Comments: General Synod - July 2009

How many Synods do you have over there? It seems like at least twice a year, if not more, you're all Synoding over something or another. But then, you don't have so far to travel.

Posted by Ford Elms at Monday, 22 June 2009 at 4:08pm BST

Ford

General Synod normally meets twice a year. Typically there is a meeting in York in July from a Friday afternoon to the following Tuesday lunchtime and a meeting in London in February from a Monday afternoon to the following Friday lunchtime. Sometimes these meetings (particularly the London meeting) are a bit shorter. In addition there is occasionally a short November meeting in London. As you say distances are much shorter than in many parts of the Communion. For the meetings in London a lot of members live sufficiently close to be able to travel from home daily.

Posted by Peter Owen at Monday, 22 June 2009 at 6:06pm BST

One does wonder whether there will be any movement - perhaps under 'extra business' to consider the challenge offered by the recent intitiative in North America to proclaim ACNA as a de facto member of the world-wide Anglican Communion?

Perhaps this new attempt on the part of radical conservative elements in the Communion to high-jack the essence of orthodox Anglicanism will be treated with the contempt it deserves - and be left off the agenda. If this happens, then the rest of us can be assured that the Church of England, at least, is not too disturbed by this latest attempt to force ideological uniformity on the Communion - in the name of puritanical and Jensenist theology.

Posted by Father Ron Smith at Monday, 29 June 2009 at 9:02pm BST
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