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
Year Location Link 2011 Armagh Synod website 2011 Dublin Synod website (Special Synod) 2010 Dublin Synod Website 2009 Armagh Synod Website 2008 Galway Synod Website 2007 Kilkenny Synod Website 2006 Armagh 2005 Dublin 2003 Dublin 2002 Dublin 2001 Dublin 2000 Belfast 1999 Dublin
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