The General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada is meeting in Halifax, June 3-11 under the theme Feeling the Winds of God - Charting a New Course.
Substantial amounts of time are allocated for reports on work mandated by the General Synod of 2007 including:
The synod will also consider a significant number of resolutions generated by its many standing committees. We will celebrate the wrap-up of the 50th Anniversary of the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) and a great diocesan service commemorating the 300th Anniversary of the beginning of worship in the Anglican Tradition in Nova Scotia will be celebrated. Synod members will welcome a number of international guests including The Right Rev. Suheil Dawani, Anglican Bishop in Jerusalem; The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church (USA); Bishop Miguel Tamayo, interim Bishop of Cuba and Canon Kenneth Kearon, Secretary General of the Anglican Communion. Additional details about this triennial gathering of bishops, clergy and lay delegates from across the country along with a detailed draft agenda are available at www.anglican.ca/gs2010 .
All members of the media wishing access to the synod must register online and advanced registration is highly recommended. A media room will be established on the 2nd floor of the Tower Building for media registration. Press credentials are mandatory for all registrants. A designated area for photos and observation of proceedings will be available. Along with plenary sessions accredited media representatives will have limited access to worship services, media conferences and the media room, some of the outside events and any other media briefings.
Although every effort will be made to accommodate requests for accreditation, priority will be given to those members of the media working for bona fide media organizations.??
An opening and closing media conference will be held with Archbishop Fred Hiltz, the Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada. The Primate will give his presidential address to the General Synod members on the morning of Friday, June 4.
Additional media conferences will be held with some of our international guests and we will endeavour to make them and other delegates available for interviews.??
Requests for more information about General Synod should be addressed to
Archdeacon Paul Feheley, coordinator of Communications at General Synod: 416 924 9199 ext 277;email@example.com or
Josie De Lucia, media room manager: 416-924-9199 ext 294;firstname.lastname@example.org.