Anglican General Synod

Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia

Te Hahi Mihinare ki Aotearoa ki Niu Tireni, ki Nga Moutere o Te Moana Nui a Kiwa

GSTHW 2020/21 Information - the 64th General Synod Te Hīnota Whānui 2020, and a Special GSTHW 2021 (postponed and then cancelled).

The 64th General Synod Te Hīnota Whānui was to be held in the week of 9-14 May 2020 in Nelson, New Zealand. Due to Covid-19 it was postponed to be a one-day, virtual, GSTHW on Saturday 25 July, 2020  - for urgent business only.

Other business was deferred until a 'Special GSTHW' on 13 March 2021, again to be in one-day, virtual mode. See under Motions, Bills, Reports, Finance Reports sections for relevant material. Due to a further Covid-19 lockdown in the immediate weeks leading up to March 13, this "Special GSTHW'' was also postponed, and then due to further Covid-19 lockdowns later cancelled. GSTHW will next meet in May 2022.

SPECIAL GSTHW March 13, 2021 (postponed, and later cancelled)

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GSTHW July 25, 2020 

Summons Letter 3.01 MB
Bill Procedure 52.43 kB

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GSTHW 2020 (9-14 May) Lead Up Dates (will be updated once a new special GSTHW date set)

GSTHW Deadlines: (based on Canons, Standing Order - SO - requirements, and previous time frames).

12 weeks out: Friday 14 Feb, Reports to be submitted (12 weeks before by GSO decision).

10 weeks out: Friday 28 Feb, Bills to be submitted (by 10 weeks before, as required by SO 83.1, with any explanatory notes as required by SO 101).

9 weeks out: Friday 6 March, Bills to be sent to Statutes and Canons Committee (by 9 weeks before, as required by SO 83.2.a).

8 weeks out: Friday 13 March, Request Notice of Motions to be submitted (and any explanatory notes – 8 weeks before, as has to be at least 7 weeks before by SO 29 - Friday March 16).

Week of 16-23 March, Statutes and Canons Committee meet and arrange any changes/ revisions to Bills and have to have final versions back by 27 March (6 weeks prior by SO 83.2.c), and arrange any changes/revisions to Motions, and to have final versions back by 27 March (SO 29).

7 weeks out: Friday 20 March, final date for Notice of Motion (SO 29), and Forms of Prayer (SO 97), and Amendments to Standing Orders (SO 104).

6 weeks out: Friday 27 March, Bills finalised back from Statutes and Canons Committee (SO 83.2.c), along with finalised Motions (SO 29).

5 weeks out: Thursday 3 April March, Mailing of Summons and Notices of Motions (B/I/2.2), with pre-session papers (5 weeks before, as required under SO 97 and SO 101).

4 weeks out: Friday 10 April, make papers available electronically online (1 week after mailing, as required under SO 99.a).

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