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The General Synod 2015
THE GENERAL SYNOD 2015 OF THE CHURCH OF IRELAND Armagh City Hotel Welcome to the official website for the Church of Ireland General Synod 2015 which took place in the Armagh City Hotel , Thursday 7th to Saturday 9th May, 2015. We hope you
Taken from Synod, Category: [2015] Welcome
Updated on: 11/05/2015

General Synod 2015 Draws To A Close in Armagh
The General Synod of the Church of Ireland 2015 has drawn to a close following three days of deliberations. Mr Sam Harper gave the attendance figures for General Synod. The attendance on day one was recorded at 475, on day two 497 people attended and on
Taken from Synod News, Category: [2015] Saturday 9th May
Updated on: 10/05/2015

Support for Youth Ministry Encouraged in CIYD Report
The report of the Church of Ireland Youth Department to Synod focused on CIYD’s goal to see young people become disciples. Proposing the report of CIYD, Andrew Brannigan said that this was not an easy task as Church was no longer at the centre of many communities
Taken from Synod News, Category: [2015] Saturday 9th May
Updated on: 09/05/2015

Clergy Encouraged to Avail of Services of Marriage Council
The report of the Marriage Council has been presented to Synod. Proposed by the Revd Stephen Farrell (Dublin), Synod heard that marriage was more popular than ever despite the talk about marriage being under threat from changed realities. Mr Farrell said that numbers of people getting married
Taken from Synod News, Category: [2015] Saturday 9th May
Updated on: 09/05/2015

Reaching Out to Others the Focus of Council for Mission Report and Motion Encourages Prayer for Persecuted Christians
  The report of the Council for Mission has been presented to Synod. The Bishop of Connor, the Rt Revd Alan Abernathy, proposed the report and spoke about the work of the Council for Mission over the last year. The Bishop recalled the council’s conference last year which
Taken from Synod News, Category: [2015] Saturday 9th May
Updated on: 09/05/2015

Work of the Select Committee on Human Sexuality in the Context of Christian Belief Highlighted
The Select Committee on Human Sexuality in the Context of Christian Belief presented its report to General Synod this morning. The report was proposed by Dean John Mann (Connor) who outlined the work undertaken by the committee since last year which have been in two broad areas.
Taken from Synod News, Category: [2015] Saturday 9th May
Updated on: 09/05/2015

[2015] Speeches
Some of the speeches delivered at General Synod. Archbishop’s Presidential Address Bills – please see here for Bills pamphlet Bill 1 Bill 2 Bill 3 Bill 4 Bill 5 Bill 7
Taken from Synod, Category: [2015] Speeches
Updated on: 09/05/2015

Membership of the Church of Ireland Pensions Board Approved
A motion on the membership of the Church of Ireland Pensions Board has been passed at General Synod this morning. Proposed by the Bishop of Clogher and Mr Geoffrey Perrin the motion states that, in accordance with the provisions of Section 25 (b) of Chapter XIV of the
Taken from Synod News, Category: [2015] Saturday 9th May
Updated on: 09/05/2015

Six Bills Pass Final Stages at Synod This Morning
The Bills which passed their first and second stages on Thursday received their third and final readings today. A Bill seeking to have a Dignity in Church Life Charter was formally adopted by members of Synod. A connected Bill aimed at extending the provisions of the Constitution
Taken from Synod News, Category: [2015] Saturday 9th May
Updated on: 09/05/2015

Day Three of General Synod 2015 Underway in Armagh
The third and final day of the General Synod of the Church of Ireland is now underway in the Armagh City Hotel. Following worship led by the Bishop of Limerick and Killaloe, the Rt Revd Kenneth Kearon, the results of the Church of Ireland Central Communications Board
Taken from Synod News, Category: [2015] Saturday 9th May
Updated on: 09/05/2015