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Reports for consideration at General Synod 2013 will be available from this page. 

These reports will be in draft form, as presented to General Synod. A full version of Reports accepted by General Synod is published in June.

Click here to view the Book of Reports in a standalone viewer.

Download the entire Book of Reports as a PDF, click here – 11Mb

Download specific sections of the report:–

Representative Church Body Report *
Representative Church Body – Financial Statements
Representative Church Body – Appendices
Standing Committee – Report

    Appendices to Standing Committee Report – contains the following sections:

A – Resolutions to be proposed to the General Synod
B – Abortion Presentation
C – Bishops Appeal Report
D – BSTIA Synod Report
E – Census
F – Central Communications Board Report
G – Childrens Ministry Network Report
H – Complaints Committee Income and Expenditure Accounts
I – Report of the EU Single Farm Payment Working Group
J – The Hard Gospel Implementation Group Final Report
K – Historical Commemorations Working Group
L – Historiographers Report
M – Parish Development Working Group Report
N – Priorities Fund Accounts
O – Working Group on Disability Report
P – Standing Committee Income & Expenditure and General Purpose Fund Accounts

Board of Education – Report
Church of Ireland Youth Department – Report
The Covenant Council – Report
Commission for Christian Unity and Dialogue – Report
Liturgical Advisory Committee – Report
Church of Ireland Council for Mission – Report
Commission on Ministry – Report
Church of Ireland Marriage Council  – Report
Commission on Episcopal Ministry and Structures – Report

* The reports of the Church of Ireland Clergy Pensions Trustee Limited (page 117) and the Church of Ireland Clergy Pensions Board (page 146) are incorporated into the Report of the Representative Church Body.

If you require the Book of Reports in any other format, please contact the General Synod Office. Tel: 01 497 8422 Email: synod@rcbdub.org

Links to online resources referred to in the Book of Reports:

Standing Committee Report:
Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children Discussion on Abortion (involving representatives of faith groups and Atheist Ireland):
Click here.

Response of the Church of Ireland to the Department of Justice and Equality Consultation on Charities Legislation in the Republic of Ireland:
Click here.

Statistics on Gender and Participation in Central Church and Diocesan Committees (Hard Gospel Implementation Group):
Click here.

Irish Charities Tax Reform Group – Guiding Principles for Fundraising

Finding our Delight in the Lord – Episcopal Church of the United States and the Moravian Church:
Click here (PDF)

Commission on Episcopal Ministry and Structures
Previous Reports (PDFs)
Commission on Episcopal Needs – 1974
Commission on Episcopal Needs – 1995
Commission on Episcopal Needs – 1996
Commission on Episcopal Needs – 1997
Commission on Episcopal Needs – 1998
Commission on Episcopal Needs – 1999

Church of Ireland

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