The postman brought the main bulk of papers for next month’s General Synod this morning. A few more papers are due to be issued in a week’s time.
I have split my list of them into three. Below is everything except for legislative and liturgical business.
GS 1521 Agenda
There is a link to this document on the Church of England web site but the document is not there. I understand that it will become available on Monday.
GS 1523 Mission-Shaped Church
sub-title Church planting and fresh expressions of church in a changing context
GS 1528 A Measure for Measures: In mission and ministry
GS Misc 732 Covering note from the Archbishops’ Council
GS 1528 is the Report of the Review of the Dioceses, Pastoral and Related Measures
GS 1529 Future use of the Church Commissioners’ Funds
Report by the Spending Review Working Group of the Archbishops’ Council and the Church Commissioners
GS Misc 728 Being Human: introductory note from the Doctrine Commission
This refers to GS 1494 Being Human which was issued in July 2003.
GS 1530 Telling the Story: Being Positive About HIV/AIDS
Report by the Mission and Public Affairs Council
GS 1532 The Gift of Authority
Report by the Council for Christian Unity. The ARCIC report The Gift of Authority is online here.
Diocesan Synod Motion
A motion from Birmingham Diocesan Synod is due to be taken (at last), and the following background papers have been issued.
GS Misc 704 (Revised) A background note by the Chief Legal Advisor to General Synod
GS Misc 704A A background paper from the diocese