New EDNCP mapThe 10th Regular Synod of the Episcopal Church in the Philippines held on May 9-11, 2017 in Quezon City has given its consent to the intention of creating a new jurisdiction from the existing Episcopal Diocese of North Central Philippines. Delegates unanimously voted for the resolution after getting the assurance that the identified areas that shall compose the new jurisdiction are well prepared and will assume the status within the maximum period of three years.

The Diocesan Council’s New Diocese Preparations Committee has been busy for the past year preparing the requirements provided by the Constitution and Canons. It had conducted consultations in the deanery level as well as orientation among the Synod delegates. Herewith is the approved resolution:
RESOLUTION SEEKING CONSENT TO THE CREATION OF A NEW DIOCESE FROM THE EXISTING JURISDICTION OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE OF NORTH CENTRAL PHILIPPINES

WHEREAS, the jurisdiction of the Episcopal Diocese of North Central Philippines covers the Chartered City of Baguio and the Provinces of Benguet, La Union, Pangasinan and Zambales, Tarlac and Pampanga with an aggregate area of more than 18,000 square kilometers;
WHEREAS, with the exception of the Provinces of Tarlac and Pampanga, the mission of the Church in the Episcopal Diocese of North Central Philippines has grown ever since it was established as a separate Diocese in 1989;

WHEREAS, the 29th Diocesan Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of North Central Philippines, held at the Mission Center of the Cathedral of the Resurrection, Baguio City from February 21-24, 2017, approved the creation of a new diocese within its existing jurisdiction as a strategy for expanding mission and accelerating the development of congregations as well as lay and ordained, to cover the areas identified below:

  1. Province of La Union
  2. Province of Pangasinan
  3. Province of Pampanga
  4. Province of Zambales
  5. Province of Tarlac, and if this Synod consents to the cessation of Trinity Episcopal Church, Lidlidda and St. Chad, San Andres, Candon from the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Luzon to the Episcopal Diocese of North Central Philippines, it will include
  6. The Southwestern part of the Province of Ilocos Sur

BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE 10TH SYNOD OF THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN THE PHILIPPINES, NOW IN SESSION, GIVES CONSENT TO THE CREATION OF A NEW DIOCESE OUT OF THE JURISDICTION OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE OF NORTH CENTRAL PHILIPPINES AS DESCRIBED ABOVE. /TAd

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