Last Saturday was our district synod at Lye in the Metropolitan Borough of Dudley and it was quite interesting on the way because we came across some signs in Halesowen that said 'SYNOD' and started following them much to the disgust of the sat nav. After the third sign I said to the folk in my car that the signs didn't look like the signs for our synod as ours are very well made and include the cross and orb logo. We decided to follow the sat nav and arrived safely at Lye.
It turned out a little later in the day that at least one group of folk had gone to the other synod and had coffee and that one of the ministers from our circuit had also gone there.
It appears that the Birmingham Synod were having there meeting just a couple of mile away from us - not sure what the odds of that are. For me if I had gone to the wrong synod apart from a different chair I am not sure I would have realised I was in the wrong one.