The Synod of the Diocese of Algoma was organised in June 1906 at Sault Ste Marie, Ontario. It meets in synod biennially. Founded in 1873, the diocese covers 70,000 square miles. The See City is Sault Ste Marie, Ontario. The parish roles number 13,276. In the diocese there are 41 active clergy; 8 clergy on leave; 46 retired clergy; 3 lay pastors; 1 lay worker; and 248 lay readers. The diocese contains 54 parishes; 6 assisted and mission parishes; with a total of 93 congregations.