What is the Archdeaconry Synod? Who attends and what happens?
The Archdeaconry Synod is the annual meeting of Licensed Chaplains and Lay Representatives. It is an opportunity for renewal, study, reflection, fellowship, worship and some formal business. It is also a once-a-year occasion to meet others from around this large Archdeaconry, to exchange ideas and hopefully to be inspired to be the Church God calls us to be.
We welcome invited speakers and some guest observers too.
France Archdeaconry Synod 2021
The Standing Committee have discussed everything carefully. It has been decided that the 2021 event will be virtual, it won’t be safe to meet in person.
But be assured we shall make it a stimulating and useful meeting for everyone. As soon as we have more details, we’ll let you know.
We regret to announce that the 2020 Synod could not take place, because of the worsening COVID-19 pandemic.
More information about policy and procedures in the light of this public health emergency will be issued by the Diocese in Europe.
See the page for all the details; you can find the presentations given the chaplaincy reports and some photos too.
The synod was held from 16-18 May 2019 at a new venue for us, Domaine Lyon St Joseph (just outside Lyon, in Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon)
The Archdeaconry Synod at the Abbaye de St Jacut was held from 18-21 April 2018.