Sessions of the 52nd Synod to be held in 2021


        Declaration of the election of the Very Rev Kanishka De Silva Raffel as Archbishop of Sydney


        Second ordinary session of the 52nd Synod (September 2021)

        The second ordinary session of the 52nd Synod is scheduled for Monday 6, Tuesday 7, Wednesday 8, Monday 13 and Tuesday 14 September 2021, depending upon the restrictions on gathering that are applicable at that time under the relevant Public Health Order. It is anticipated that the session will meet over a reduced number of days; to be determined by the Standing Committee.

        Relevant resources

        • A Brief Guide to Synod Rules - summarises key procedures and rules of the Synod, and is intended to be printed as a booklet for quick reference throughout Synod (Booklet format / A4 format)
        • Briefing for new Synod members - what to expect & how to prepare (recorded 21 April 2021): complete recording 
        • Information about parish Synod representatives (including the appointment of an alternate - if you are unable to attend a session)


        First ordinary and special sessions of the 52nd Synod (May 2021)


        Resources for the special session of Synod to elect the next Archbishop of Sydney

        The Archbishop Election Synod commenced Tuesday 4 May 2021 and concluded Thursday 6 May 2021.


        Key documents


        Relevant resources


          Resources for first ordinary session of Synod 

          The first ordinary session of the 52nd Synod was held on Monday 3 May 2021



          Documents associated with the postponed 2020 session