Ordination after remarriage: Synod motion approved

On 27 February 2024, General Synod approved a Private Member’s Motion which called on General Synod to review Canon C4: Of the quality of such as are to be ordained deacons or priests, and explore the ways in which it could be amended or replaced: Removal of Divorce Impediment to Ordination, GS 2349A, (“the PMM”), and the Paper from the Secretary General, GS 2349B, (“the SG’s paper”). The motion argues for a change in how the associated C4 faculties are processed and states that a completely different system is needed: “the present system can be intrusive and distressing; and does not reflect the widespread acceptance of divorce and remarriage in wider society”. Continue reading