Bishop Martin welcomed Synod members to St Edmundsbury Cathedral on Saturday 24 June. This Synod's key focus was on climate change, with the key mission message being: "To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation, and sustain and renew the life of the earth", Bishop Martin also supported the motion to bring forward the original Net Zero Carbon deadlines for church buildings from 2045 to 2030.
Download the Synod Presentation slides below:
Bishop Martin | Presidential Address
President Address text | PDF
Jo Chamberlain | Key Speaker - Environment introduction
Net Zero Carbon | National Church of England
During the Synod, a discussion took place and attendees were split into four groups to discuss their respective topics. These were as follows: Church Heating, Churchyards, Eco Church, and Diocesan Route Map. The notes taken for each of these groups can be downloaded below as a PDF:
Church Heating | PDF
Eco Church | PDF
Diocesan Route Map | PDF
Synod also enjoyed updates on:
- Schools from Jane Sheat, Diocesan Director of Education
- St Edmundsbury Cathedral, from Dean Joe and his team
- The Revd Stuart Batten, vocations
- Lightwave from Sally Gaze, Archdeacon for Rural Mission who launched the video below.