"When General Synod meets in Richmond Hill, Ont., July 7-12 , the worship will focus on getting back to the roots of the Anglican liturgy, according to the Rev. Martha Tatarnic, chair of the General Synod 2016 worship committee. While the emphasis in planning worship for the previous General Synod, in 2013, was on innovation, the hope this time is that people will 'experience something of God's newness in the familiar' said Tatarnic". "Tatarnic said the worship committee's work has been guided by three principles: a desire to make the worship Scripture-centric, commitment to ensuring the space feels sacred and attentiveness to the synod's theme, 'You Are My Witnesses' (Isaiah 43:10)". "Tatarnic acknowledged that the emphasis on time spent thinking and praying about Scripture was shaped by the fact that the members of synod will be voting on whether or not to change the church's Canon XXI to allow for same-sex marriage". "But the worship will also reflect the diversity of the church, Tatarnic said. July 10 , the day on which matters of particular interest to Indigenous Anglicans will be discussed, the Sunday morning Eucharist will be planned and led by Indigenous leaders".