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General Synod Agenda for July

Update: An updated version of this timetable was issued on 14 June 2019.

The Business Committee of General Synod has today published the agenda for the July Group of Sessions in York.

The published information can be read here and is copied in full below the fold.

GENERAL SYNOD: JULY 2019 Timetable
Friday 5 July
2.30 pm – 7.00 pm
2.30 pm Opening worship Introduction and welcomes
2.45 pm Address from the Ecumenical Guest
3.00 pm Report by the Business Committee
3.30 pm Presentation from the Mothers’ Union Worldwide President including questions
Legislative Business
*4.10 pm Amending Canon No. 39 – Enactment
4.15 pm Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure and Amending Canon No 41 – Final Drafting (Article 7 business)
4.25 pm Diocesan Boards of Education Measure – First Consideration
*5.10 pm “Living in Love and Faith” and Pastoral Advisory Group: Presentation on plans for the Saturday afternoon
*5.40 pm Question Time (not including Safeguarding)
7.00 pm Close of Business
7.00 – 7.15 pm Worship

Saturday 6 July
7.00 am Holy Communion in the Berrick Saul Theatre
8.00 am Meeting of the House of Bishops for Article 7 Business
9.00 am – 12.30 pm
9.00 am Morning worship
9.15 am Presidential Address from the Archbishop of York
9.45 am Question Time (Safeguarding questions)
10.15 am Presentation on Safeguarding including questions
11.15 am ClergyWellbeing: Presentation
11.30 am Debate on the Proposed Covenant for Clergy Wellbeing
12.30 pm – 2.30 pm Lunch
2.30 pm – 7.00 pm
The Saturday afternoon will be reserved for seminars and workshops. Some of these will cover the development of the “Living in Love and Faith (LLF)” resources.
A prayerful space will be available throughout.
7.00 pm Close of Business
7.00 – 7.15 pm Evening Prayer (in Berrick Saul Theatre and in small groups)

Sunday 7 July
10.00 am Holy Communion in York Minster
2.30 pm – 7.00 pm
2.30 pm Mission and Ministry in Covenant: Debate on a Motion
4.30 pm Debate on a Motion on Knife Crime
6.00 pm Southwark Diocesan Synod Motion on Refugee Professionals
7.00 pm Close of Business
7.00 – 7.15 pm Worship
9.00 – 9.45 pm If a reference is claimed on any of the items of Article 7 business, meetings of the Convocations and the House of Laity will be held between 9.00 and 9.45 pm to consider the reference
Holy Communion in the Berrick Saul Theatre

Monday 8 July
7.00 am Holy Communion in the Berrick Saul Theatre
9.00 am – 12.30 pm
9.00 am Morning Worship and Bible Study
Legislative Business
9.45 am Cathedrals Measure
10.55 am Faculty Jurisdiction (Amendment) Rules – For Approval
11.25 am Amending Canon No. 40 – Final Approval
11.50 am Presentation on Archbishops’ Council Annual Report
*12.20 pm Appointment of Archbishops’ Council Member
12.30 pm – 2.30 pm Lunch
2.30 pm – 7.00 pm
Legislative Business
2.30 pm Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure – Final Approval
Amending Canon No. 41 – Final Approval
3.05 pm Presentation on “Mission-Shaped Church and Fresh Expressions 15 years on
3.25 pm Debate on a Motion on “Mission-Shaped Church and Fresh Expressions 15 years on
Financial Business
4.30 pm Triennium Funding Working group: Presentation with questions
*5.30 pm Archbishops’ Council Budget 2019
6.30 pm Standing Orders Committee 55th Report
7.00 pm Close of Business
7.00 – 7.15 pm Worship

Tuesday 9 July
7.00 am Holy Communion in the Berrick Saul Theatre
9.00 am – 1.00 pm
9.00 am Morning Worship
9.15 am “Setting God’s People Free” – Debate on a motion
Legislative Business
10.15 am Legislative Reform (Patronage of Benefices) Order 2019 – For Approval
10.55 am Church Representation Rules (Amendment) Resolution 2019 – For Approval
11.35 am Rochester Diocesan Synod Motion on Anna Chaplaincy
*12.35 pm Farewells
*1.00 pm Prorogation

Contingency Business
Leeds Diocesan Synod Motion on Disadvantaged Communities
Deemed Items
Archbishops’ Council Annual Report
Legal Officers (Annual Fees) Order 2019
55th Standing Orders Committee Report
Ecclesiastical Judges, Legal Officers and Others (Fees) Order 2019

* not later than
Please note that all timings are indicative unless marked with an asterisk

Deadline for receipt of questions: 1200 hrs Wednesday 19 June

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