Church of Ireland General Synod

The General Synod of the Church of Ireland meets annually in May. It is a meeting of representatives of all dioceses in the Church of Ireland and lasts for three days. 

General Synod 2023 will take place from 12–13 May in White’s Hotel, Wexford, with Day 3 taking place remotely on the evening of Tuesday 16 May and the evening of Thursday 18 May (if required).

Conference suite
Conference suite

Each day of General Synod begins with a short act of worship and a Service of Holy Communion is held on the first day before its business commences.  This year’s service will take place in St Iberius’ Church, North Main Street, on Friday, 12 May, at 9.30 am. The preacher will be Bishop Adrian Wilkinson, who leads the local Diocese of Cashel, Ferns and Ossory.

General Synod will then begin at 12.00 noon in the hotel with the start of business followed by the Presidential Address by the Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, the Most Revd John McDowell. 

The provisional timetable is available at and is subject to approval by the members of General Synod.

General Synod 2024 will take place in the Armagh City Hotel on Friday 10 and Saturday 11 May with Day 3 taking place remotely on the evening of Tuesday 14 May and the evening of Thursday 16 May (if required).