Archives for September 2021

Presidential Charge to Thirty-Seventh Synod of the Diocese of the Northern Territory

Bishop Greg Anderson’s Charge to the Synod of the Diocese, Friday 17th September 2021.

It is only a year since the 36th synod met by Zoom on Friday September 11th, 2020, but a lot has happened in that year. We were still in the midst of COVID contingencies, and meeting by Zoom was sensible, but I didn’t expect that COVID would still be such a big part of our thinking in late 2021. Just over a week ago, the diocesan office staff met to consider whether we should move this synod to a Zoom platform as we had done in 2020, because of the risk of a snap lockdown. We decided to go ahead, but who would have imagined a year ago that such a risk would still be possible. Synod is not over until it is over, and we can pray that we will continue to be COVID free and that all synod representatives can return home on Sunday or Monday without problems.

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