158th Annual Synod of the Diocese of Montreal will meet on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

To all Clergy and Laity of the Diocese of Montreal,

This is to advise you that the 2017 session of Synod is scheduled for Saturday, June 17th, 2017 at the Synod Office.  Please mark your calendars!  

As you may have realized, having Synod earlier in the year has an impact on Motions, Reports and Vestry;

Motions: all motions to change the diocesan Canons and Constitution as well as any other motions that are to be put forward to Synod must be submitted no later than March 17, 2017.  All proposed changes should be sent to my attention no later than that date.

Synod Reports: all Synod Reports must be sent to my attention no later than March 17, 2017.



Vestry Returns:

All Vestry Returns must be submitted to Mrs. Jennifer James Phillips by March 17th, 2017.  Vestry Return Forms are available online on the Diocesan Webpage at:


Nominations at Vestry Meeting:

At your Vestry Meeting, each deanery must elect interested members for Nominations for Election to Diocesan Council by Synod 2017 (the Diocese needs clergy and lay: 3 of each to be elected for a one-year term). Independent nominations are also accepted.

In addition, the following deaneries shall elect a representative to Diocesan Council as follows:

Hochelaga: one lay member

Western Montreal: one lay member

South Shore: one clerical member

Bedford-Brome Shefford: one lay member 

Synod will also have be required to elect members to Provincial Synod which will occur in 2018. More details about that election and nominations will be shared as soon as details from Provincial Synod are confirmed.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Many thanks!

Robert Camara



Previous Synods of the Diocese of Montreal 

2016 - Convening Circular and  Bishop's Charge  (Rapport de l'Évêque) 

2015 - Convening Circular and Bishop's Charge  (Rapport de l'Évêque)

2014 - Convening Circular part 1 + part 2 and Bishop's Charge

2013 - Convening Circular and Bishop's Charge

2012 - Convening Circular and Bishop's Charge


If you are a registered delegate of synod and need assistance with any of these files, please contact the Rev'd Robert Camara: rcamara@montreal.anglican.ca