2022 Synod Meeting

Celebration of Ministries

As part of this year’s Synod ’22, a Celebration of Ministries service will be held at Adelaide West Uniting Church, 312 Sir Donald Bradman Drive, Brooklyn Park SA 5032 on Sunday, 21st August at 2.00 pm.

This service celebrates the ministry, those who have retired since the last Synod meeting, and those who are celebrating special anniversaries of their ordination. The service will be both in person and live-streamed online. Phone (08) 8236 4200 or email Turn on Javascript! for further information.

Synod '22

Members from congregations and ministries from across South Australia gathered for the 2022 Synod meeting on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th June, 2022 at the Adelaide Hills Convention Centre, Hahndorf.

Page Contents



Past Meeting Minutes

Archived Meeting Resources


Important Information

Please carefully read and consider the following information to prepare for our upcoming meeting.


An update email was sent to Synod members on Friday, 10th June. A copy of the email is available at this link.

A further email containing logistics information was sent to all Synod members on Friday, 17th June. A copy of the email is available at this link.


Program for members


This document lists all proposals currently received:

Combined Proposals

Proposal 1 - Procedures

Proposal 4 - Professional Development Allowance

Proposal 5 - Presbytery Restructure Review Report 

Proposal 9 - Justice for Asylum Seekers and Refugees

Nominations and Supporting information

Please consider nominating yourself or someone else for the committees and councils of the church. Information about the vacancies is contained in the letter below. Please use the Nomination Form below and submit details by
4.30 pm on 18th June 2022.

Nominations Letter

Nominations Form

Meeting information

This booklet provides helpful information about the Synod meeting.

Meeting Procedures and Explanations

Invitation to Register

Invitation to Register

Travel Expenses

Synod Travel Expenses Guidelines

Synod Travel Reimbursement Form

Powerpoint template for Synod 22

Download Synod PowerPoint Template





We gather members from congregations and ministries from across South Australia. In the Uniting Church, the Synod is one of the interrelated councils of the Church, each council having its separate responsibilities, and the requirement to listen to other councils of churches.

What is a Synod?

What is the role and function of the Synod in the life of the church?

To prepare for the Synod meeting, please view this video, which features Rev Dr Tim Hein, Executive Officer, Mission and Leadership Development explaining what a Synod is.

What happens at a Synod meeting?

How does the meeting work? How do we make decisions?

To understand meeting procedures please view this video produced by the Queensland Synod.


Credit: The Uniting Church in Australia, Queensland Synod.



Contents Page Reports

Combined printable version of all Synod 2022 Reports

S1.3 Standing Committee 2022

Standing Committee Profiles

S1.4 Presbytery Restructure Review Task Group

S1.5 Moderator Nominating Committee

S1.6 Generate Presbytery

S1.7 Wimala Presbytery

S1.8 Presbytery of Southern SA 2022

S1.9 Synod Strategy & Planning Working Group

S1.11 Professional Development Task Group

S2.1 Mercer (Uniting Benefciary Fund) Report (please note this report is a video presentation file)

S2.2 Disaster and Recovery Ministries

S2.3 Mission and Leadership Development Board 2022

S2.4 Mission Resourcing 2022

S2.5 Placements and Safe Church

S2.6 Resources Board Report - Financial Report 2022

S2.7 Stipends Committee

S2.8 Synod Covenanting Committee 2022

S2.9 Synod Ecumenical Relations Committee 2022

S2.10 UCSA Foundation Grants Comittee

S2.11 UAICC 2022

S2.12 UnitingCare SA

S3.1 Engagement 2022

S3.2.1 Record of Service - Rev Ian Clarkson

S3.2.2 Record of Service - Rev Kaye Colliver 2022

S3.2.3 Record of Service - Rev Rod Dyson 2022

S3.2.4 Record of Service - Rev Gayle McClimont 2022

S3.2.5 Record of Service - Pastor Brian Tugwell 2022

S3.2.6 Record of Service - Rev Sandra Webb 2022

S3.2.7 Record of Service - Rev Trevor Whitney 2022

S3.3 In Memoriam

S3.5 Converge International

S3.7 Training Aboriginal Christian Leaders 2022

S3.8 Uniting Church SA Historical Society

S3.9 UCSA Relief Fund 2022

Synod Meeting Minutes

Synod Meetings





Archived Synod Meeting Resources>