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General Synod Church Times special report

General Synod: York 6-9 July 2012

It was cloudy for most of last weekend, which suited a General Synod overshadowed by the women-bishops vote. In the end - though, of course, it's not the end - the Synod voted by exactly a two-thirds majority to adjourn the final vote until November, by which time the House of Bishops will have reconsidered the Measure and the amendments it made in May.  

Each report is available in web page form below, or scroll down for the PDF download of our 12-page digest of the Synod's deliberations, including photographs of Synod proceedings by Sam Atkins.

Women bishops
Same-sex marriage
Diocese in Europe
Porvoo Communion
Summer riots 2011
Faith in public life
Church schools
Eucharistic prayers
Church Commissioners
Draft budget
PCC powers
Archbishops' council
Fresh Expressions
World mission
Clergy discipline
Miscellaneous provisions
Vacancy-in-see committees

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