Diocesan Regional Meeting:
Ecclesiastical Region of Cowichan & Mid-Island
IN PERSON Meeting
~ St. John the Baptist, Duncan ~
~ Saturday March 18 9am-Noon ~
Each spring, gatherings are held across our Diocese of Islets & Inlets in each of the 4 ecclesiastical regions. These meetings provide opportunity for all members of the diocese, particularly synod delegates, to be informed about, and have input into, our shared work as Christ's body of Anglicans here on these islands and inlets.
- Election of Lay Regional Executive Lay members:
As required, we will elect the Regional Lay Vice Chair and one other Regional Lay Executive member, to serve until the next annual Regional Gathering, sometime in 2026.
Eligible nominees should be members of at least one year's standing in a parish of the region, and may be nominated any other of the same.
- Election of Youth Delegates to Diocesan Synod (x2):
Each parish should have selected an eligible nominee at their own annual general meeting.
- Selection of nominees for Regional Representatives to Diocesan Council
(1 clergy, 1 lay):
Eligible nominees will be "members of Synod" (i.e., active clergy in the case of the clergy representative, or a duly appointed synod delegate for the lay representative).
- Proposed amendments to the Canons & Regulations:
These are going to be presented at the Synod in May.
The Chancellor will be present at the meeting to address these, AND will assume that attendees will have read the document itself beforehand.
- Check-In Time:
An opportunity to hear briefly how things are going in each parish.
To help facilitate this, we encourage one person (lay or clergy) to speak for each parish.