general synod

  • July 10, 2018

    Synod members have rejected an amendment which called on the Government to sign up to the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

  • July 9, 2018

    Christian Aid has praised the prophetic vision of the Church of England’s General Synod after it voted to sell its holdings in fossil fuel companies by 2023 if they have not aligned their business plans with the targets of the Paris Agreement.

  • June 14, 2018

    A new report looks at the role of the Churches in the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy.

  • February 11, 2018

    Following debate at the General Synod, the Church of England’s Faith and Order Commission is to undertake further refinement and clarification on proposals that would see the Church of England and the Methodist Church enter into a relationship of communion and enable an interchange of their presbyteral ministries.

  • January 21, 2018

    A set of papers on isues to be discussed at the Church of England General Synod have been released, including one on valuing people with Down's Syndrome. 

  • July 24, 2017

    Though the Church of England still discriminates against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people, it recently shifted towards gre

  • June 8, 2017

    Representatives from dioceses across Scotland have gathered in Edinburgh for the annual meeting of the General Synod of the Scottish Episcopal Church, which takes place on 8-10 June at St Paul’s and St George’s Church, York Place, Edinburgh.

  • February 19, 2016

    An historic agreement recognising the longstanding ecumenical partnership between the Church of Scotland and the Church of England and paving the way for future joint working between the two churches has been backed  by the General Synod.

  • November 27, 2012

    The Church of England’s attempts to placate a small minority strongly opposed to women’s ordination have plunged it into crisis, without satisfying these opponents, says Savi Hensman. What is the way forward now? Deep theological and practical questions need to be addressed, and the answers explained in ways that those who are not professional theologians can understand.

  • November 23, 2012

    Becoming a bishop is definitely not on my bucket list, writes the Rev Dr Jane Tillier. But she had hoped soon to see some of her gifted and experienced women colleagues take their place alongside the men in the currently all-male House of Bishops. We need to see men and women working together, she argues. Male and female made in the image of God and serving the loving, revolutionary, redemptive purposes of Jesus Christ in whom, the Bible tells us, “there is neither male nor female”.