The Diocesan Synod took place in the Howard Centre, Kilmarnock on Saturday 12 May, having been postponed from its usual March date due to the ”Beast from the East”. This may have accounted for the slightly reduced attendance.
The Synod began with a Eucharist at Holy Trinity, across the road from the Howard Centre. Bishop Gregor’s Charge to the Diocese started with his announcement that he intends to retire in October this year. He then went on to talk about the qualities of humility, love, awareness and acceptance of our poverty, fallibility and limitations, the priority of forgiveness over condemnation, which give God space to be God freely among us.
The full text can be read in full here: http://glasgow.anglican.org/2018/05/14/bishop-gregors-charge-to-diocesan-synod-2018/
A brief summary of proceedings can be read here G&G Synod 2018