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Following the disestablishment of the Church of Ireland by the Irish Church Act of 1869 a General Convention, assembled to devise new administrative structures for the Church, agreed that a General Synod, as the supreme leglislative assembly should be established. 
You may access Journal of The General Convention of the Church of Ireland 1870 on www.ireland.anglican.org/journal.

The proceedings of the General Synod and the reports of its committees and commissions are published annually in the Journal of the General Synod of the Church of Ireland. The Journal is supplied to the British and Irish copyright libraries and is available for consultation in the RCB Library. Researchers intending to use General Synod records should consult the Journal in the first instance.

The Library holds the records of the:

  • General Convention
  • General Synod
  • Standing Committee of the General Synod
  • Committees and Commissions of the General Synod
  • House of Bishops

General Synod records are subject to a 40 year access rule.

The General Synod in session in the Synod Hall, Dublin, c.1950s
The General Synod in session in the Synod Hall, Dublin, c.1950s


The General Synod in session in the Synod Hall, Dublin, c.1950s

Below are links to some more recent Journals of the Church of Ireland General Synod as PDFs.

 

  • Journal of General Synod 2016

    Last Updated: 29/03/2017

    Held in Dún Laoghaire

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  • Journal of General Synod 2015

    Last Updated: 27/04/2015

    Held in Armagh

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  • Journal of General Synod 2014

    Last Updated: 27/04/2014

    Held in Dublin

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  • Journal of General Synod 2013

    Last Updated: 27/04/2013

    Held in Armagh

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  • Journal of General Synod 2012

    Last Updated: 27/04/2012

    Held in Dublin

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  • Journal of General Synod 2011

    Last Updated: 27/04/2011

    Held in Armagh

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  • Journal of Special Synod 2011

    Last Updated: 27/04/2011

    Held in Dublin.

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  • Journal of General Synod 2010

    Last Updated: 27/04/2010

    Held in Dublin

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  • Journal of General Synod 2009

    Last Updated: 27/04/2009

    Held in Armagh

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  • Journal of General Synod 2008

    Last Updated: 27/04/2008

    Held in Galway

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