General Synod February 2020

Jan 17, 2020 by

All relevant information, documents and papers for the General Synod’s February 2020 group of sessions. First mailing .zip file Papers without links will be in the second mailing. They will be available on this website from Friday, 24 January 2020 onward. Timetable and Agenda Read here  

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2020 General Synod Elections: Inclusive Church launches campaign leaflet

Oct 13, 2019 by

from Thinking Anglicans: Nic Tall is Election Campaign Coordinator for the IC and partners’ 2020 Synod Campaign. Inclusive Church has published this article by him: 2020 Synod Elections: Shaping the future of the Church of England. Should same sex couples be able to marry in church?  How can the church respond to the climate emergency?  How do we equip the church for the challenges of mission and ministry in the 21st Century?  Do you ever find yourself asking these questions?  And do you ever...

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Living in Love and Faith: Church of England General Synod members consider gender and sexuality

Jul 7, 2019 by

by Prudence Dailey, Christian Today: Saturday saw members of the General Synod Church of England engage in the latest round of the ‘Living in Love and Faith’ (LLF) project, exploring issues around identity, sexuality, relationships and marriage. The five optional sessions, each running three times over the afternoon and with participants choosing which to attend, consisted partly of presentations and partly of opportunities for Synod members to continue to feed in their views....

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Church of England has become an ‘echo-chamber instead of interpreter’ on issues of human sexuality – John Sentamu

Jul 7, 2019 by

from Christian Today: The Church of England has been told it must return to “the whole of Scripture and to Scripture as a whole” if it is to find a way forward through the disagreement over human sexuality. In his presidential address to General Synod, Dr John Sentamu said that instead of being a guide to others, the Church had become an “echo-chamber” and that debate had been reduced to “crisp soundbite”. He suggested that the Church, both laity and clergy,...

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General Synod July 2019

Jul 6, 2019 by

Timetable and Agenda July General Synod – online papers, Thinking Anglicans Watch General Synod live Presidential Address to General Synod July 2019 from the Archbishop of York IICSA’s wider hearing into the Anglican Church in England and Wales continues this week, hearings start at 10am with a live feed. Articles and comment (newest at the top) IICSA  Transcript of yesterday’s hearing which included evidence from Revd Matthew Ineson and Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu. IICSA:...

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Evangelicals to debate constitutional changes

Jun 15, 2019 by

from CEN: THE EVANGELICAL Group on General Synod (EGGS)is to debate chaining their constitution at Synod in July. Alongside a proclamation about the Atonement of Christ, they will also emphasise that God made people male or female and that marriage is between ‘one man and one woman’. The Chair of EGGS, John Dunnett, told us:“Every now and then Constitutions have to be updated to keep them fit for purpose. EGGS is a member organisation of the Church of England Evangelical Council (CEEC) and the...

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