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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 the 10 most recent Journals of the Church of Ireland General Synod as PDFs.  Or click here to view more Journals on the Document Library.

  • Journal of General Synod 2007

    Last Updated: 27/04/2007

    Held in Kilkenny

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  • Journal of General Synod 2006

    Last Updated: 27/04/2006

    Held in Armagh

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  • Journal of General Synod 2005

    Last Updated: 27/04/2005

    Held in Dublin

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  • Journal of General Synod 2003

    Last Updated: 27/04/2003

    Held in Dublin

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  • Journal of General Synod 2002

    Last Updated: 27/04/2002

    Held in Dublin

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  • Journal of General Synod 2001

    Last Updated: 27/04/2001

    Held in Dublin

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  • Journal of General Synod 2000

    Last Updated: 26/04/2000

    Held in Belfast

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  • Journal of General Synod 1999

    Last Updated: 26/04/1999

    Held in Dublin

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  • Journal of General Synod 1998

    Last Updated: 01/10/1998

    Held in Dublin

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  • Journal of the General Convention of the Church of Ireland, 1870

    Last Updated: 21/04/1870

    A scan of the Journal of the General Convention of the Church of Ireland, 1870. This document is 32MB in size.

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