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The Synod Office has outlined important dates and events coming up in the next program year in the Diocese. Take a moment to mark your calendar. 

The Year Ahead Website Link


Aug 15

 Deadline for notices of motions for Diocesan Synod 2024 and nominations to Diocesan Council, Provincial Synod and General Synod (see memo)

Sep 13

 Convening Circular published for Diocesan Synod 2024

Sep 8

 Induction of The Rev. Vernon Foster, 6pm, St. Paul, Nanaimo

Sep 15

 Ordination to the Sacred Order of (Transitional) Deacon, 4pm, Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria, colour is red

Sep 20-22

 Provincial Synod, Sorrento Centre

Sep 26

 Diocesan Council, 10am -3pm, in-person at St. Peter, Quamichan

Sep 28

 *Regional Conference of Cowichan Mid-Vancouver Island

Sep 29

 Installation of The Rev. Jonathan Thomas, 4pm, Christ Church Cathedral, colour is white

Sept 30

 Deadline for all Safe Church Training updates within the diocese for the year ahead

Oct 5

 *Regional Conference of Western Peninsula and Gulf Islands

Oct 17

 Clergy Compensation Info Session for clergy and wardens, 10am-11am, on Zoom

Oct 19

 *Regional Conference of Greater Victoria

Oct 20

 The Ecclesiastical Province of British Columbia and Yukon marks Refugee Sunday

Oct 24-26

 North Island Clergy Gathering

Oct 26

 *Regional Conference of North Island

Oct 31

 Parish Annual Operations Grant deadline, 5pm

Nov 1

 Diocesan Synod 2024 All Saints Service, 7pm, Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria, colour is white

Nov 2

 Diocesan Synod 2024, 9:30am, The Baumann Centre at St. John the Divine, Victoria

Nov 25

 Deacon’s Day, Location TBD

Nov 28

 Diocesan Council, 10am -3pm, in-person at St. Paul, Nanaimo

Dec 23

 Synod Office closed until Jan 2



Jan 2

 Synod office re-opens

Jan 17

 Application deadline for Lay Leadership in Worship Course (Mar 6 – Jun 5)

Jan 23

 Diocesan Council, 10am-12pm, on Zoom

Feb 5

 Bishop’s Dinner, 6pm, Inn at Laurel Point

Feb 6

 Clergy Day (mandatory for licensed clergy), 9: 30am, Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria

Feb 28

 Deadline for Parish AGMs

Mar 5

 Ash Wednesday

Mar 15

 Deadline for submission of Parish Financial Reports (PFR), Parish Information Reports (PIR), and Parish Annual Reports (PAR)

Mar 22

 Warden's and Treasurer's Day, 10am – 3pm, St. Paul, Nanaimo

Mar 27

 Diocesan Council, 10am-12pm, on Zoom

Apr 13-19

 Holy Week

Apr 20

 Easter Sunday

May 4

 Diocesan-wide Confirmations, 4pm, Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria

May 5-8

 Clergy Conference (mandatory for licensed clergy), Bayside Oceanfront Resort and St. Edmund, Parksville

Jun 5

 Administrator’s Day, 10am – 3pm, St. Philip, Cedar

Jun 19

 Diocesan Council, 10am-3pm, in-person at TBD

June 21

 National Indigenous People’s Day

Jun 23-29

 General Synod, London, Ontario

Oct 25

Order of the Diocese, Investiture Service, Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria


*Regional Conference attendees include active licenced clergy in the region, wardens, treasurer, and the lay delegates and alternates from each parish within the region.

* Charisms is hosted on Zoom, on the second Tuesday each month at 12pm noon.

* Educational Trusts Board (ETB) deadline for grant submissions: 15th of January, April, May, August, and October.