Synod related articles

  1. The Archbishop of York's Presidential address to the July 2021 session of General Synod. 

  2. The Archbishop of Canterbury has paid tribute to the Archbishop of York in General Synod earlier today at what would have been his final Synod.



  3. The Archbishop today addressed General Synod on the Vision and Strategy for the Church of England in the 2020s.

  4. The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have delivered a joint presidential address to the General Synod of the Church of England.

  5. The Bishop of Leeds, Nick Baines, has told General Synod that “human dignity and flourishing is diminished” when religious believers and atheists are persecuted.

  6. For the first time, under historic plans outlined today, same-sex couples will be able to come to church to give thanks for their civil marriage or civil partnership and receive God’s blessing.

  7. The Church Commissioners and the Church of England Pensions Board have announced that they will independently disinvest from fossil fuels.

  8. The Archbishop of York, Stephen Cottrell, has called the Church of England to “learn afresh how to share the gospel in the world” as church and society face “turbulent times” in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

  9. The Church of England launches energy rating system similar to those used for household appliances for church buildings as General Synod considers a major new proposal to reach ‘net zero’ CO2 emissions. 

  10. The Church of England has clarified the scope and definition of net-zero following General Synod’s pledge to achieve net-zero by 2030.