Locating General Synod papers
If you don't know the exact group of sessions, or the GS number
of the paper, you can always consult the General Synod Index. This
has traditionally been issued once a quinquennium, and provides a
more detailed research tool that allows for a thematic search. The
Synod Index will help you identify the document you are looking
for. Eight Synod indexes are available online for you to consult; a
guide showing how to use them is being prepared and will be
Once you know the GS number of the paper you can consult our
lists of links to Synod papers, presented in GS number order.
Almost all papers in the last quinquennium (2005-2010) and some of
those from the preceeding one (2000-2005) are available online in
If the paper you seek was issued before 2000, you will need to
apply to the British Library or Lambeth Palace Library. The Synod
Office is unable to respond to requests for copies of backdated GS
Papers. Some more recent titles published under the CHP imprint may
be available for purchase from Church House Bookshop.
Synod Index 2005-2010
Synod Index 2000-2005
Synod Index 1995-2000
Synod Index 1990-1995
Alternatively you can consult our lists of Synod papers,
presented in GS number order.