GS 2022 art 36

GS 2022 Article 36 – Coaldale request re GS 2019 Art. 62 and 64

1.   Material

  • 1.1    Letter from the Coaldale CanRC addressed to the convening church of General Synod (8.7.1). Coaldale notes inconsistencies in the way GS 2019 dealt with matters on the agenda, as noted in Articles 62 and 64. It recommended that “the convening church of the next General Synod vet matters presented to General Synod to ensure that only matters that are properly before General Synod be placed on the Agenda.”

2.   Admissibility

  • 2.1    The letter was declared admissible.

3.   Decision

Synod decided:

  • 3.1    Not to accede to the request.

4.   Ground

  • 4.1    Broader ecclesiastical assemblies themselves decide on admissibility (CO Art. 74, cf. CO Art. 49). It is, therefore, beyond the jurisdiction of a convening church to vet items sent in by the churches (cf. Synod Guidelines I.D,E).