Convocation & Synod 2022

Convocation and Synod 2022

Thursday, November 3 - Saturday, November 5

Church of the Holy Spirit

6011 Merriman Road, Roanoke, VA 24018

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Pricing and registration

Contact: Rev. Robert Hocutt




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Church Delegations to Synod

All clergy of our Diocese are required to attend Synod, as are the lay delegates elected by each congregation or mission. There is no online option for delegates for Synod 2022. All delegates must attend in person. In accordance with our Canons, we require a report from each congregation or mission, listing their delegation. The deadline to register church delegations is August 8, 2022.

Clergy Excused Absences

Clergy, if you will not be able to attend synod, please email Ben Bowman to request to be excused from synod.

Canonical Committees

Diocesan Council Expansion

Since we became a Diocese in the ACNA we have grown considerably.  In order to effectively balance the workload of the Diocesan Council and keep up with our rate of growth, the Diocesan Council recently voted to expand its membership, in accordance with our Canons (Title I. Canon 3. Section 1.1), maintaining a two-to-one ration of laity and clergy members and ensuring a full and fair representation from an even geographic distribution of the entire Diocese.

Therefore, at this year’s Synod two additional lay members and one additional clergy member will be elected.  In order to establish the appropriate staggering of three-year terms, the initial terms for the new members will be: one lay member for a 3 year term, one lay member for a 2 year term, and one clergy member for a 1 year term.  All three new members will be eligible for re-election at the end of their initial term.  For a fuller picture of the Diocesan Council rotation plan, please see this graphic.

All questions can be directed to Canon Ben Bowman

Positions Needed:

  • 1 Clergy position for 3 years
  • 1 Clergy position for 3 years
  • 1 New Clergy position for 1 year
  • 1 Lay position for 3 years
  • 1 New Lay position for 3 years
  • 1 New Lay position for 2 years

For further details on the nomination and election process for Diocesan Council, please see Title I, Canon 3, Section 2 of our Canons. The deadline to submit a nominee is August 8, 2022.

Submit a Diocesan Council Nomination

​Constitution and Canons Committee (CCC)

Positions Needed:

  • 2 Lay positions for 3 years

Submit a CCC Nomination


Church of the Holy Spirit - Roanoke

6011 Merriman Rd, Roanoke, VA US 24018