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The following Bills were lodged with the Honorary Secretaries of the General Synod before Thursday 29th March 2018.

A Bill is a proposal for legislation which, if passed, will become a Statute, binding on all members of the Church of Ireland. The procedure is designed to ensure that the proposed legislation is considered carefully, both in principle and in detail, and that there is a day’s interval for reflection before final approval is given. More information is available in the bills pamphlet.

Please click here to download the entire bills pamphlet & explanatory memoranda as a PDF.
Individual bills may be downloaded by clicking the relevant links below.

Please click here to view amendments to the Bills Pamphlet 2018.


BILL NO. 1 – To include An Order for Morning and Evening Prayer for Use on Sundays in The Book of Common Prayer
VERY REV NIGEL DUNNE
THE BISHOP OF DOWN AND DROMORE
(at the request of the General Synod)

BILL NO. 2 – To provide for the authorisation of use of Collects of the Word as part of An Order for Morning and Evening Prayer for Use on Sundays
VERY REV NIGEL DUNNE
VERY REV GERALD FIELD
(at the request of the General Synod)

BILL NO. 3 – To amend Chapter XVI of the Constitution of the Church of Ireland
REV CANON GILLIAN WHARTON
MR GEOFFREY PERRIN
(At the request of the Representative Church Body and the Standing Committee)

BILL NO. 4 – To repeal and replace Statute Chapter III of 2006
REV CANON GILLIAN WHARTON
MR GEOFFREY PERRIN
(At the request of the Representative Church Body and the Standing Committee)

BILL NO. 5
– To amend Chapter VII of the Constitution and the Statute Chapter X of 1972 and to make future provision for the regulation and management of the Cathedral Church of St Fin Barre, Cork
VERY REV NIGEL DUNNE
MR KEITH ROBERTS

BILL NO. 6 – To suspend temporarily the operation of provisions in Chapter VI of the Constitution in respect of constituting, convening and holding an electoral college in the case of a vacancy in the see of Tuam, Killala and Achonry or Limerick, Ardfert, Aghadoe, Killaloe, Kilfenora, Clonfert, Kilmacduagh and Emly
MR JOC SANDERS
PROF PAUL JOHNSTON

BILL NO. 7 – To amend Chapter I of the Constitution
MR ANDREW BRANNIGAN
REV CANON ALISON CALVIN


The Constitution of the Church of Ireland is available to view on www.ireland.anglican.org/constitution.