General Synod Sessions
The Eighteenth Session of General Synod was initially to be held in 2020. It has been postponed twice in response to the meeting and travel restrictions imposed in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Primate’s announcement on the deferment to 2022 is available here.
In May 2021 the General Synod confirmed that the Eighteenth Session of General Synod will be held from Sunday 8 May to Friday 13 May at RACV Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast.
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.
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.
RESOLUTIONS OF GS17
A list of canons, rules and protocols passed at GS17 can be found here.
Minutes of Day 5
GS17 Media Release 1 – Abuse apology
GS17 Media Release 2 – Child protection
GS17 Media Release 3 – Redress for survivors of abuse
Order of Business Day 5
GS17 BIBLE STUDY PRESENTATIONS
Day 1 – The Rt Rev’d Dr Michael Stead