Elections & Nominations
The Annual Session of Synod in 2019 is the first of the 44th Triennium and is therefore an Election Synod. During the session of Synod, ballots will be held for various boards, panels, committees and Ministry Units.
As with Synod itself, the theological principle is applied that all the people of God, both lay and ordained, provide for the life and growth, as well as the order and good governance of the Church. This is reflected in the number of positions open for election.
Nominations close 5pm Monday 30 September 2019. Please complete nominations using the Nomination Form, which must be signed by the Nominee and a Member of Synod.
Forms must be submitted to the Secretary of Synod at:
18 King William Road, North Adelaide SA 5006
|Entity||Lay Positions||Clergy Positions||Source Document|
|Diocesan Council||3 to 8||3 to 4||Constitution Chapter IV|
Diocesan Council and Ministry Units Ordinance Section 3
|Leadership and Education Ministry Unit||2||1||Diocesan Council and Ministry Units Ordinance Section 3|
LEMU Terms of Reference
|Community Engagement Ministry Unit||2||1||Diocesan Council and Ministry Units Ordinance Section 3|
CEMU Terms of Reference
|Children and Youth Ministry Unit||2||1||Diocesan Council and Ministry Units Ordinance Section 3|
CYMU Terms of Reference
|Panel of Assessors||8||8|
Requires 10+ years ordination
|Clergy Discipline Ordinance Section 5|
|Diocesan Nominators||2||2||Parochial Administration Ordinance Section 53(4)|
|Custodians of the Seal||3+||2+||Constitution Chapter VI|
|Bishop Nomination||5||5||Election of Bishop Ordinance Section 3|
|General Synod Representatives||81||81||Constitution of the Anglican Church of Australia Chapter 4|
Elections and Appointments Ordinance Part II
|Diocese of The Murray Synod Observer||1||1||Number determined by the host Diocese|
|Diocese of Willochra Observer||2||1||Number determined by the host Diocese|
|Provincial Council||4||4||Constitution of the Province of South Australia Sections 6 to 14|
|Trusts of the See||3||1||Trusts of the See Section 6A|
|St Barnabas College Council||3 people||St Barnabas's College Ordinance Section 6|
As a result of amendments to the Constitution of Anglicare SA (Part 4, Sections 19.1(b) & 21.2) confirmed at the Annual Session of Synod in 2017, the Members of Anglicare SA Ltd nominate and elect members to the Board at the Annual General Meeting of Anglicare SA Ltd. The nomination and election process will be undertaken by Anglicare SA Ltd.
Lay Member Eligibility
Where positions are open for lay people who are not Members of Synod, they are required to be communicant members of the Anglican Church as defined by the Constitution of the Diocese of Adelaide:
"Member of the Church" means a baptised person who attends the public worship of The Anglican Church of Australia and who declares that he or she is a member of The Anglican Church of Australia and not a member of any other religious denomination;
"Communicant" means a member of the Church who communicates (takes Communion) at least three times in the year of which Easter shall be one;
Eligibility is affirmed by nominees being able and willing to sign this declaration
Please note that many positions will require those elected to undertake Safer Ministry Screening.