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 the 135th 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".


136th Session, November 4, 2017

Christ Church (Parish) Church, Fredericton

Synod Planning timeline
Synod Planning Group
Role Name
Agenda Committee
Arrangements Committee
Credentials Committee
Hospitality Committee
Nominating Committee
Resolutions Committee
Technical Support Committee
Worship and Music Committee
Information Forms
Canon Two - The Business of the Synod Form for Drafting Resolutions
Responsibilities of a Member of Synod
5 Marks of Mission



Past Sessions of Diocesan Synod

Synod 2016 logo

135th Session, November 2016

Convening Circular (9 MB) | Circular Errata
Bishop's Charge
5 Marks of Mission

Synod 2015 logo

134th Session, November 2015

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

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 (112,113) 1987 1986
1985 1983 1982 1981 (105,106) 1978, 1979
1891 1890 1889 1888 1887
1886 1885 1884 1883 1882
1881 1880 1879 1878 1877
1876 1871-1875 1870 1869 1865

Diocese of Fredericton
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