Meeting of House of Bishops 15-17 May 2023


The House of Bishops met between May 15 and 17 in York.

On Monday May 15 Lord Boateng, Chair of the Archbishops’ Commission on Racial Justice, led a discussion. The House noted the second report of the Archbishops’ Commission on Racial Justice and endorsed the work of the Racial Justice Unit (RJU).

The House then received an update on ongoing work to develop a National Redress Scheme for victims and survivors of abuse.

Bishops considered proposals in development by the National Church Governance Project Board and agreed that they should be presented to Synod.

The House received an update on the review of the Mission and Pastoral Measure 2011, which is due to be presented to the General Synod in July 2023.

On Tuesday and Wednesday the House reviewed the work so far of the Living in Love and Faith implementation groups and agreed that the work should be further developed ahead of an update to General Synod in July.

The Bishop of Durham, Paul Butler, co-chair of the Archbishops' Commission on Families and Households, updated the House on the findings set out in its recent report Love Matters.

The meeting ended in prayer.