The 2022 General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland will place in Assembly Buildings, Belfast from Wednesday, 22 June and close on the afternoon of Saturday, 25 June.
During the General Assembly you will be able to watch the livestream here.
The General Assembly is the denomination’s principal decision-making and governing body - the highest court of the Church - where decisions taken by Members of Assembly will set the direction for the life and ministry of PCI over the coming year and beyond.
Having had to conduct business through a small online Commission in 2020, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and hold a scaled back in-person meeting last October, this will be the first time since 2019 that the General Assembly has been able meet in its usual month and manner.
The 2021 Assembly agreed that from this year it would move to a slightly later start in June, with the Opening Night on a Wednesday and not a Monday, with business conducted into Thursday and the Friday evenings. The General Assembly also agreed that business sessions would be held on Saturday morning and afternoon, to enable greater opportunity for those entitled to attend to take part in discussions and the decision-making process.
You will be able to follow proceedings live via Twitter @pciassembly using the hashtag #PCIGA22 for all public sessions.
Overview of the 2022 General Assembly
In this section you will find information relating to the 2022 General Assembly: general information, news releases, statements, and Assembly business.
Guide to Revised Assembly Procedure
You can find a revised guide to Assembly procedure here.
Details of each day’s business before the General Assembly can be found here.
The Blue Book and Annual Reports
The reports and corresponding resolutions that are to be discussed and debated during the course of the General Assembly can be found here. Historically they are known as the 'Blue Book' and this year include digital and e-reader versions.
Any licensed supplementary business can be found in the Supplementary Report. It can be downloaded by clicking here when published.
General Assembly Previews
From 23 June you be able to find a news story regarding each day’s business and the issues before the General Assembly here:
For all the formal reports of the business before the Assembly and the decisions that were taken, Draft Daily Minutes will be published in due course.
General news stories concerning the 2022 General Assembly
You can read general news stories that relate to the 2022 General Assembly here:
You can read the blogs that relate to the General Assembly here:
Hosted by Karen Jardine, PCI's Public Affairs Officer, she will be joined by four guests - outgoing Moderator, Dr David Bruce, the Clerk of the General Assembly, Rev Trevor Gribben, the Convener of the Council for Global Mission, Rev Dr Liz Hughes and Moderator-Designate, Rev John Kirkpatrick - to look ahead to this year's General Assembly. You can listen to the podcast here.