Home

Church of Ireland Home

General Synod Records

General Synod Records

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.

 

  • Statutes passed in 2017

    Last Updated: 22/05/2017

    Statutes of the Church of Ireland as passed in the Session of the General Synod, 2017, held in Limerick

    Read more
  • Communication on Ordained Local Ministry

    Last Updated: 06/05/2017

    Communication by the House of Bishops to General Synod

    Read more
  • Communication on the Church of Ireland Theological Institute

    Last Updated: 06/05/2017

    Communication by the House of Bishops to General Synod

    Read more
  • Motions 2017

    Last Updated: 01/05/2017

    The attached Motions were lodged with the Honorary Secretaries of the General Synod 2017, held in Limerick

    Read more
  • Book of Reports 2017

    Last Updated: 01/05/2017

    Reports for consideration at General Synod 2017. Held in Limerick

    Read more
  • Bills Pamphlet 2017

    Last Updated: 01/05/2017

    The attached Bills were lodged with the Honorary Secretaries of the General Synod 2017, held in Limerick

    Read more
  • Journal of General Synod 2016

    Last Updated: 29/03/2017

    Held in Dún Laoghaire

    Read more
  • Bills Pamphlet 2016

    Last Updated: 27/04/2016

    The attached Bills were lodged with the Honorary Secretaries of the General Synod 2016, held in Dún Laoghaire.

    Read more
  • Book of Reports 2016

    Last Updated: 27/04/2016

    Reports for consideration at General Synod 2016. Held in Dún Laoghaire.

    Read more
  • Environmental Charter

    Last Updated: 21/05/2015

    Read more