Watch General Synod live

Apr 24, 2021 by

from the Church of England Website: Watch the live stream of General Synod below and join in the conversation on social media using #Synod. Make sure you’re following the General Synod Twitter account to keep up-to-date on information, news and announcements: Official General Synod Twitter account Watch here Please right-click links to open in a new window.

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Elections, diversity, and safeguarding on General Synod agenda

Apr 16, 2021 by

by Pat Ashworth, Church Times: Members will meet virtually over two days on 23 and 24 April. THE General Synod will have some soul-searching to do when it meets for two days next week on Friday 23 and Saturday 24 April. The chief business of Saturday afternoon is the report Responsible Representation, from the Crown Nominations Elections Review Group. The Synod will be asked to endorse its recommendations on the handling of elections of members to the Crown Nominations Commission and diocesan...

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Synod to discuss challenges facing the Church and world amid coronavirus lockdown

Jan 20, 2021 by

General Synod is to hold a special online meeting next month examining challenges facing the Church and world in light of the coronavirus pandemic followed by a formal session in the spring, as a result of the current lockdown restrictions. Members will discuss questions including the future shape of the Church in the wake of Covid-19, independent oversight of safeguarding and proposals by a Commission of the Church of England towards addressing the Housing Crisis at a meeting held entirely...

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General Synod: social and political diversity among Bishops

Jul 11, 2020 by

by Archbishop Cranmer: Quite a few interesting questions have been tabled for the imminent virtual General Synod of the Church of England, ranging from Bishops’ Twitter usage (Qs 69-70) to Safeguarding abusage (Qs 17-29), but the most interesting episcopal answers relate to two questions asked by lay member Tom Hatton concerning social and political diversity among the Bishops: This elicited the answer: And then this: Read here  

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Law Change mooted for Synod

May 7, 2020 by

By CEN THE CHURCH of England is looking at options including a possible change in the law to enable the General Synod to meet remotely, in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. In a letter to all members of Synod, the officers of Synod confirm that they have used their legal powers to cancel the planned residential meeting due to take place York in July in light of the current restrictions. However, they set out proposals for members of Synod to meet informally and remotely, potentially in a...

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Church must ‘step up’ to stop spread of transgender ideology, says ex-trans man

Feb 13, 2020 by

from Christian Today: The Church of England must “step up” to “halt” the spread of transgender ideology in schools, says a man who had a sex change to become a woman before experiencing regret and detransitioning. Peter Benjamin, 61, was today sharing his experience of sex change regret at a fringe event at the Church of England General Synod organised by Christian Concern CEO, Andrea Minichiello Williams. Speaking ahead of the event, Benjamin said he was concerned...

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