General Synod 2014: Interchangeability of Ministry between Church of Ireland and Methodist Church in Ireland
Added on 10/05/2014
Bill on Interchangeability of Ministry between the Church of Ireland and the Methodist Church in Ireland Passed at General Synod 2014
The General Synod of the Church of Ireland, meeting in Christ Church Cathedral Dublin from Thursday 8th May to today, Saturday 10 May, has passed historic legislation to provide for interchangeability in ministries between the Church of Ireland and the Methodist Church in Ireland, the two Churches being in a Covenant relationship.
The Special Bill passed its final reading by the required two–thirds majority of each order present during this morning’s business.
The passing of the legislation was warmly welcomed by the Archbishop of Armagh, The Most Revd Dr Richard Clarke, and by the Revd Dr Heather Morris, President of the Methodist Church in Ireland (as pictured).
For detailed accounts of the business of, along with images from, the General Synod this year, please visit: http://synod.ireland.anglican.org/2014
The General Synod also passed, among other Bills and Motions, resolutions on alcohol and taxation and on the endorsement of the ‘fab’ – ‘Flesh and Blood’ – campaign aimed at raising the profile of blood and organ donation as a gift.
(Photos: Paul Harron, Church of Ireland Press Office)
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