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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

Winners of ‘Church Life in Action’ CCB Photography Competition Announced, General Synod, Armagh 2015
The Church of Ireland’s Central Communications Board (CCB) ran a photography competition focusing on showing Church of Ireland church life in action this year, in a change to the annual communications competition (which has traditionally focused on print, web–based and social media), The winners of this special photography competition
Taken from Synod News, Category: [2015] Saturday 9th May
Updated on: 09/05/2015

Commission on Ministry Highlights New Developments
General Synod has received the Report of the Commission on Ministry. Canon Dr Maurice Elliott (Dromore) proposed the report noting that the Commission on Ministry is continuing to make energetic progress. Canon Elliott highlighted a number of initiatives undertaken by the commission during the year.
Taken from Synod News, Category: [2015] Friday 8th May
Updated on: 08/05/2015

Liturgical Advisory Committee Looks Forward to New Hymnal Supplement
The report of the Liturgical Advisory Committee has been presented to Synod. The report was proposed by the Revd Dr Peter Thompson (Armagh) who highlighted the varied work of the LAC. He focused in particular on the production of ‘ Thanks & Praise’ , the
Taken from Synod News, Category: [2015] Friday 8th May
Updated on: 08/05/2015

Motion Calls for Centre of Community Prayer
A motion calling on General Synod considers that the establishment of a centre of community prayer, retreat, hospitality and study might be one suitable means by which the Church of Ireland could mark the forthcoming 150th anniversary of Disestablishment and commends efforts by the Commission on Ministry
Taken from Synod News, Category: [2015] Friday 8th May
Updated on: 08/05/2015

Synod Hears of Complexities of Education North and South
The General Synod has heard of the complexities surrounding education in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland this afternoon. Presenting the report of the Board of Education (RI) the Bishop of Cork, the Rt Revd Paul Colton, said the organisation of schools was “a
Taken from Synod News, Category: [2015] Friday 8th May
Updated on: 08/05/2015

New Proposals for Election of Bishops Examined at General Synod
A motion containing suggestions on reforms to the way in which bishops are elected has been passed at General Synod. The Revd Stephen Farrell, Provincial Registrar Dublin, proposed the motion that: “That General Synod welcomes the principles, analysis and approach to the election of Bishops
Taken from Synod News, Category: [2015] Friday 8th May
Updated on: 08/05/2015

Synod Passes Motion Calling on Governments to Reduce VAT on Remedial Works on Protected Structures
A motion stating that “General Synod calls on the governments in Northern Ireland and in the Republic of Ireland respectively, to reduce the VAT burden of necessary remedial works on protected structures and asking the Church of Ireland to seek to cooperate with other churches in Ireland
Taken from Synod News, Category: [2015] Friday 8th May
Updated on: 08/05/2015

Motion on Diocesan Boundaries Passed by Synod
A motion containing suggestions for changes to Diocesan Boundaries has been presented to General Synod this afternoon. The motion, which is described as a ‘green paper’ is in the context of the Commission on Diocesan Ministry and Structures. Mrs Ethne Harkness proposed the motion: “That General
Taken from Synod News, Category: [2015] Friday 8th May
Updated on: 08/05/2015