General Synod February Group of Sessions 2017: Thursday
FAREWELL TO THE BISHOP OF LONDON
The Archbishop of Canterbury gave an address to thank the Bishop of London for his ministry to the Church on his retirement.
ADDRESS FROM THE MOST REVD DR JOSIAH ATKINS IDOWU-FEARON, THE SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE ANGLICAN COMMUNION
Dr Josiah Atkins Idowu-Fearon gave a presentation to Synod in his capacity as Secretary General of thw Anglican Communion.
SETTING GOD'S PEOPLE FREE: REPORT FROM THE ARCHBISHOPS' COUNCIL ( GS 2056)
Canon Mark Russell moved the motion below welcoming the Setting God's People Free report from the Archbishops' Council. Synod approved the motion.
That this Synod: (a) welcome the report from the Archbishops' Council, Setting God's People Free (GS 2056); and (b) call on the Archbishops' Council to develop the implementation plan referred to in section 5 of the report and to work closely with the House of Bishops and the dioceses in taking it forward.
Gavin Oldham moved a motion regarding national administration in the Church of England. Synod approved the motion as amended by Mary Chapman.
These brief summaries are offered primarily for reference while the General Synod is in session. The formal record of the Synod's business at each sitting during the February 2017 group of sessions can be found in the 'Business Done' section (available online once published after the Synod concludes its business), which offers a fuller picture of the Synod's business.
Audio from today's business is available here: https://soundcloud.com/the-church-of-england/sets/general-synod-february-2017