The General Synod of the Church of Ireland is taking place from Thursday May 6 to Saturday May 8 at Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin.
News from the Synod – including the Archbishop of Armagh’s Presidential Address and the Bishop of Clogher’s Sermon at the General Synod Eucharist at St Patrick’s Cathedral – will be posted throughout the course of the three days on the General Synod website: http://synod.ireland.anglican.org/2010
In welcoming people to the General Synod, the Archbishop of Armagh, the Most Rev Alan Harper, said: “For older members of the General Synod this year’s meeting in Christ Church Cathedral may feel like homecoming.
“For generations the Synod met in the old Synod Hall across the bridge. Meeting in the cathedral will, however, generate an additional resonance since a synod is first and foremost a spiritual assembly: It will be particularly appropriate for members to be reminded by our surroundings that we are called together to do the work of God and to participate in the Mission of God.”
The Archbishop went on: “Many challenges confront us in these difficult times, perhaps the greatest is to resist the temptation to be concerned only with our narrow church preoccupations but instead to be both outward looking and prophetic as we seek to speak and act and live for Christ amidst the perplexities of our time.”