Publication of Mission and Ministry in Covenant
On 27 June 2017, the Faith and Order Commission of the Church of England and the Faith and Order Committee of the Methodist Church published Mission and Ministry in Covenant.
News/Press releases on the publication of Mission and Ministry in Covenant:
The Methodist Conference and the General Synod: July 2017
The report was the subject of workshops at the Methodist Conference on 1 July and the Questions Session at the General Synod of the Church of England on 7 July.
The General Synod: February 2018
On 9 February 2018, there was a debate at the General Synod on the proposals set out in Mission and Ministry in Covenant (GS 2086).
It was preceded by addresses by The Revd Ruth Gee (President of the Methodist Conference 2013-2014) and The Revd Gareth Powell (Secretary of the Methodist Conference). The addresses and the debate can be watched on YouTube here (starting at 2:48:30).
An amended motion was voted on in houses as follows:
House of Bishops: 35 in favour; 2 against; 0 abstentions.
House of Clergy: 131 in favour; 23 against; 13 abstentions.
House of Laity: 124 in favour; 34 against; 11 abstentions.
The Church of England issued a press release that can be read here.
The Methodist Church issued a news release that can be read here.