Welcome to the home pages of
Church of Ireland
General Synod Board of Education
(Northern Ireland)

The Board comprises those bishops whose dioceses include parishes in Northern Ireland; clergy and lay representatives who are elected by the five northern diocesan synods to the General Synod Board (All-Ireland), and co-opted members with educational expertise either in teaching or administration.

The Board, which is chaired by the Archbishop of Armagh, meets 4 to 6 times each year. It is accountable to the General Synod to which it presents an annual report. This is published in the book of annual General Synod Reports, previous issues of which can be consulted at the R. B. Library, Braemor Park, Dublin.

The Board works in four areas

(1) schools, colleges and universities

(2) children’s ministry

(3) parish development

(4) a publishing programme

The Secretary to the Board is:

Canon R.S.J.H. McKelvey
TD, BA, MA (Ed), D.Min
e-mail: coieduc@iol.ie.

See Introducing the Secretary.

The Board’s office is in Belfast at:

The Church of Ireland Education Centre
1-3 Cadogan Park
Belfast BT9 6HG
Tel. 01232-682946
Fax. 01232-687283

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