The annual Synod of the Diocese of Connor will take place in Ballymoney Parish Centre on Thursday October 3.
During a morning session for clergy only, the Rev Canon Phil Potter from Liverpool Diocese will be giving a talk entitled ‘Out of the boat, lying on the beach.’
A service of Holy Communion will get underway in St Patrick’s Church at 3pm, and the business of Synod will begin at 4pm with the first session continuing until 6pm.
This session will include the address of the President, the Rt Rev Alan Abernethy, Bishop of Connor, and the Report of the Diocesan Council and Associated Notices of Motion.
The second session will get underway at 7pm when Phil Potter will again speak, along with Avril Chisnal who will give a talk entitled ‘Dancing the TANGO.’
Connor Parish Development Officer Trevor Douglas will lead a question and answer session and there will also be an update on the implementation of the diocesan Vision Strategy.
The Rev Barry Forde will chair a series of short stories from the Archdeaconries and these will include parish mission in Ballintoy and Dunseverick, work with the elderly in Glenavy and the Energise youth project.
It is anticipated Synod 2013 will close around 9pm.