Armidale Synod

November 20, 2021

Clergy and Lay representatives from around the Armidale Diocese gather to consider reports, pass legislation, and approve a budget for the 2021-2022 financial year. The synod is normally held over three days in September, however this year, because of the COVID restrictions, it has been postponed to be a one day event in November.

Next Phase Conference

April 1, 2022 - April 2, 2022

In every season of life as followers of Christ we should be asking, “How can I serve God best with the gifts he has entrusted to me to further his kingdom?” The Next Phase Conference is hoping to help people over 50 answer that question. My prayer is that, through encouragement from God’s word, brought to us by former Archbishop Peter Jensen, and through sharing from keen lay people, you will have your eyes opened to see possibilities for fruitful service in the life of churches all over the Armidale Diocese.

With electives on pastoral care, technology teams, lay preaching, lay locum work, evangelism teams, leading bible study groups and children’s ministry, there will be opportunity to learn, ask questions and find pathways into training.

I hope to see you there.

Bishop Rod Chiswell


Sadly, the decision has been made to postpone Next Phase until 2022 when we can have confidence that we will be able to meet together safely. Updates will be posted here as they happen.