The 2022 Synod of the Diocese of the Eastern United States (DEUS) will be held September 12-16, 2022, in Asheville, North Carolina. All Saints Church, 15 McDowell Rd., Mills River, North Carolina, is the host parish. The hotel venue is the Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park, 43 Town Square Blvd., Asheville, North Carolina 28803.
The various committees, boards and agencies of the diocese will meet before the official opening of the Synod. The Synod of the DEUS will convene on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. The Synod will adjourn at 11:45 a.m. on Friday, September 16, 2022.
The clergy wives, along with seminarian & postulant wives, will have a luncheon. Those intending to attend these events will so indicate during the registration process.
Solemn Evensong with a Carolina Barbecue Dinner will be held at All Saints Church on Wednesday evening. The Synod Eucharist also will be held at All Saints Church on Thursday afternoon. All Saints Church is 6 miles from the hotel. Most other events occur at the hotel.
DEADLINE is August 10, 2022 for both synod registrations and hotel reservations.
The proposed schedule for synod may be accessed for viewing and/or download. Click this button.
Hotel reservation deadline is August 10, 2022. The synod group rate for the hotel is $139.00/night for either 1 king bed or 2 queen beds. Hotel reservations may be made online. The reservation system automatically populates with the entire week of synod. Most attendees will need to change the dates a hotel room is needed. When making your reservations via the online link, begin by clicking on the “Book a Room” button. At the top of the next page, click through on the “Edit your Stay” link to choose the dates you actually need a hotel room. Then you may complete your online reservation. Click this button to reserve your room.
You may also contact the Hilton directly at 828-209-2700. Then dial “0” to make your reservations with the front desk. The group name is “All Saints Anglican.”
The hotel is located in a planned urban development known as Biltmore Park. There are many stores, restaurants, and entertainment facilities within walking distance. The hotel also provides shuttle service to the Asheville Airport.
Synod registration cost is $110.00 this year. This is the cost for all participants of synod: delegates, alternates, and observers. This includes the cost for all materials, the synod banquet, barbecue dinner, Thursday breakfast, and transportation to All Saints Church. The registration deadline is August 10, 2022. A late fee will apply after that date. Register by clicking on this button.
n.b., The synod registration fee only mitigates the costs for the meals provided. The remainder of the costs for synod are being underwritten by the host parish, All Saints Church.
The Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) is the preferred airport for those traveling by air. It is but 3 miles from the hotel. Most carriers serve this airport. Asheville is a minor hub for Allegiant Airlines and prices for their flights, if one has access to them, are significantly below other carriers. The Hilton Hotel provides shuttle service from this airport.
Greenville-Spartanburg Airport (GSP) is the primary alternative airport to reach the Asheville area. It is in upper South Carolina and is 67 miles (1 hr. drive) from the hotel. Most carriers serve this airport as well. Fares to this airport many times are the least expensive coming into the area. Of course, flying in here will necessitate renting a vehicle.
Charlotte-Douglas International Airport (CLT) is the closest major airport. It is 108 miles (1.75 hr. drive) from the hotel. American Airlines is the primary carrier but most airlines are represented here.
For questions about the synod or help with registering, hotel reservations, or other issues with the website, contact Father Erich Zwingert by email or by phone at 828.891.7216.