Thank you to all the 2019 District Convention of Synod Delegates who responded to the recent postal vote on the changes to conducting Synodical business. More than 100 responses were returned with 90% of these in favour of the changes. The following changes have been approved (in bold).
Be it resolved that SECTION 11.A CONVENING OF SYNOD be amended to allow for electronic means to be used to hold a District Synod in part or in full (words added in bold, words deleted strike through)
SECTION II.A CONVENING OF SYNOD
II.A.1 the regular Convention of the District shall ordinarily be held at at a time arranged by the District Church Council (DCC) and the inviting congregation or congregations and shall take place by meeting in person or by electronic means where this is not possible.
SECTION II.C TRANSACTING BUSINESS
II.C.36 in the event that a District Convention of Synod is held using electronic means in a place of meeting in-person, these procedures may be amended to suit that environment.
SECTION II.D NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS
II.D (I) In the event that a District Convention of Synod is being held using electronic means in a place of meeting in-person, these procedures may be amended to suit that environment