THE Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACoM) is gearing up preparations for its 14th General synod next week.
The church’s synod is attended by the highest authorities of the church and is the highest decision making body of the church. It is chaired by the primate of the Church.
During the synod, the delegates will hear and discuss reports on the life of the Church from its various activity centres since the last meeting was held in 2011, discuss bills relating to amendments to the constitution of the Church and debate motions on any aspects of the life of the Church.
This years’ synod will be a huge challenge as it will only take a week to complete all synod business from the normal two-week duration.
The meeting was reduced to two weeks because the National General Election falls on the second week of the planned meeting.
A 17- member delegation from Vanuatu had already arrived on Sunday and few others from the provinces.
More than 80 synod members including observers and support staff are expected to be at the synod venue.
The ACOM synod meeting is held every three years.
The official welcome ceremony is scheduled for this coming Saturday to be followed by an opening service on Sunday and synod proper on Monday.
All activities will be held at St. Barnabas Cathedral and the Melanesia haus.
The Church requests its members to pray for all delegates as they assemble for the “important meeting” of the Church.