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Synod 2021-23 Update | 1 March 2022

Last year, around 150 submissions were made by groups and individuals from across the Diocese of Palmerston North. Thank you to those who have participated so far!

Submissions can still be made up until 31 March 2022.

This update for the new year invites you to consider participating if you haven't already or to consider who you could invite to take part. We have just over four weeks left to engage in this opportunity and ensure the diversity of our diocese is represented in the submissions made.

Watch this short two-minute video inviting you to participate in this important moment in our history.

Diocesan-wide Online Sessions

Looking for an opportunity to participate with a group?

The Diocese of Palmerston North is currently offering three Online Synod Sessions that are open to anyone within the diocese to register for and participate.

Registration spaces are limited and will close a few days before the scheduled session – so get in quick!


Online Session 1

  • When: 14th March from 7-8pm
  • Theme: Participation
  • Register before: 10th March

Online Session 2

  • When: 21st March from 10-11am
  • Theme: Listening
  • Register before: 17th March

Online Session 3

  • When: 24th March from 7-8pm
  • Theme: Welcome & Inclusion
  • Register before: 21st March

Register for Online Sessions >
Find out more about these Sessions >

Updated Resources for 2022

We are pleased to offer a series of updated resources this year to encourage participation in this Synod from all over the Diocese of Palmerston North. 

These updated resources include:

Synod Submission Handbook
This is the key resource which aims to provide everyone in the diocese with background information about the Synod, a discernment process to use and questions to respond to.

Synod Activity Booklet
This booklet has been adapted from resources provided to our schools at the start of Term 1. The activities may be able to be used to encourage engagement with younger people and their families.    

Synod Submission Handbook >
Synod Activity Booklet >
How to participate & make a Submission >

Synod in Schools 

Resources have also been developed for schools to enable young people to participate in this Synod.

Find out more about Synod in Schools >

Click here for all Diocesan Synod Resources
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