Synod Snaps – October 2017

Our resident timekeeper Rev Kevin Dobson made sure Synod members turned up to their sessions on schedule.

Kevin Dobson

Robyn Hansen packed lectionary readings for minsters in placement and church secretaries to take back to their congregations.

robyn hansen

The coffee cart at Box Hill Town Hall was under the pump as Synod members recharged themselves with plenty of caffeine.

CALD leaders gathered for a lunch at the St Andrew’s Hanbit congregation where they were joined by new Moderator-elect Denise Liersch, former President Alistair Macrae and President-elect Deidre Palmer.

CALD lunch

Every day, four Synod members shared their experiences in voxpops that were shown on the big screen in the main hall.


It was fun and games at the UC Camping ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ session as Synod members took part in an interactive, ice-breaker activity.


Knitting and crochet have long been fixtures at Synod meetings. This year, the moderator set crafty women (and they are all women!) the task of knitting winter warmers for attendees of the UCA Assembly meeting. As people come from far and wide to Melbourne in July next year, we’re sure many will appreciate a bit of extra warmth in the middle of a southern winter.


The Synod Business Committee worked tirelessly behind-the-scenes to make sure proceedings kept running smoothly.

synod business committee

Synod members enjoyed a delicious Korean dinner prepared by the St Andrew’s Hanbit congregation.

synod business committee

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