General Synod round up

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Following the meeting of General Synod in February 2020, here is a round-up of what was discussed and voted on. The news is taken from the national media office. 

 


 

Legal aid an ‘essential service’ that should be preserved for the ‘benefit of the nation’, Synod votes

Changes to the legal aid system have left some of the most vulnerable groups in society without access to the justice system, the General Synod heard today.

Archbishop of Canterbury pays tribute to the Archbishop of York

The Archbishop of Canterbury has paid tribute to the Archbishop of York in General Synod earlier today at what would have been his final Synod.

General Synod approves Channel Islands legislation

The General Synod of The Church of England has approved recommendations by the Archbishop’s Commission on the relationship of the Channel Islands to the wider Church of England.

General Synod calls on Government to act over ‘pauper' funerals

The General Synod today called on the Government to end the ‘cruel’ experience of so-called ‘pauper' funerals in a debate where members heard of the plight of those unable to afford funeral costs.

General Synod sets 2030 Net Zero carbon target

The Church of England’s General Synod has set new targets for all parts of the church to work to become carbon ‘net zero’ by 2030.

Legal aid an ‘essential service’ that should be preserved for the ‘benefit of the nation’, Synod votes

Changes to the legal aid system have left some of the most vulnerable groups in society without access to the justice system, the General Synod heard today.

General Synod votes to apologise over racism

The General Synod voted today to apologise for racism experienced by black and minority ethnic people in the Church of England since the arrival of the Windrush generation.

Cathedrals proposals move forward

New measures to strengthen governance and operational frameworks for England’s cathedrals have taken a step towards formal implementation.


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