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April General Synod – online papers

The Papers for this month’s meeting of the Church of England’s General Synod are now available online.

Papers with a note of the day scheduled for their consideration are listed below the fold. Synod meets virtually on Friday 23 and Saturday 24 April. They can be downloaded as two zip files.

GS papers .zip folder
GS Misc papers .zip folder

The Agenda is here and the Report by the Business Committee (Guide to the April 2021 group of sessions) is here.

Timetable

Synod members reading this might like to note that the deadline for the submission of questions is 12 noon on Tuesday 13 April 2021.

GS 2182 – Safeguarding (Code of Practice) Measure [Friday & Saturday]
GS Misc 1271 – Note from the Steering Committee for Safeguarding (Code of Practice) Measure

GS 2193A – Draft Legislative Reform (Church of England Pensions) Order [Friday]
GS 2193XX – Draft Legislative Reform (Church of England Pensions) Order Explanatory Note
GS 2193Y – Scrutiny Committee Report on Draft Legislative Reform (Church of England Pensions) Order [Friday]

GS 2196 – Report from the Business Committee [Friday]

GS 2197 – International Religious Freedom [Friday]

GS 2198 – Report of the Standing Orders Committee [Friday]

GS 2199 – Clergy Discipline (Amendment) Rules 2021 [Saturday]
GS 2199X – Clergy Discipline (Amendment) Rules 2021 Explanatory Notes

GS 2200 – Appointment of Chair of the Pensions Board [Saturday]

GS 2201 – Appointment of Chair of the Dioceses Commission [Saturday]

GS 2202 – Responsible Representation [Saturday]

GS 2203 – General Synod Elections 2021 – Allocation of Seats Amendment Resolution [Saturday]

GS 2204 – Safeguarding [Saturday]

GS 2205 – Code of Practice under the Clergy Discipline Measure 2003 [deemed]
GS 2205X – Code of Practice under the Clergy Discipline Measure 2003 Explanatory Notes

GS 2206 – Payments to the Churches Conservation Trust Order 2020 [deemed]
GS 2206P – CCT Policy Paper
GS 2188X – Payments to the Churches Conservation Trust Order 2020 Explanatory Notes

GS Misc papers

GS Misc 1269 – Report of the Central Stipends Authority
GS Misc 1270 – Channel Islands Memorandum of Understanding
GS Misc 1271 – Note from the Steering Committee for Safeguarding (Code of Practice) Measure
GS Misc 1272 – Clergy Remuneration Review: Progress Report
GS Misc 1273 – Table of Business Transacted
GS Misc 1274 – List of Speakers, November 2020
GS Misc 1275 – Feedback from November 2020 Synod and February 2021 Informal Meeting
GS Misc 1276 – Summary of Decision by the House of Bishops and its Delegated Committees
GS Misc 1277 – Report on the Archbishops’ Council’s Activities
GS Misc 1278 – Recent Appointments
GS Misc 1279 – Updates from the Legislative Reform Committee
GS Misc 1280 – Dioceses Commission Annual Report
GS Misc 1281 – Renewal and Reform: A Summary of Progress and Impact

Notice papers

Notice Paper 1
Notice Paper 2

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Richard W. Symonds
Richard W. Symonds
3 months ago

Excerpt from Professor Linda Woodhead’s book review of “Sex, Power, Control: Responding to Abuse in the Institutional Church” by Fiona Gardner “But can the institution change its spots? Gardner is too nice to say ‘no’, but she probably thinks it. She may be right, but I wonder if a more historical view of the Church of England would have let in a bit more light and possibility. It is easy to think that the way things are now is the way things have always been and always must be, but the diocesan structures that weighed down on Gardner in Bath and… Read more »

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