Diocesan assets are substantial. Over 100 land parcels and 45 churches are wholly owned by the diocese. The diocese also owns one housing corporation and controls several housing societies..
Currently, as required by the canons (the laws that govern our diocese), capital projects over $20,000 require approval from the diocesan council. All capital projects over $250,000 require the involvement of the synod office staff.
Parishes considering a large real estate and property development project should read Capital Projects: It's Harder than You Think, which outlines the guidelines, considerations, and criteria for all large capital projects, before contacting the synod office.
Our login-restricted asset management database is a comprehensive resource for parishes and includes important information including titles and other legal documents, photographic archives and much more. Contact the synod office for more information on how to access this database.