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  1. A girl looks at a mobile phone sitting down

    General Synod calls for stronger age verification for pornography websites

    11/07/2022

    General Synod has called on the Government to introduce legislation requiring pornographic sites to use age verification systems.

    4 min read
  2. Tim Goode - a Synod member who moved the motion - is seen speaking at York

    Synod backs motion affirming disabled people in the life and ministry of the Church

    11/07/2022

    The Church of England’s General Synod has committed to working towards the removal of barriers preventing disabled people from engaging with the Church. 

    3 min read
  3. Some people looking at a computer screen

    New resource to help churches become more ‘fruitful in evangelism’

    11/07/2022

    The Church of England is launching an online resource

    3 min read
  4. NickBaines

    Synod hears of suffering of Ukrainian citizens as it votes to condemn Russian invasion

    11/07/2022

    Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine was condemned today by the General Synod in a debate where members heard of the suffering and terror experienced by ordinary Ukrainians as a result of the conflict.

    4 min read
  5. Eyre

    More funding needed for palliative care, General Synod hears, in debate on Assisted Suicide

    11/07/2022

    The General Synod has called on the Government to allocate more money for palliative care as members voted to reaffirm the Church of England’s opposition to a change in the law on Assisted Suicide.

    2 min read
  6. Sir Robert Chote (Chair) at Synod

    Synod debates review of Strategic Development and Lowest Income Communities Funding

    09/07/2022

    The General Synod has voted to take note of a report examining the performance of Strategic Development and Lowest Income Communities funding and making recommendations for the future, following a debate and presentation.

    2 min read
  7. Jasvinder Sanghera speaks at Synod in York

    General Synod safeguarding session

    09/07/2022

    Summary of presentation on safeguarding independence and synod debate on safeguarding

    2 min read
  8. Archbishop of York at General Synod

    General Synod welcomes £3.6bn investment in mission and ministry

    09/07/2022

    The Church of England’s General Synod today welcomed the Church Commissioners’ and Archbishops’ Council’s long term spending plans.  

    2 min read
  9. Bishop Graham Usher is shown standing on the stage before Synod in York voted for the net zero carbon Routemap

    Synod endorses plan to reach net zero carbon by 2030

    08/07/2022

    The Church of England’s General Synod has endorsed detailed plans designed to help the Church to reach net zero carbon by 2030. 

    3 min read
  10. The York Synod Chamber

    General Synod Presidential Address by the Archbishop of York

    08/07/2022

    The Archbishop's Presidential address at the opening of July 2022 General Synod 

    9 min read