general synod

  • 9 Jul 2012

    Following the success of the Accord Coalition fringe meeting at the Church of England's General Synod in February, a further event will take place at the Synod in York, at lunchtime on Monday 9 July 2012.

  • 9 Feb 2012

    Anglicans have staged an 'Act of Witness' at the Church of England General Synod to highlight the important role of many hundreds of LGB&T clergy.

  • 9 Feb 2012

    "A historic event" was how one priest described the first 'Religion & Education' Accord Coalition fringe meeting at the Church of England General Synod.

  • 8 Feb 2012

    The director of the Christian Commission for Development in Bangladesh has addressed a meeting at the General Synod of the Church of England, its governing body.

  • 6 Feb 2012

    The Accord Coalition for inclusive education will these week break new ground in the faith schools debate when it attends the Church of England’s General Synod.

  • 4 Feb 2012

    The time has come for a C of E change in stance on civil partnerships, says the LGB&T Anglican Coalition in its submission to the House of Bishops.

  • 2 Feb 2012

    The Church of England’s decisions about women bishops are likely to have a major impact on its mission as well as its ministry, says Savi Hensman. If the church appears to be reluctant to accept and fully use women’s gifts, attempts to attract and involve more people across a wide age-range may be undermined.

  • 11 Jul 2011

    The Church of England is responding to accusations of a "pale, male and stale" leadership with renewed efforts towards achieving greater diversity.

  • 10 Jul 2011

    The Church is “the visible sign of a faithful God”, declared the Archbishop of Canterbury. He was speaking at the Church of England’s General Synod on 9 July 2011, in York. He expressed the view that those present were “entrusted with the strength not to abandon and the joy of knowing ourselves not abandoned.”

  • 6 Dec 2010

    In November 2010, the Church of England moved a step further to accepting an Anglican Covenant which could be used to discipline member churches – though those it was meant to placate firmly rejected it. Savi Hensman suggests that in its present form the Covenant is set to cause more problems than it solves.