The new Bishop of Connor, the Rt Rev Alan Abernethy, will preside at his first Diocesan Synod on Thursday October 11.
Three hundred and fifty guests from Connor’s 77 parishes are expected to attend the annual Synod which takes place at the Royal Court Hotel, Whiterocks, Portrush.
Among the business to be discussed is a partnership project with Connor’s link diocese of Yei, Southern Sudan. Under the Yei Schools Project, parishes will be encouraged to raise funds to complete the building of a much-needed new school in the rural town of Mongo. The Diocesan Council for Mission will deliver a presentation on the project.
The Synod will also consider a motion on postal voting, and a proposal to restructure rural deaneries within the diocese.
A Service of Holy Communion takes place in the hotel at 1.00pm and Synod business, including the presentation of reports of Boards and Committees, will take place between 2.15pm and 5pm and 6.30pm and 8.00pm.