The 2016 Synod of the Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic States was held at St. Alban's Pro-Cathedral June 9-11, 2016. The Synod conducted its normal business and was pleased to have the Most. Rev. Mark Haverland (Archbishop of the Anglican Catholic Church) in attendance. The Archbishop also served as the speaker at the Synod Banquet following the close of business on June 10th.
At the close of Synod, Archdeacon McHenry officially resigned as Archdeacon. Bishop Lerow named Father Jeffrey Johnson (All Saints, Saluda, VA) to be the new Archdeacon.
The diocese wishes to thank St. Alban's Parish, Father Charles Nalls, Adm. (Ret) John Heckman, and all others from St. Alban's who worked tirelessly to host the synod.
Anglican Joint Synods - October 2017
Following a week where the Anglican Catholic Church, Anglican Province of America, Anglican Church in America, and the Diocese of the Holy Cross all met for their separate synods; the four jurisdictions have come into full communion with each other.
The historic agreement was signed in the presence of over 500 clergy and layity on October 6th 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia, some forty years after orthodox Church representatives signed the Affirmation of Saint Louis, which called for the creation of the Continuing Anglican Church. In his address to the assembled delegates and bishops of the Anglican Joint Synods from around the world, Bishop Walter Grundorf (APA) noted at the closing Pontifical Mass that the "hopes of those who sought to maintain the Faith of the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church in the Anglican Tradition have finally found the unity God intended."