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General Synod – November timetable

The Church of England has issued the outline timetable for the November meeting of General Synod. This is copied below.

GENERAL SYNOD: NOVEMBER 2012

Timetable

Monday 19 November

2.15pm – 7 pm

Worship and formal business
Report by the Business Committee
Anglican Consultative Council meeting: presentation and questions
Anglican Communion Covenant: Report on the Reference to Dioceses
Questions
[brief evening worship]

Tuesday 20 November

9.15 am – 1 pm

9.15 am Holy Communion
10.30 am Legislative Business:
Draft Bishops and Priests (Consecration and Ordination of Women) Measure and Draft Amending Canon No.30

2.30 pm – 7 pm

Legislative Business:
Draft Bishops and Priests (Consecration and Ordination of women) Measure and Draft Amending Canon No.30 – continued
[brief evening worship]

Wednesday 21 November

9.30 am – 1 pm

Worship
Diocesan Synod Motion: Southwell and Nottingham: Amendment to Canon B 12 and Regulations
Private Member’s Motion: John Freeman: Living Wage
Dates of groups of sessions in 2013

2.30 – 5.30pm

Farewells
Youth unemployment
Farewell to the Archbishop of Canterbury

Contingency business:
Report of the Standing Orders Committee

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You might find Malcolm Grundy’s recent book on Episcope inrteesting. He suggests that what clergy find difficult is to be not chosen/dismissed without knowing why. Our process which is akin to the American one probably leaves people feeling that they have been able to give account of themselves’ in the process. But it is not completely transparent nor can it really be.And he records a comment I think from George Carey which notes that different appointment systems produce different kinds of bishop. He suggested that the American system and therefore probably the Scottish system tends not to produce mystics. Do… Read more »