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General Synod in York 8 - 10 July

General Synod in York 8 - 10 July


As Chichester Diocesan General Synod members of the House of Clergy and House of Laity prepare for next week's group of sessions taking place  8 - 10 July in York, the Church of England announced an addition to the General Synod Agenda.

Following the result of the EU Referendum on 23 June, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have exercised their powers under the General Synod's Standing Orders to make some time available at its brief Group of Sessions in July for a debate on a motion endorsing the Archbishops' recent call for all to unite in the common task of building a generous and forward looking country, contributing to human flourishing around the world.

The debate will take place on the afternoon of Friday 8 July. The wording of the motion will be made available to Synod members early next week.

The General Synod considers and approves legislation affecting the whole of the Church of England, formulates new forms of worship, debates matters of national and international importance, and approves the annual budget for the work of the Church at national level.

The General Synod comprises the Convocations of Canterbury and York, joined together in a House of Bishops and a House of Clergy, to which is added a House of Laity. It meets in February in London and in July in York, and occasionally in November in London.

Papers for the July Group of sessions can be found here: https://www.churchofengland.org/about-us/structur...