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‘The Church Must Not Live Off the Charity of Previous Generations’ – RB Report Details Expenditure and Broad Range of Activities
The report of the Representative Church Body was presented to General Synod in Dún Laoghaire this morning (Friday May 13). Proposing the report, Mr Robert Neill outlined the allocations of funds and said that the resources needed to meet the spending amount to €7.4 million. This amount in generated from General
Taken from Synod News, Category: [2016] Friday 13th May
Updated on: 13/05/2016

Report of Select Committee on Human Sexuality in the Context of Christian Belief
The Report of the Select Committee on Human Sexuality in the Context of Christian Belief has been presented to General Synod meeting in Dún Laoghaire. Proposing the Report, chairman of the committee, the Very Revd John Mann, outlined the work of the Select Committee over the first
Taken from Synod News, Category: [2016] Thursday 12th May
Updated on: 12/05/2016

General Synod Endorses Church of Ireland Response to World Council of Churches Document
A motion endorsing the Church of Ireland’s response to the World Council of Churches Document The Church: Towards a Common Vision as been passed by General Synod this afternoon (Thursday May 12). The motion in the name of the Honorary Secretaries asked General Synod to
Taken from Synod News, Category: [2016] Thursday 12th May
Updated on: 12/05/2016

Report of Standing Committee Highlights Diverse Range of Work During the Year
The Report of Standing Committee was presented to General Synod in Dún Laoghaire this afternoon (Thursday May 12). The report highlights the Dignity in Church Life Charter as one of the most significant issues since the last General Synod.  Among other work under this report, it
Taken from Synod News, Category: [2016] Thursday 12th May
Updated on: 12/05/2016

Report of the Liturgical Advisory Committee Received By Synod
The Report of the Liturgical Advisory Committee (LAC) was received by General Synod this afternoon (Thursday May 12). The report highlights the LAC’s ongoing work with the Church of Ireland Historical Centenaries Working Group in providing liturgies pertinent to the decade of centenaries. It also focuses on the supplement to
Taken from Synod News, Category: [2016] Thursday 12th May
Updated on: 12/05/2016

Church of Ireland Youth Department Launches New Confirmation Resource
The Church of Ireland Youth Department (CIYD) has launched its new resource to help prepare young people for confirmation. The resource – entitled I Believe – was launched today at the General Synod of the Church of Ireland which is taking place at the Royal Marine Hotel, Dún
Taken from Synod News, Category: [2016] Thursday 12th May
Updated on: 12/05/2016

Bill to Bring Christ Church Cathedral in Line With Charities Requirements Comes Before Synod
A Bill which will enable the boards of Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, to be identified as the trustee body of the cathedral, in line with requirements of the Charities Act 2009 was presented at General Synod this afternoon. The Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral
Taken from Synod News, Category: [2016] Thursday 12th May
Updated on: 12/05/2016

Clergy Pensions Bill Presented to Synod
A Bill dealing with clergy pensions passed its first and second stages at General Synod today (Thursday May 12). New defined contribution clergy pension schemes for Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland were established in 2013. Standard contributions by the employer (i.e. the parish) currently cease
Taken from Synod News, Category: [2016] Thursday 12th May
Updated on: 12/05/2016

Bill Dealing With Part–time Stipendiary Deployment Passes Initial Stages at General Synod
A Bill to enable clergy to serve as priests on a part time basis from the time of their ordination has been presented to General Synod this afternoon (Thursday May 12). At present, clergypersons must serve for at least three years in full–time ministry before undertaking a
Taken from Synod News, Category: [2016] Thursday 12th May
Updated on: 12/05/2016

Church Fabric Fund Bill Passes First and Second Stages at General Synod
A Bill seeking to widen the terms and change the name of the Church Fabric Fund has been presented to General Synod in Dún Laoghaire today (Thursday May 12). Bill No 4 proposes to rename the Church Fabric Fund as the Church Fabric and Development Fund and to widen
Taken from Synod News, Category: [2016] Thursday 12th May
Updated on: 12/05/2016