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General Synod Records

Following the disestablishment of the Church of Ireland by the Irish Church Act of 1869 a General Convention, assembled to devise new administrative structures for the Church, agreed that a General Synod, as the supreme leglislative assembly should be established. 
You may access Journal of The General Convention of the Church of Ireland 1870 on www.ireland.anglican.org/journal.

The proceedings of the General Synod and the reports of its committees and commissions are published annually in the Journal of the General Synod of the Church of Ireland. The Journal is supplied to the British and Irish copyright libraries and is available for consultation in the RCB Library. Researchers intending to use General Synod records should consult the Journal in the first instance.

The Library holds the records of the:

  • General Convention
  • General Synod
  • Standing Committee of the General Synod
  • Committees and Commissions of the General Synod
  • House of Bishops

General Synod records are subject to a 40 year access rule.

The General Synod in session in the Synod Hall, Dublin, c.1950s
The General Synod in session in the Synod Hall, Dublin, c.1950s

Below are links to some more recent Journals of the Church of Ireland General Synod as PDFs.

Year Location
 Synod website
 Synod website
 Synod website
 Synod website
 Synod website
2011  Dublin  Synod website (Special Synod)
2010 Dublin  Synod Website
2009 Armagh  Synod Website
 Galway  Synod Website
 Kilkenny Synod Website
 Armagh PDF
 Dublin PDF
2003 Dublin PDF
 Dublin PDF
2001 Dublin PDF
 Belfast PDF
1999 Dublin PDF

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