Prior to the Synod, two articles are being published which aim to provide some background to the deliberations of CEMS to date. Any legislation on matters relating to episcopal ministry and diocesan structures, of course, rests fully with members of the General Synod.
Bills are proposed in two areas in May: One concerned with the procedures for the election of bishops and the other with provincial and diocesan boundaries (which will be the focus of a second article).
Both articles will appear in the Church of Ireland Gazette. You can download the first article in full here.