Online General Synod Papers

See official lists here.

updated August 2011

Reports of Proceedings

November 2000
July 2001
November 2001
July 2002
November 2002
February 2003
July 2003
February 2004
July 2004
February 2005
July 2005
November 2005
February 2006
July 2006
Questions - November 2006 - with answers
February 2007
Questions - November 2007 - with answers
July 2007
Questions - November 2008 - with answers
February 2008
July 2008
February 2009
July 2009
February 2010
July 2010
November 2010
February 2011
July 2011

Transcripts of Proceedings

These are consolidated into the Reports of Proceedings

Agendas etc

November 2005

February 2006

July 2006

February 2007

July 2007

February 2008

July 2008

February 2009

July 2009

February 2010

July 2010

November 2010

February 2011

July 2011

GS Series

GS 1348B Amending Canon No 24

GS 1405 Working with the Spirit: Choosing Diocesan Bishops

GS 1484B Draft Amending Canon No 26
GS 1485B The Church Representation Rules (Amendment) Resolution 200-
GS 1486B Draft Clergy Representation Rules (Amendment) Resolution 200-
GS 1487B Draft Religious Communities (Lay Representatives) Rules (Amendment) Resolution 200-
GS 1484-7Z Report of the Steering Committee of Members in Charge

GS 1495 Ethical Investment Advisory Group 2002/03 Annual Report
GS 1496 Formation for ministry within a learning church (The Hind Report)

GS 1505Z Draft Stipends (Cessation of Special Payments) Measure: Report of the Steering Committee in Respect of Final Drafting

GS 1517 Strategic Financial Review

GS 1520A (Contents) Weekday Lectionary Table 1 Table 2 Table 3 Table 4 Table 5 Table 6 Amendments
GS 1520B Weekday Lectionary
GS 1520Y Weekday Lectionary and Amendments: Report of the Revision Committee
GS 1523 Mission-Shaped Church
GS 1524Y Draft Pastoral (Amendment) Measure: Revision Committee Report
GS 1524Z Draft Pastoral (Amendment) Measure: Report by the Steering Committee
GS 1527 Review of Clergy Terms of Service: First Report Summary
GS 1528 A Measure for Measures: In Mission and Ministry: Report of the Review of the Dioceses, Pastoral and related Measures (also here)
GS 1529 Future Use of the Church Commissioners' Funds Annex A Annex B Annex C

GS 1535B Ordination Services Deacons  Priests  Bishops
GS 1535C Ordination Services - Final Approval
GS 1535Z Second Report by the Revision Committee and Annex
GS 1535Y Common Worship Ordination Services Report by the Revision Committee Annex Deacons Priests Bishops
GS 1536 Rethinking Sentencing
GS 1537 The Legal Officers (Annual Fees) Order 2004
GS 1538 The Ecclesiastical Judges, Legal Officers and Others (Fees) Order 2004

GS 1540 Report by the Business Committee (July 2004)
GS 1541 Alternative Sources of Funding for Ordinands in Training
GS 1541A Alternative Sources of Funding
GS 1542 Making the Synod's Procedures More Effective
GS 1543 Marriage Law Review
GS 1544 Enabling a World of Difference
GS 1545 Financial Business - Budget for 2005
GS 1546 Common Worship: Initiation Services
GS 1547 Trade Justice: A Christian Response to Global Poverty
GS 1548 The Church of England and Europe
GS 1549 Times and Seasons
    Contents Advent Christmas Epiphany Lent Passiontide Easter Vigil
    Eastertide Trinity to All Saints All Saints to Advent Agricultural Year
    Common Worship: Festivals

GS 1550 Archbishops' Council's Annual Report
GS 1551 Appointments of Chairs
GS 1553X Draft Parochial Fees Order 2004: Memorandum by the Archbishops' Council
GS 1554 Clergy Discipline (Doctrine)
GS 1555B Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure
GS 1555X Draft Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure: Explanatory Memorandum
GS 1555Y Draft Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure: Report by the Revision Committee
GS 1555Z Report by the Steering Committee
GS 1557 Women Bishops in the Church of England? ["Rochester Report"]
GS 1558 Sharing God's Planet 

GS 1560 Report by the Business Committee 
GS 1561 General Synod Elections 2005
GS 1562 Legal Officers (Annual Fees) Order 2005
GS 1562X Legal Officers (Annual Fees) Order 2005: Explanatory Memorandum
GS 1564 Review of Clergy Terms of Service: Second Report (also here) Summary
GS 1565 Appointment to the Archbishops' Council
GS 1566 Review of Constitutions
GS 1567 Higher Education and the Church's Mission
GS 1568 Women in the Episcopate
GS 1569 Review of the Sources of Funding for CME1-4

GS 1570 The Windsor Report: Report by the House of Bishops
GS 1572 Report by the Business Committee (July 2005)
GS 1574 Formation For Ministry within a Learning Church: Reviewing Progress
GS 1575 Assisted Suicide and Voluntary Euthanasia
GS 1576 Children and Holy Communion: A Review Annex 1 and Annex 2
GS 1577 Presence and Engagement
GS 1578 Thirty-ninth Report by the Standing Orders Committee
GS 1579 The Church Urban Fund: A New Future

GS 1580 Strategic Spending Review
GS 1580A Accountability and Transparency
GS 1580B Resourcing Mission Annex A  Annex B  Annex C  Annex D  Annex E
    Resourcing Mission Group Report (in final form) Annex A  Annex B  Annex C  Annex D
GS 1581 The Archbishops' Council's Budget for 2006
GS 1582 Archbishops' Council's Annual Report 2004 html version
GS 1583 Annual Report of the Audit Committee
GS 1585 Clergy Discipline Code of Practice
GS 1586 Clergy Discipline Rules
GS 1585&6X Explanatory Memorandum
GS 1588 Legal Officers (Annual Fees) Order 2005
GS 1589 Ecclesiastical Judges (Fees) Order 2005
GS 1588&9X Explanatory Memorandum

GS 1590 Parochial Fees Order 2005
GS 1590X Explanatory Memorandum
GS 1591 Agenda November 2005
GS 1592 November 2005 Group Of Sessions Report By The Business Committee
GS 1593 Review of Clergy Terms of Service: Property Issues and Progress Report
GS 1594 Payments to the Churches Conservation Trust Order 2005
GS 1594X Report and Explanatory Memorandum
GS 1595 Facing the Challenge of Terrorism
GS 1596 Admission of Baptised Children to Holy Communion Regulations
    [Definitive version of the regulations: Admission of Baptised Children to Holy Communion Regulations 2006]
GS 1596A Admission of Baptised Children to Holy Communion Regulations
GS 1596X Report and Explanatory Memorandum
GS 1596Y Report by the House of Bishops (included in GS 1596A)
GS 1597 Draft Dioceses, Pastoral and Mission Measure
GS 1597A Draft Dioceses, Pastoral and Mission Measure Part I Part II Part III Part IV
GS 1597B Draft Dioceses, Pastoral and Mission Measure Part I Part II Part III Part IV
GS 1597VA Mission Initiatives and Bishops ’ Mission Orders – Draft Code of Practice under Part V of the Measure
GS 1597X Explanatory memorandum
GS 1598 Draft Amending Canon No 27
GS 1598A Draft Amending Canon No 27
GS 1598B Draft Amending Canon No 27
GS 1598D Amending Canon No 27
GS 1599 Draft Vacancy in See Committees (Amendment) Regulation
GS 1599A Draft Vacancy in See Committees (Amendment) Regulation
GS 1599B Draft Vacancy in See Committees (Amendment) Regulation 200-
GS 1599C Vacancy in See Committees Regulation 1993
GS 1597-9X Report and Explanatory Memorandum
GS 1597-9Y Report by the Revision Committee
GS 1597-9Z Report by the Steering Committee

GS 1600 Clergy Discipline Appeals Rules
GS 1600X Explanatory Memorandum
GS 1601 Mutual Expectations: The Church Of England And Church Colleges/Universities Report By The Board Of Education
GS 1602 Agenda February 2006
GS 1603 February 2006 Group of Sessions Report by the Business Committee
GS 1604 Ethical Investment: Report By The Ethical Investment Advisory Group
GS 1605 House Of Bishops ’ Women Bishops Group: Report To The General Synod From A Working Group Chaired By The Bishop Of Guildford.
GS 1605A Note by the Presidents
GS 1606 Seeds In Holy Ground: A Future For The Rural Church?
GS 1607 Into The New Quinquennium
GS 1609 Hospital And Health Care Chaplaincy

GS 1610 The Church’s Built Heritage Annex 1 Annex 3
GS 1610A Background Note by Roy Thompson
GS 1610B Background note from the Lincoln Diocesan Synod
GS 1611 Faithful Cities: The Report of the Commission on Urban Life and Faith
GS 1612 Agenda July 2006
GS 1613 July 2006 Group of Sessions Report by the Business Committee
GS 1615 Archbishops ’ Council Annual Report
GS 1616 Draft Church of England Marriage Measure
GS 1616A Draft Church of England Marriage Measure
GS 1616B Draft Church of England Marriage Measure
GS 1616X Explanatory Memorandum
GS 1616Y Report by the Revision Committee
GS 1616YY Report of the Revision Committee
GS 1616Z Report by the Steering Committee
GS 1617 Legal Officers (Annual Fees) Order 2006
GS 1618 Ecclesiastical Judges, Legal Officers and Others (Fees) Order 2006
GS 1617 &18X Explanatory Memorandum
GS 1619 Parochial Fees Order 2006
GS 1619X Explanatory Memorandum


GS 1620 Church of England (Legal Aid) (Amendment) Rules 2006
GS 1620X Explanatory Memorandum
GS 1621 40th Report of the Standing Orders Committee
GS 1622 The Draft Clergy Discipline (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Order 2006
GS 1622X Explanatory Memorandum
GS 1623 Annual Report of the Archbishops ’ Council Audit Committee
GS 1624 Church Accounting Regulations
GS 1624X Explanatory Memorandum
GS 1625 Scheme amending the Diocese in Europe Constitution 1995
GS 1625X Explanatory Memorandum
GS 1626 Care of Cathedrals Rules 2006
GS 1626X Explanatory Memorandum
GS 1627 Church of England Funded Pensions Scheme (Amendment) Rules 2006
GS 1627X Explanatory Memorandum
GS 1628 Pushing Further: Report by the Board of Education
GS 1629 Ninth Assembly of the World Council of Churches

GS 1630 Women in the Episcopate: note by the Presidents
GS 1631 Clergy Terms of Service
GS 1632 The Archbishops ’ Council’s Draft Budget for 2007
GS 1633 Appointed Members of the Archbishops Council
GS 1634 Agenda for the February 2007 Synod
GS 1635 February 2007 Group of Sessions Report by the Business Committee
GS 1636 Electronic Voting: Report by the Business Committee
GS 1637 Draft Ecclesiastical Offices (Terms of Service) Measure
GS 1637A Draft Ecclesiastical Offices (Terms of Service) Measure
GS 1637B Draft Ecclesiastical Offices (Terms of Service) Measure
GS 1637Z report by the Steering Committee
GS 1638 Draft Ecclesiastical Offices (Terms of Service) Regulations
GS 1638A Draft Ecclesiastical Offices (Terms of Service) Regulations
GS 1639 Draft Amending Canon No 29
GS 1639A Draft Amending Canon No 29
GS 1637-9X Report and Explanantory Memorandum
GS 1637-9Y Report by the Revision Committee
GS 1639B Draft Amending Canon No 29
GS 1639C Petition to the Crown
GS 1639Z Report of the Steering Committee

GS 1640 Resolution under Paragraph 17 of the Schedule to the Church Funds Investment Measure 1958 confirming the appointment of a successor body corporate to act in place of the Central Board of Finance of the Church of England
GS 1641 The Draft National Institutions of the Church of England (Transfer of Functions) Order 2007
GS 1641X Explanatory Memorandum
GS 1642 Draft Amending Canon No 28
GS 1642A Draft Amending Canon No 28
GS 1642B Draft Amending Canon No. 28
GS 1642C Petition for Her Majesty ’s Royal Assent and Licence
GS 1642D Draft Amending Canon No 28
GS 1642X Explanatory Memorandum
GS 1642Y Report by the Revision Committee
GS 1642Z Report by the House of Bishops
GS 1643 Parsonages Measure (Amendment) Rules 2007
GS 1643X Explanatory Memorandum
GS 1644 The Future of Trident: Report from the Mission and Public Affairs Council
GS 1645 The Future of Clergy Pensions: Report from the Archbishops ’ Council
GS 1646 Achieving the First Two Hundred Years: Report by the Board of Education (including the Dearing Report: Five Years On)
GS 1647 Taking Responsibility for Crime: Report from the Mission and Public Affairs Council
GS 1648 Fresh Expressions

GS 1650 Talent and Calling: Report of the Senior Church Appointments Review Group
GS 1650A Church Appointments
GS 1651 Transforming Worship: Report of the Liturgical Commission
GS 1653 Legal Officers (Annual Fees) Order 2007
GS 1654 Ecclesiastical Judges, Legal Officers and others (Fees) Orders 2007
GS 1653 and 4X Explanatory Memorandum
GS 1655 Present and Participating: A place at the table
GS 1656 Agenda for the July 2007 Group of Sessions
GS 1657 July 2007 Group of Sessions Report by the Business Committee
GS 1658 Appointments to the Archbishops ’ Council and the Church of England Pensions Board
GS 1659 Parochial Fees Order 2007
GS 1659X Explanatory Memorandum

GS 1660 Clergy Pensions (Saturday)
GS 1661 The Anglican Covenant Proposal Annex 4 Annex 5
GS 1662 Anglican-Methodist Covenant
GS 1663 Disability Issues for Ministry in the Church of England
GS 1664 Forty-First Report of the Standing Orders Committee
GS 1665 The Archbishops ’ Council’s Draft Budget for 2008
GS 1666 Sunderland Minster Representation Scheme
GS 1667 Church of England Funded Pensions Scheme (General) (Amendment) Rules 2007
GS 1667, 1670 & 1671 X Explanatory Memorandum
GS 1668 Archbishops ’ Council Report
GS 1669 Annual Report of the Archbishops ’ Council’s Audit Committee

GS 1670 Church of England Funded Pensions Scheme (Accrual Rates) (Amendment) Rules 2007
GS 1671 Church of England Funded Pensions Scheme (Guaranteed Increases) (Amendment) Rules 2007
GS 1672 Draft Ecclesiastical Fees (Amendment) Measure
GS 1672X Explanatory Memorandum
GS 1673 Growing Together in Unity and Mission
GS 1674 Mary Grace and Hope in Christ
GS 1675 Agenda for the February 2008 Group of Sessions
GS 1676 February 2008 Group of Sessions Report by the Business Committee
GS 1677 Forty-Second Report of the Standing Orders Committee
GS 1678 Mental Health Issues
GS 1679 Anglican Communion Covenant Annex 1 and Annex 2

GS 1680 Crown Appointments Annex
GS 1681 Detention without Charge
GS 1682 Draft Church of England Pensions (Amendment) Measure
GS 1682A Draft Church of England Pensions (Amendment) Measure
GS 1682X Explanatory Memorandum
GS 1683 Draft Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure
GS 1683A Draft Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure
GS 1683B Draft Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure
GS 1683X Explanatory Memorandum
GS 1683Y Report by the Revision Committee
GS 1683Z Report by the Steering Committee
GS 1684 Code of Practice under Part V of the Dioceses, Pastoral and Mission Measure 2007
GS 1685 Women Bishops: Report Of The Women Bishops Legislative Drafting Group and revised Annex G
GS 1685A Report From The House Of Bishops
GS 1685B Note from the Secretary General
GS 1686 Appointment Of Chair Of The Church Of England Pensions Board
GS 1687 Agenda: July Group of Sessions 2008
GS 1688 Report by the Business Committee
GS 1689 Reader Ministry: Report From The Ministry Division Of The Archbishops ’ Council

GS 1690 Annual Report Of The Audit Committee
GS 1691 Anglican/Methodist Covenant
GS 1692 Draft Vacancies in Suffragan Sees and Other Ecclesiastical Offices Measure
GS 1692A Draft Vacancies in Suffragan Sees and Other Ecclesiastical Offices Measure
GS 1692B Draft Vacancies in Suffragan Sees and Other Ecclesiastical Offices Measure
GS 1692X Explanatory Memorandum
GS 1692-3Y Report by the Revision Committee
GS 1692-3Z report by the Steering Committee
GS 1693 Draft Crown Benefices (Parish Representatives) Measure
GS 1693A Draft Crown Benefices (Parish Representatives) Measure
GS 1693B Draft Crown Benefices (Parish Representatives) Measure
GS 1693X Explanatory Memorandum
GS 1694 Vacancy in See Committees (Amendment) Regulation 2008
GS 1694X Explanatory Memorandum
GS 1695 Payments to the Churches Conservation Trust Order 2008
GS 1695X Explanatory Memorandum
GS 1696 Legal Officers (Annual Fees) Order 2008
GS 1697 Ecclesiastical Judges, Legal Officers and Others (Fees) Order 2008
GS 1696-7X Explanatory Memorandum
GS 1698 Parochial Fees Order 2008
GS 1698X Explanatory Memorandum
GS 1699 Forty-Third Report Of The Standing Orders Committee
GS 1699 (revised) Revised Forty-Third Report of the Standing Orders Committee

GS 1700 Archbishops’ Council’s Draft Budget For 2009
GS 1701 Annual Report Of The Archbishops ’ Council
GS 1703 Supplementary Report From The Deployment, Remuneration And Conditions Of Service Committee to GS Misc 877 Parochial Fees: Four Funerals and a Wedding
GS 1704 Appointment Of Archbishops ’ Council’s Auditors
GS 1705 Climate Change And Human Security: Challenging An Environment Of Injustice: A Report By The Mission And Public Affairs Council
GS 1706 The Church Of The Triune God: The Cyprus Agreed Statement Of The International Commission For Anglican-Orthodox Theological Dialogue Briefing Paper From Faith And Order Advisory Group
GS 1707 Women in the Episcopate - Further Report from the Legislative Drafting Group
GS 1708 Draft Bishops and Priests (Consecration and Ordination of Women) Measure
GS 1709 Draft Amending Canon No. 30
GS 1708-09Y Revision Committee Report Women in the Episcopate
GS 1708A draft Women in the Episcopate Measure
GS 1709A Amending Canon No. 30
GS 1708 AX Explanatory Memorandum
GS 1708-10X Explanatory Memorandum
GS 1708-09Y Revision Committee Report Women in the Episcopate
GS 1708A draft Women in the Episcopate Measure
GS 1709A Amending Canon No. 30
GS 1708 AX Explanatory Memorandum

GS 1710 Illustrative Draft Code of Practice
GS 1711 Agenda for the February 2009 Group of Sessions
GS 1712 Report by the Business Committee
GS 1713 Church as Communion
GS 1714 Review of Constitutions
GS 1715 Ecclesiastical Fees (Amendment) Measure
GS 1715A Draft Ecclesiastical Fees (Amendment) Measure
GS 1715X Explanatory Memorandum
GS 1715Y report from the Revision Committee
GS 1715Y report from the Revision Committee
GS 1715B Ecclesiastical Fees (Amendment) Measure
GS 1715Z Report of the Steering Committee
GS 1716 Anglican Covenant
GS 1717 Church of England Funded Pensions Scheme (Debt Apportionment) (Amendment) Rules 2008
GS 1717X Explanatory Memorandum
GS 1718 Church of England Funded Pensions Scheme (Exclusion of ineligible Persons) (Amendment) Rules 2008
GS 1718X Explanatory Memorandum
GS 1719 Implications of the Financial Crisis and the Recession

GS 1720 Inter Faith: Presence and Engagement
GS 1721 Standing Orders (April 2009 edition)
GS 1723 Christian Stewardship: Report from the National Stewardship Committee
GS 1723A CS Parish Guide
GS 1724 Additional Weekday Lectionary and Amendments to Calendar, Lectionary and Collects
GS 1724A Additional Weekday Lectionary and Amendments to Calendar, Lectionary and Collects
GS 1724A Additional Weekday Lectionary and Amendments to Calendar, Lectionary and Collects
GS 1724Y Report of the Revision Committee
GS 1724Z Additional Weekday Lectionary and Amendments to Calendar, Lectionary and Collects - further report of the Revision Committee
GS 1725 Opening the Doors: Report from the Committee for Ministry of and among Deaf and Disabled people, and the Mission and Public Affairs Division
GS 1726 The Ecclesiastical Offices (Terms of Service) Regulations 2009
GS 1726X Explanatory Memorandum
GS 1727 Draft Care of Cathedrals Measure
GS 1727X Explanatory Memorandum
GS 1727A Care of Cathedrals Measure
GS 1728 Agenda July Group of Sessions 2009
GS 1729 Business Committee Report

GS 1730 Archbishops’ Council’s Draft Budget and Proposals for Apportionment for 2010
GS 1731 Archbishops ’ Council’s Spending Priorities 2010-2015
GS 1732 Archbishops ’ Council’s Annual Report
GS 1733A Episcopal and Senior Church Posts: A note from the Diocese of Bradford
GS 1733B note from the Dioceses Commission
GS 1734 Appointments to the Archbishops’ Council
GS 1735 Chair of the Archbishops’ Council Audit Committee
GS 1736 ARCIC Report Life in Christ: note from the Faith and Order Advisory Group
GS 1736-01 ARCIC Report Life in Christ: note from the Archbishop of Canterbury
GS 1736-02 ARCIC Report Life in Christ: note from Mgr Andrew Faley and John Sherrington
GS 1737 Archbishops ’ Council Review of Constitutions
GS 1738 The Church Representation Rules (Amendment) Resolution 2009
GS 1739 The Clergy Representation Rules (Amendment) Resolution 2009
GS 1738-9X Explanatory Memorandum

GS 1740 Draft Pastoral and Mission Measure
GS 1740X Explanatory Memorandum
GS 1740A Mission and Pastoral Measure
GS 1740Y Revision Committee Report
GS 1741 Legal Officers (Annual Fees) Order 2009
GS 1742 Ecclesiastical Judges, Legal Officers and Others (Fees) Order 2009
GS 1741-2X Explanatory Memorandum
GS 1743 Parochial Fees Order 2009
GS 1743X Explanatory Memorandum
GS 1744 Being Adult about Childhood: A Consideration of the Good Childhood Inquiry
GS 1744 Being Adult about Childhood: A Consideration of the Good Childhood Inquiry
accompanying pamphlet: Children’s Evidence
GS 1745 The Urban Church: Three Years on from Faithful Cities pdf version
GS 1746 Clergy Pensions
GS 1747A Diocesan Synod Motion: Clergy Discipline Measure [Monday]
GS 1747B Clergy Discipline Measure: A note from the Clergy Discipline Commission
GS 1748A Diocesan Synod Motion: Confidence in the Bible
GS 1748B The view of Scripture taken by the Church of England and the Anglican Communion
GS 1749 The Church of England Funded pensions Scheme (Additional Lump Sum) (Amendment Rules) 2009
GS 1749-51X Explanatory Memorandum

GS 1750 The Church of England Pensions (Lump Sum pensions) (Amendment) Rules 2009
GS 1751 The Church of England Pensions (Amendment) Regulations 2009
GS 1753 The Church of England Funded Pensions Scheme (Revaluation) (Amendment) Rules 2009
GS 1753X Explanatory Memorandum
GS 1754 The Church of England Funded Pensions Scheme (Exclusion of Ineligible persons) (Amendment) Rules 2009
GS 1754X Explanatory Memorandum
GS 1756 Full Agenda (February 2010)
GS 1757 Report by the Business Committee
GS 1758 Clergy Pensions: Task Group Report
GS 1759 Clergy Pensions: Ill-health retirement

GS 1760 General Synod Elections 2010
GS 1761 Mission Shaped Church: Follow-up
GS 1762A and GS 1762B (Mr Nigel Holmes): TV Coverage of Religious and Ethical Issues
GS 1763 44th Report of the Standing Orders Committee
GS 1764A and GS 1764B (Mrs Lorna Ashworth): Anglican Church in North America
GS 1765A and GS 1765B (Chelmsford): Confidence in the Bible
GS 1766 Fresh Expressions
GS 1767 Realising the missionary potential of Church buildings
GS 1768 (Ripon and Leeds): Repair of Church buildings
GS 1769 Going for Growth (covering note only) Going for Growth report

GS 1770A and GS 1770B (The Revd Mark Bratton): Parity of pension provision for surviving civil partners
GS 1771A and GS 1771B (Mr Thomas Benyon): Violent computer games
GS 1772A and GS 1772B (Manchester): Compatibility of Science and Christian Belief
GS 1773A and GS 1773B (Coventry): Deanery Synods
GS 1773A and GS 1773B (Coventry): Deanery Synods
GS 1774 and GS 1775 Codes of Practice under Section 8 of the Ecclesiastical Offices (Terms of Service) Measure 2009
GS 1774-5X Explanatory Memorandum
GS 1776 Military Chaplaincy
GS 1777 Full Agenda (July 2010)
GS 1778 Business Committee Report
GS 1779 Term of office of elected members of the Archbishops’ Council

GS 1780 Clergy Pensions: Report from the Archbishops’ Council
GS 1781 Archbishops’ Council 2011 Budget
GS 1782 Faith and Order Commission of the General Synod of the Church of England
GS 1783 Draft Ecclesiastical Offices (Terms of Service) (Amendment) Regulations 2010
GS 1783X Explanatory Memorandum
GS 1784 Ecclesiastical Offices (Terms of Service) Directions 2010
GS 1784X Explanatory Memorandum
GS 1785 The Church of England Funded Pensions Scheme (Cessation of Contracting Out etc) (Amendment) Rules 2010
GS 1786 The Church of England Funded Pensions Scheme (Retirement Age etc) (Amendment) Rules 2010
GS 1787 The Church of England Funded Pensions Scheme (Accrual Rate) (Amendment) Rules 2010
GS 1788 The Church of England Pensions (Health and Disability) (Amendment) Rules 2010
GS 1789 The Church of England Funded Pensions Scheme (Civil Partners ’ Benefits) (Amendment) Rules 2010

GS 1790 The Church of England Pensions (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) Rules 2010
GS 1791 The Church of England Pensions (Amendment) Regulations 2010
GS 1785-91X Explanatory Memorandum
GS 1792 Our Fellowship in the Gospel
GS 1793 Review of Constitutions: Report from the Archbishops’ Council
GS 1794 Archbishops’ Council: Annual Report
GS 1795A and GS 1795B Private Member's Motion: Fresh Expressions
GS 1796 Legal Officers (Annual Fees) Order 2010
GS 1797 Ecclesiastical Judges, Legal Officers and Others (Fees)
GS 1796-97X Explanatory Memorandum
GS 1798 Parochial Fees
GS 1798X Explanatory Memorandum
GS 1799A and GS 1799B ( Bath and Wells): Clergy Job Sharing

GS 1800A and GS 1800B (Ripon and Leeds): Marriage Measure 2008: Qualifying Connections
GS 1801 Standing Orders (October 2010 edition)
GS 1802 Agenda (November 2010)
GS 1803 Business Committee Report
GS 1804 Big Society (Full Report)
GS 1804A Big Society (Short Report)
GS 1805 Draft Church of England Marriage (Amendment) Measure
GS 1805X Explanatory Memorandum
GS 1805A Draft Church of England marriage (Amendment) Measure
GS 1805Y Report by the Revision Committee
GS 1806 Draft Ecclesiastical Offices (Terms of Service) (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations 2010
GS 1806X Explanatory Memorandum
GS 1807 Draft Ecclesiastical Offices (Terms of Service) (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Order 2010
GS 1807X Explanatory Memorandum
GS 1808 Amending Code of Practice (Clergy Discipline Measure)
GS 1808X Explanatory Memorandum
GS 1809 Draft Act of Synod - Anglican Communion Covenant
GS 1810 Draft Scheme Amending the Diocese in Europe Constitution 1995
GS 1810X Explanatory Memorandum

GS 1812 Full Synod Agenda (February 2011)
GS 1813 Parochial Fees Policy: Report from the Archbishops’ Council
GS 1814 Draft Clergy Discipline (Amendment) Measure
GS 1814X Explanatory Memorandum
GS 1815 Challenges for the New Quinquennium
GS 1816A Common Worship Baptism Provision (Liverpool DSM)
GS 1816B Common Worship Baptism Provision (Note from the Secretary General)
GS 1817 Report by the Business Committee
GS 1818 Briefing paper by FOAG on ARCIC II - Mary: Grace and Hope in Christ
GS 1820 Appointment of the Clerk to the Synod

GS 1821 Appointment of the Chair of the Business Committee
GS 1822 Additional Eucharistic Prayers
GS 1823 July 2011 Group of Sessions - General Synod - Agenda
GS 1824 Business Committee Report July 2011
GS 1825 The Legal Officers (Annual Fees) Order 2011
GS 1826 The Ecclesiastical Judges, Legal Officers and Others (Fees) Order 2011
GS 1825-26X Explanatory Memorandum
GS 1827 Annual Report of the Archbihsops’ Council
GS 1828 The Payments to the Churches Conservation Trust Order 2011
GS 1829 Constitution of the Legal Advisory Commission
GS 1829X List of Members
GS 1830 Annual Report of the Audit Committee

GS 1831 Appointments to the Archbishops’ Council
GS 1832 Parochial Fees Order 2011
GS 1832X Explanatory Memorandum
GS 1833 The Church of England Funded Pensions Scheme (Sodor and Man) (Amendment) Rules 2011
GS 1834 The Church of England Pensions (Sodor and Man) (Amendment) Regulations 2011
GS 1835 A and GS 1835 B Private Member’s Motion: Mission Action Planning in the Church of England
GS 1836 Higher Education Funding Changes: a report from the Ministry Council
GS 1837 The Anglican-Methodist Covenant: a report from the Council for Christian Unity, to which is appended Moving Forward in Covenant: Interim Report of the Joint Implementation Commission
GS 1838 Generous Love for All: Presence and Engagement for the new Quinquennium: a report from the Presence and Engagement Task Group
GS 1839 The Reorganisation Schemes (Compensation) Rules 2011
GS 1840 A and GS 1840 B Diocesan Synod Motion: Admission of Baptized Adults to Communion

GS 1841 Conversations with the United Reformed Church: a report from the Council for Christian Unity
GS 1842 The Archbishops’ Council Draft Budget and Proposals for Apportionment for 2012
GS 1843 A and GS 1843 B Diocesan Synod Motion: House of Laity Elections
GS 1844 Unfinished Business: A Pastoral and Missional Approach for the Next Decade: a report by the Committee for Minority Ethnic Anglican Concerns GS Misc 994E appendices
GS 1845 The Church and Education: Into the Next 200 Years: a report from the Board of Education
GS1846A and GS 1846B Chichester Diocesan Synod Motion [Contingency Business]

 

 

GS Misc series

GS Misc 632 the Eucharist: sacrament of unity

GS Misc 688 Ethical Investment Advisory Group 2001/02 Annual Report

GS Misc 711 Formation for Ministry within a Learning Church: The Structure and Funding of Ordination Training Outline Implementation Plan
GS Misc 725 Protecting All God's Children (3rd edition 2004)
GS Misc 742 Paths to Unity
GS Misc 743 Ethical Investment Advisory Group 2003/04 Annual Report
GS Misc 744 Trade Justice
GS Misc 749 Rethinking Sentencing
GS Misc 762 A Place of Refuge
GS Misc 763A Canon B44: Note by  the Diocese of Ely 
GS Misc 763B Canon B44: Note by the Council for Christian Unity
GS Misc 764A Election Addresses: Note by the Diocese of Durham
GS Misc 764B Election Addresses: Note by the Legal Adviser
GS Misc 765A Senior Church Appointments: Background Note
GS Misc 765B Senior Church Appointments: note by the Secretary General
GS Misc 767 The Environment Debate: A briefing
GS Misc 771A Parochial Fees
GS Misc 771B Parochial Fees
GS Misc 778 Ethical Investment Advisory Group 2004/05 Annual Report
GS Misc 788 Covering Note by the Mission and Public Affairs Council
GS Misc 797 Times and Seasons and Festivals: Amendments

GS Misc 801 Pushing At The Boundaries Of Unity: Anglicans And Baptists In Conversation
GS Misc 807 Ecumenical Responses To Women Bishops In The Church Of England?
GS Misc 808 Bicentenary of the Act for the Abolition of the Slave Trade
GS Misc 812A Private Member ’s Motion - Readers - A background note by Nigel Holmes
GS Misc 812B Background Paper from the Ministry Division Annex
GS Misc 813 The Human Genome: Background note from the Diocese of Guildford
GS Misc 813B The Human Genome: A note from the Mission and Public Affairs Council

GS Misc 824A Married Couple’s Tax Allowance: note by Mrs Monckton
GS Misc 824B note by the Mission and Public Affairs Council
GS Misc 825A Carbon Dioxide Emissions: note by the Diocese of Southwark
GS Misc 825B note by the Mission and Public Affairs Council
GS Misc 826 Women in the Episcopate: Report to the House of Bishops from the Bishops of Guildford and Gloucester
GS Misc 827 Resources for Reflection on the subject of Women Bishops in the Church of England

GS Misc 833 Church of England Clergy Diversity Audit 2005 - Executive Summary
GS Misc 838 Responding to domestic abuse: Guidelines for those with pastoral responsibilities

GS Misc 842A Lesbian and Gay Christians Background Note from the Reverend Mary Gilbert
GS Misc 842B Lesbian and Gay Christians Background Note from the House of Bishops
GS Misc 843A Civil Partnerships Background Paper for General Synod debate on Civil Partnerships proposed by Paul Perkin
GS Misc 843B Civil Partnerships Background Note from the House of Bishops
GS Misc 844A Media Standards: Their Effect on Individuals and Society A background paper from the Diocese of Lichfield
GS Misc 844B Media Standards: Their Effect on Individuals and Society Paper prepared by the Archbishops ’ Council Communications Office

GS Misc 855A Private Member’s Motion: Possible Military Action against Iran - background note by Simon Bessant
GS Misc 855B Private Member ’s Motion: Possible Military Action against Iran - background note by the Mission and Public Affairs Council
GS Misc 856A Diocesan Synod Motion: The Church Commissioners - background note by the Diocese of Southwark
GS Misc 856B Diocesan Synod Motion: The Church Commissioners - Church Commissioners ’ response
GS Misc 857A and 857B Private Member’s Motion: Ethical Investment Advisory Group: Restricted Investments

GS Misc 861 Understanding Marriage, Weddings and Church Weddings

GS Misc 872 FOAG Essays on ARCIC II - Mary: Grace and Hope in Christ
GS Misc 873 Review of Extended Communion: Analysis of Diocesan Responses
GS Misc 874 Background Note to Illustrative Material inGS1637-9Y
GS Misc 875A Private Member's Motion: Casinos - paper prepared by Tom Benyon
GS Misc 875B Private Member's Motion: Casinos - background note from the Mission and Public Affairs Division
GS Misc 876A Diocesan Synod Motion: Eucharistic Prayer for Children - background paper from the Diocese of Durham
GS Misc 876B Diocesan Synod Motion: Eucharistic Prayer suitable for use when a significant number of children are present - background note by the Liturgical Commission
GS Misc 877 Four Funerals and a Wedding: a review of the legislation for parochial fees
GS Misc 878A Private Member's Motion - Bible Availability: a background paper from Tim Cox
GS Misc 878B Reissued note by the House of Bishops on Versions of Scripture GS Misc 698

GS Misc 881 Zimbabwe: a Mission and Public Affairs Council briefing paper
GS Misc 885 Women in the Episcopate? An Anglican-Roman Catholic Dialogue
GS Misc 886 The 35th Report of The Central Stipends Authority
GS Misc 887A Private Member's Motion: Church Tourism - background paper by Roy Thompson
GS Misc 887B Private Member ’s Motion: Church Tourism - background paper from the Cathedral and Church Buildings Division and Annex B
GS Misc 888 Apportionment Limited Review and Annexes 5a, 5b, 6 & 7
GS Misc 889 Crown Appointments
GS Misc 890A Diocesan Synod Motion: Faith, Work And Economic Life - background paper from the Diocese of St Albans
GS Misc 890B Diocesan Synod Motion: Faith, Work And Economic Life - background paper from the Mission and Public Affairs Council

GS Misc 891A Diocesan Synod Motion: Anglican Governance - briefing paper from the Diocese of Guildford
GS Misc 891B Diocesan Synod Motion: Anglican Governance - background paper from the Secretary General
GS Misc 892 Mission Development Funding
GS Misc 893 Annual Report of the Clergy Discipline Commission
GS Misc 894 Into the New Quinquennium: 2nd Progress Report
GS Misc 895 A note from the Secretary General on Moral, But No Compass
GS Misc 896 Activities of the Archbishops' Council
GS Misc 897 Presence and Engagement: An Update
GS Misc 898 Diocesan Synod Motion: Voice of the Church in Public Life - background paper from the Diocese of Chester
GS Misc 898 revised and GS Misc 898A Revised Diocesan Synod Motion: Voice of the Church in Public Life
GS Misc 899 Women Bishops: Note from the Legal Adviser on Codes of Practice
GS Misc 900 The 36th Report of the Central Stipends Authority 2008

GS Misc 902 Update on Forecast Archbishops’ Council Expenditure 2008
GS Misc 903A Private Member ’s Motion: Membership of Organisations which Contradict the Duty to Promote Race Equality - A background paper from Vasantha Gnanadoss
GS Misc 903B Private Member ’s Motion: Membership of Organisations which Contradict the Duty to Promote Race Equality - Background note from the Secretary General
GS Misc 904A Private Member ’s Motion: Church Water Bills - A background paper from Martin Dales
GS Misc 904B Private Member ’s Motion: Church Water Bills - A background paper by the Secretary General
GS Misc 905A Private Member’s Motion: Uniqueness of Christ in Multi-Faith Britain
GS Misc 905B Private Member ’s Motion: Uniqueness of Christ in Multi-Faith Britain - A background note from the Secretary General
GS Misc 906A Diocesan Synod Motion: Human Trafficking - Background paper prepared by the Dioceses of Newcastle and Winchester, and the Diocese in Europe
GS Misc 906B Diocesan Synod Motion: Human Trafficking - A background paper from the Mission and Public Affairs Division
GS Misc 907A Diocesan Synod Motion: The Future of Church of England Retreat Houses - A background paper from the Diocese of Leicester and the Diocese of Peterborough
GS Misc 907B Diocesan Synod Motion: The Future of Church of England Retreat Houses - Background note by the Secretary General 1.
GS Misc 908A Diocesan Synod Motion: Justice and Asylum Seekers - A background paper from the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham
GS Misc 908B Diocesan Synod Motion: Justice and Asylum Seekers - A background paper from the Mission and Public Affairs Council
GS Misc 909A Diocesan Synod Motion: Climate Change and the Church ’s property - A background paper from the Diocese of Worcester
GS Misc 909B Diocesan Synod Motion: Climate Change and the Church ’s property - Background note from the Secretary General
GS Misc 910 The Governance of the Church of England and the Anglican Communion

GS Misc 911A Diocesan Synod Motion: Eucharistic Worship for Young People - A background paper from the Diocese of Peterborough
GS Misc 911B Diocesan Synod Motion: Eucharistic Worship for Young People - A background paper from the Liturgical Commission
GS Misc 912 Moral, But No Compass A Report to the C of E from the Von Hugel Institute Background paper from the Rt Revd Stephen Lowe, Bishop for Urban Life and Faith
GS Misc 913 Financial Prospects for the Church of England
GS Misc 914 Activities of the Archbishops' Council
GS Misc 915 Reflections on how Decisions are Made
GS Misc 916 The International Financial Crisis and the Recession
GS Misc 918 Human Genome
GS Misc 919 Retirement housing review: second report

GS Misc 921 Engaging with Europe
GS Misc 922 Illustrative Material in Support of the Draft Ecclesiastical Offices (Terms of Service) Regulations
GS Misc 924 Clergy Discipline Committee Annual Report for 2008
GS Misc 925 Archbishops’ Council:Report on its activities since the February Group of Sessions

GS Misc 932 Central Stipends Authority
GS Misc 933 Funded Clergy Pensions Scheme (Background note)
GS Misc 934 Anglican Communion Covenant
GS Misc 937 Conference of European Churches
GS Misc 938 Celebrating Diversity (pdf version)
GS Misc 938 Celebrating Diversity in the Church of England (Word doc version)
GS Misc 940 Capability & Grievance Supporting Material

GS Misc 943 Annual Report of the Audit Committee for the Year to 31 May 2010
GS Misc 944 Liturgical Commission Report 2006-2010
GS Misc 945 Mission Development Funding: Analysis of use in 2009
GS Misc 946 Archbishops’ Task Group: Report on Spending Plans 2011-2013
GS Misc 950 The Dioceses Commission: Annual Report 2009

GS Misc 951 Realising the Missionary Potential of Church Buildings
GS Misc 952 Process note - Women in the Episcopate
GS Misc 953 Kairos Palestine
GS Misc 954 Church Tourism (progress report since July 2008)
GS Misc 955 Disclosure of Interests: Guidelines
GS Misc 956 Sharing the Gospel of Salvation
GS Misc 957 Clergy Discipline Commission: Annual Report for 2009
GS Misc 958 Synod Questionnaire Results
GS Misc 959 Correspondence: Religious Broadcasting
GS Misc 960 The House of Bishops’ Statement on Marriage after Divorce and the Ordained Ministry

GS Misc 961 Anglican Methodist Covenant
GS Misc 965 Constitutions of Bodies answerable to Synod through the Archbishops' Council
GS Misc 966 Anglican Covenant Briefing Paper

GS Misc 970 Dioceses Commission: Guide to the Review Report No 2
GS Misc 971 Anglican Communion Covenant: Reference to Diocesan Synods
GS Misc 972 Affirming Our Common Humanity
GS Misc 974 Faith, Work and Economic Life
GS Misc 974B Faith, Work and Economic Life (Resources)
GS Misc 977 Central Stipends Authority report (38th)
GS Misc 979 Ordinariate: Questions and Answers

GS Misc 981 EIAG Annual Review 2010/2011
GS Misc 983 Additional Eucharistic Prayers
GS Misc 984 The Changing Role of Deaneries
GS Misc 985 Dioceses Commission Annual Report 2011
GS Misc 986 Clergy Discipline Commission Annual Report 2011
GS Misc 987 Activities of the Archbishops’ Council
GS Misc 988 Analysis of Mission Funds
GS Misc 989 2012-2014 Fees Order - Rationale
GS Misc 990 Higher Education Funding (electronic distribution only)
GS Misc 990A Funding Ministerial Training (electronic distribution only)

GS Misc 991 Chaplains to the Synod
GS Misc 992 Choosing Bishops - The Equality Act 2010 (Our html copy is here.)
GS Misc 994E Apprendices for GS 1844 (electronic distribution only)
GS Misc 995 Challenges into the new Quinquennium: Next Steps
GS Misc 996 Background to GS 1845
GS Misc 997 Civil Partnerships and Human Sexuality
GS Misc 998 Appointment of the Chairs of the General Synod's Business Committee
GS Misc 999 Draft parochial Fees Order

Other Papers

Briefing for members of Vacancy in See Committees - includes

The Charities Act 1993 and the PCC - 2nd Edition
In the Spirit of the Covenant: Interim Report of the Joint Implementation Commission under the covenant between the Methodist Church and the Church of England

Getting the Message - A Resource Pack for Two-Way communication between the General Synod, Dioceses, Deaneries and Parishes

Standing Orders

Synod Survival Guide

Business Committee Report from the Elections Review Group (May 2008) and Covering Letter (June 2008)

House of Bishops: Summary of Decisions: see here

A Church of England Approach to the Unique Significance of Jesus Christ A paper prepared by Dr Martin Davie for the Theological Group of the House of Bishops

Canons of the Church of England

ARCIC report Mary: Grace and Hope in Christ html version pdf version

Christian Aid Report: Poverty - We’re All in this Together

Diocesan Boards of Education Measure 1991 (1991 No. 2) [as amended to the Education and Inspections Act 2006]

Church Commissioners Annual Report 2010