General Synod

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General Synod

n
(Anglicanism) the governing body, under Parliament, of the Church of England, made up of the bishops and elected clerical and lay representatives
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Alison is the second woman to be appointed to the office of bishop since the General Synod of the Church of England voted in favour of female bishops last November.
The General Synod of the Church of England was to meet in York July 11-14 and advanced news accounts said that discussion leading up to a vote about ordaining women as bishops would take up much of the synod's time.
The General Synod of the Church of England votes to allow women to |become bishops for first time in its history, after years of debate
ii, the General Synod of the Church of England voted to fast-track the legislative process enabling women to become bishops.
But more importantly, he was for many years (until 2000) a lay member of the General Synod of the Church of England.
Dr Rowan Williams, the outgoing Archbishop of Canterbury, during the meeting of the General Synod of the Church of England
THE DEAN of Liverpool spoke of his "frustration" after the shock vote by the general synod of the Church of England to reject women bishops.
A similar motion by the General Synod of the Church of England had been lost by a bare majority of votes.
He is a trustee of the Church Missionary Society and a member of the General Synod of the Church of England.
The General Synod of the Church of England took a morally courageous decision 3 years ago to disinvest from companies that profited from supplying goods and services in the Palestinian occupied territories," she said.
The overwhelming support that the Archbishop has received from the General Synod of the Church of England very clearly sends the message that we are still a society in which resolution to prevailing issues is sought through reason and dialogue.
Dr John Sentamu addressing the General Synod of the Church of England

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