February 2012 Group of Sessions

Monday 6 February - Thursday 9 February

Business Done

Summary for parish magazines

View the official summary of the business transacted at the Synod in the Business Done

Electronic Voting Results

Electronic Voting Results Lists for the group of sessions are available to download here


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Papers for Business at General Synod (in day and item order)

Monday 6 February

Report by the Business Committee (GS 1849) [item 4]
Approval of Appointments to the Archbishops' Council (GS 1850) [item 6 & 7] 
Private Member's Motion: Independent Commission on Assisted Dying (GS 1851A) and (GS 1851B) [item 8]
Questions to follow when available [item 9]

Tuesday 7 February

Legislative Businness (Special Agenda I)

Draft Parochial Fees and Scheduled Matters Amending Order 2012
(GS 1852) and Explanatory Memorandum (GS 1852X) [item 505]
Draft Clergy Discipline (Amendment) Measure (GS 1814A) and Report by the Revision Committee (GS1814Y) [item 503]
Draft Diocese in Europe Measure (GS 1853) and Explanatory Memorandum (GS 1853X) [item 504]

Draft Bishops and Priests (Consecration and Ordination of Women) Measure: Draft Code of Practice (GS Misc 1007) [item 10]

A questionnaire for item 11 has been circulated to Members

Wednesday 8 February

Recent violence in Nigeria (GS 1861)
Diocesan Synod Motion: Appointment of Archdeacons (GS 1846A) and (GS 1846B) [item 12]
Report by the Business Committee on the Article 8 Reference (GS 1847) [item 501] 
Diocesan Synod Motion: Draft Bishops and Priests (Consecration and Ordination of Women) Measure (GS 1854A, GS 1854B, GS 1854C, GS 1854C Addendum) [item 13]
Chair of the Business Committee and Miscellaneous Amendments: Forty-Sixth Report of the Standing Orders Committee (GS 1855) [item 14]

Thursday 9 February

Liturgical Business (Special Agenda II)

Additional Eucharistic Prayers (GS 1822A) and Report by the Revision Committee (GS 1822Y) [item 600] 

Legislative Business (Special Agenda I)

Draft Bishops and Priests (Consecration and Ordination of Women) Measure (GS 1708B), Draft Amending Canon (GS 1709B), Report by the Steering Committee (GS 1708-9Z) [item 502]
Higher Education Funding Changes (GS Misc 1008) [item 15]
Private Member's Motion: Reform of the House of Lords (GS 1856A) and (GS 1856B) [item 16]
Health Care and the Church's Mission: Report from the Mission and Public Affairs Council (GS 1857) [item 17] 


Other Legislative Business

The Ecclesastical Offices (Terms of Service) (Consequential Provisions) Order 2012 (GS 1858) and Explanatory Memorandum (GS 1858X)


Contingency Business

Private Member's Motion: Manifestation of Faith in Public Life (GS 1859A) and (GS 1859B)


Other Papers

(GS Misc 1003) Lords Spiritual: Parliamentary Spokespeople
(GS Misc 1004) House of Lords Reform
(GS Misc 1005) Civil Partnerships in Religious Premises
(GS Misc 1006) The 39th Report of the Central Stipends Authority
(GS Misc 1009) Council of Oriental Orthodox Churches
(GS Misc 1010) Report on Pensions and Remuneration
(GS Misc 1011) The Church of England and the Anglican Church in North America
(GS Misc 1012) Women in the Episcopate: Future Process
(GS Misc 1013) Archbishops' Council Annual Report
(GS Misc 1014) The August Riots, Responding to Austerity and the State of Society
(GS Misc 1015) Draft Fees Order, An explanation of the proposed fee levels
(GS Misc 1016) Archbishops' Council Apportionment 2012 and table
(GS Misc 1017) Resourcing Christian Community Action: Parishes and Partnerships
(GS Misc 1018) Archbishops' Council response to Richard Moy's Private Member's 
                       Motion on Visual and Video resources for worship

HB(11)M2        House of Bishops: Summary of Decisions
A(12)1            Appointments Committee: Recent Appointments

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Chair of Debates
Questions with Answers

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