On 24 November 2010 the General Synod of the Church of England voted to consider adopting the Anglican Communion Covenant. As this would constitute:

'a permanent and substantial change of relationship between the Church of England and another Christian body'

it may not receive final approval unless first approved by a majority of the dioceses at meetings of their diocesan synods.


These documents have been produced as resources for presenting the case against the Covenant in these debates.

The case against the Anglican Covenant - an authoritative paper by Jonathan Clatworthy:

What is the Anglican Covenant for? - ten reasons to vote against with a brief explanation of the background:

Three point summary - the basics as a leaflet:


For reference, the official General Synod papers: