The meeting of General Synod has concluded in Wexford after two days of business on Saturday 13th May. The meeting will conclude with an online session on Tuesday evening (May 16) and Thursday if necessary. Archbishop John McDowell thanked all who had made Synod possible and looked forward to seeing members online.
The Standing Committee, Council for Mission, Covenant Council, Church of Ireland Youth Department and the Liturgical Advisory Committee presented their reports. Hilda Connolly, CCR Youth Officer seconded the Youth Department’s report, and the Very Rev. Nigel Dunne seconded the LAC report.
Several motions presented at General Synod were passed. An overview over all motions can be found here.
During lunch time, members of General Synod were inspired by a dramatic and musical presentation on improving our care for Creation, performed by the Lighten Our Darkness by Numbers youth group from Mullingar Union of Parishes.