The Synod Financials

Resolutions & Nomination Info

The Synod Package Appendix

These materials went out following Regional gatherings in April. They contain further information including an introduction to a digital Synod, an additional resolution, and audited 2020 financial statements.

A Digital Synod

An Additional Resolution

2020 Audited Statements

Synod Links

Synod Video Presentations

Synod Opening Worship 6:30PM Thurs, May 13

Bishop Lynne's Charge to Synod

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