This year, the representatives explored some themes related to Anglican identity, led by Dr Colin Podmore, a Church of England historian. Mr David Healey, the Chief Executive of the Intercontinental Church Society (ICS), a mission agency of the Church of England with long-standing links to this diocese, gave a presentation on "the influence of consumer culture on belief and unbelief". In the sharing of information, many congregations reported serious financial challenges, for a variety of reasons: demographic shifts, the economic downturn, changes in local tax regulations for Churches, just to name a few. The synod heard some encouraging news of emerging congregations, or new congregations which are continuing to deepen their development in Skopje (FYR Macedonia) and Crete. Ecumenical relations are an important dimension to our Church's work in the Eastern Archdeaconry and some very positive reports on ecumenical life were received from Athens (with the Greek Orthodox Church), Budapest (with Roman Catholics and Lutherans) and the Czech Republic (with the Old Catholic Church).
At the closing service of the Synod on Sunday 11 October, Tony Lane was ordained deacon. Tony serves one of the new congregations in the Archdeaconry, St Thomas the Apostle, Kefalas, Crete.