Motions to be Considered by Church of Ireland General Synod which Begins Today

You can read the general motions here and the motions on sexuality there.


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10 comments on “Motions to be Considered by Church of Ireland General Synod which Begins Today

  1. David Keller says:

    Re Motion 8B: How does one denounce alll unbiblical actions yet promote gay marriage? How embarrassing.

  2. Milton says:

    Perhaps they are using Screwtape’s bible.

  3. MotherViolet says:

    seems like it was held over for procedural issues

  4. driver8 says:

    Procedural reasons? A revisionist Dean suggested that the COI Canons (on the basis of which the first resolution was drafted) contradicted a marriage rite of the COI liturgy. On this basis, the first motion was extraordinarily ruled out of order and the subsequent two withdrawn by their proposers. This caused some reaction in the Synod – and was greeting with jeers and claps. The motion, technically redrafted, is now to be debated tomorrow. Truly chaotic.

  5. driver8 says:

    Update with some slightly different facts (notably that the point of order was raised by a revisionist Bishop)

  6. Pageantmaster Ù† says:

    The Amended Motion is being debated by the Church of Ireland General Synod now. To some extend news can be followed on Twitter using the hashtag #gscoi here

    Amended Motion and the four proposed amendments can also be seen to some extent [there is a certain amount of Irish ordering to them] here

    Speeches by the Archbishop of Dublin and the Bishop of Down and Dromore here

    Vote on motions is about to take place

  7. Pageantmaster Ù† says:

    The Church of Ireland tweets report that all four attempts to amend the amended motion brought forward failed and therefore the vote on the Amended Motion is about to be taken now.

  8. Pageantmaster Ù† says:

    The Church of Ireland reports by Tweet:

    “the revised but unamended motion on human sexuality – has been carried

  9. Pageantmaster Ù† says:

    Official report from the Church of Ireland is here