The Anglican Church in the Diocese of Trinidad and Tobago held its 150th Annual Synod from May 10th – 13th, 2023. The theme of the Synod was “Re- Imagining Mission”.

Synod commenced with a service at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, San Fernando attended by the President of the Senate and his wife, the Mayor of San Fernando and his wife, the President of Inter-Religious Organization (IRO) and other dignitaries.  Synod continued at the Church’s Couva Banquet and Conference Centre, at the Couva Shopping Complex, Couva. Members of Synod included Clergy and Lay Delegates from each Parish of the Diocese.

Reporting on the stewardship for 2022, the Synod celebrated its contribution to the growth and development of the nation (150th Anniversary of the Diocese and 200th Anniversary of the establishment of the Church of the Holy Trinity Cathedral). Synod acknowledged the sterling contributions of the Anglican Church in primary and secondary education.  Further, it resolved to maintain socially responsible relationships with its tenants and other stakeholders.

Synod observed that crime has replaced COVID 19 as the major national concern and expressed its concern at the murder rate and other serious crimes in the country.  Synod encouraged prayerful support for the national security agencies and the judicial system in addressing these serious issues. The Church further called on all with special gifts to come together to turn back this scourge among us. The Church resolved to do its part by working in our schools and other institutions to build up moral and ethical values in our relationships with one another.

A key resolution carried at the Synod was that the Anglican Church establish a working group on Faith, Justice and Mission to survey the current social landscape, examine the Church’s response and recommend appropriate action.

We assure the nation of the continued support and prayers of the Anglican Church, as we rally together for better Trinidad and Tobago.

Dated: 13th day of May, 2023