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Synod 2019

Day 1

Day 1

Thursday 16th MayProvisional Timetable (subject to alteration)


12 noon – 1 pm

President takes the chair
Reading from Holy Scripture and Prayer
List of members of the General Synod to be laid on the table
Nomination of an Assessor by the President
President’s Address
Welcome of official Guests
Motion No. 1 (Timetable)

1 pm – Formal business and communications

2 pm – 4 pm

Answers to requests for information (if any) (SO 51)
Report of the Bills Committee
Bills No. 1 to 3, incl. special bills

4 pm–4.15 pm – Coffee/tea break

4.15 pm–5.15 pm – Bills No. 1 to 3, incl. special bills

5.15 pm–6.30 pm

Report of the Church of Ireland Youth Department (35 mins)
Report of the Council for Mission (35 mins)
Motion No. 2 – Persecuted Christians
Motion No. 3 – Arusha Call to Discipleship
Motion No. 4 – Discipleship


If business listed for any period is completed before the hour appointed, reports listed for Saturday afternoon will be taken in reverse order, commencing with Commission on Ministry. References in this motion to a “report” shall include any motions accompanying such report on the agenda paper.