General Synod Sessions

The Eighteenth Session of General Synod was due to be held 31 May – 5 June 2020. It has been postponed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Primate’s announcement is available here.  A new booking has been made:

SUNDAY 30 MAY –  FRIDAY 4 JUNE 2021

NOVOTEL SUNSHINE COAST RESORT, MAROOCHYDORE

 

Current Session – GS17

17TH SESSION OF THE GENERAL SYNOD, 2017

The 17th General Synod was held from 3-8 September 2017 at Novotel Twin Waters Resort, Maroochydore Queensland.

President’s Address

Commissioner Robert Fitzgerald AM, Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse, presented at a conference session of the Seventeenth Session of General Synod.  View the Commissioner’s speech here.

Proceedings

RESOLUTIONS OF GS17

Resolutions of the Seventeenth Session of the General Synod

GS17 LEGISLATION

A list of canons, rules and protocols passed at GS17 can be found here.

MINUTES
Minutes of Day 5

Minutes of Day 4

Minutes of Day 3

Minutes of Day 2

Minutes of Day 1

MEDIA RELEASES:

GS17 Media Release 1 – Abuse apology

GS17 Media Release 2 – Child protection

GS17 Media Release 3 – Redress for survivors of abuse

GS17 Media Release 4 – Family violence

GS17 Media Release 5 – Refugees

BUSINESS PAPERS:
Order of Business Day 5

Order of Business Day 4

Order of Business Day 3

Order of Business Day 2

Order of Business Day 1

Book 1 – Bills

Book 2 – Standing Committee Report

Book 3 – Financial Report

Book 4 – Reports of General Synod Bodies

Book 5 – Bills – Child Protection

Outcome of Elections

Members of General Synod Seventeenth Session

Program of General Synod Seventeenth Session

GS17 BIBLE STUDY PRESENTATIONS
Day 1 – The Rt Rev’d Dr Michael Stead

Day 2 – The Rev’d Canon Dr Matthew Anstey

Day 3 – The Rev’d Canon Prof Dorothy Lee

Day 4 – The Rev’d Canon Dr John Dunnill