Fringe Meetings and Displays at General Synod
What is a Fringe Meeting?
Fringe meetings happen during each group of sessions but meet
outside of the main sitting times of the Synod. These meetings vary
in their structure, from presentations and round table discussions,
to informal social gatherings.
These are events which would be of interest to Synod members.
Catering and audio visual equipment is available for these meetings
Both external organisations and internal Synod groups are able
to arrange fringe meetings. However it is not possible to hold a
fringe meeting without a Synod member or NCI staff member acting as
a sponsor for the event.
What is a Display?
At each group of sessions there are a number of spaces available
for organisations both within and outside the Church of England to
display material they feel may be of interest to General Synod
There are often an overwhelming number of organisations wishing
to display at each Synod and in order to assist with prioritising
who can display, the Business Committee of the General Synod have
outlined the following categories:
(a) General Synod and other National Church Institutions or
their subsidiary bodies;
(b) Recognised home or overseas mission agencies;
(c) Other bodies on which the Synod or the Church of England was
(d) Other bodies
The Committee decided that within category (d) preference should
in future be given to
1. displays relevant to items on the Synod's Agenda;
2. displays that could not be accommodated at the previous group
3. bodies that have not exhibited before;
4. bodies that have not exhibited during the three previous
groups of sessions;
in that order.
Notice: The revised Fringe and Display policy is now in
place as of April 2016, please click
here to open the new policy
If you have any further enquires, please contact the fringe
meeting and display team at email@example.com