A round-up of the July 2023 General Synod
New General Synod members have been elected to represent the Diocese of Bristol
Nominations have opened for General Synod, the Church of England's decision-making and governance body, for its next five-year term 2021-2026.
There is an opportunity for someone to represent the Diocese in the General Synod for one year.
Sophie Mitchell, a member of General Synod, reflects on Saturday's Synod, conducted over Zoom!
Following the meeting of General Synod at the beginning of July, members met in an informal setting in which they listened and were heard as they reflected together on scripture and a changing culture in relation to their understanding of human sexuality.
Members of the General Synod will gather in York on Friday 8 July until Saturday 9 July.
The General Synod of the Church of England met in Church House, London, from Monday 15 February to Wednesday 17 February.
So, we have just finished the first Synod of the 2015-20 sessions here in London. The Bristol contingent of seven, consisting of sixelected members led by Bishop Mike, is supplemented by our good friend Rev Dr Emma Ineson, Principal of Trinity College.
At the last meeting of Diocesan Synod in May, Diocesan Secretary Oliver Home talked about the forthcoming General Synod elections in September, encouraging people to think about standing.
Revd Chris Dobson reports on February's General Synod, which opened with a moving address from Archbishop Bashar Warda, Chaldean Diocese of Erbil in Iraq.
The General Synod of the Church of England took some significant steps forward in November in a set of sessions described as "completely different" by Bristol reps to the meetings of a year earlier.
The responsibility for school effectiveness is shifting to those who provide schools thats us, said the Bishop of Oxford, chair of the CofE's Board of Education, in the General Synod debate on church schools.
The General Synod has approved a package of measures as the next steps to enable women to become bishops in the Church of England.
General Synod says 'Yes' to new proposals to enable women bishops.
Chris Dobson reflects on some of the highlights of the second day of General Synod.
General Synod has approved a motion, moved by the Archbishop of York, to re-evangelise England, including the creation of a new Task Group.
Chris Dobson reports on the first afternoon of General SynodGeneral Synod began in worship and prayer, which gave rise to the first 'priceless moment' when the Archdeacon of Lewisham reached the moment appointed for the bible readings.
General Synod meets later this month, returning not only to women bishops but also intentional evangelism, Church Schools and how the Synod is elected and conducts its business.
Well this was quite a week to be a first-timer at the General Synod of the Church of England and the welcome was warm and genuine.
The General Synod has failed to agree legislation that would have enabled women to become bishops in the Church of England.