Diocesan Synod Motions


[List correct as of 6 February 2014]



EPISCOPAL MINISTRY ACT OF SYNOD

to move on behalf of the Southwark Diocesan Synod:

'That the Episcopal Ministry Act of Synod 1993 be rescinded.'

March 2003

 

 

ANGLICAN COMMUNION COVENANT

to move on behalf of the Chelmsford Diocesan Synod:

'That this Synod:

(a) rejoice in the fellowship of the world-wide Anglican Communion, which is rooted in our shared worship and held together by bonds of affection and our common appeal to Scripture, tradition and reason;

(b) thank the Archbishop of Canterbury for his tireless efforts throughout the Communion to sustain and strengthen unity in difficult times; and

(c) call on the House of Bishops:

(i) to find ways to maintain and reinforce strong links across the world-wide Anglican Communion and to deepen the Church of England's involvement with the existing Communion ministries and networks (especially the continuing Indaba process);

(ii) to publicise and promote this work within the dioceses of the Church of England in order to broaden understanding of, and enthusiasm for, the Anglican Communion; and

(iii) to encourage a wide understanding of, and support for, the next Lambeth Conference. '

March 2012

[The Bath and Wells, Lincoln, London, Manchester, Newcastle Oxford and St Albans and Worcester Diocesan Synods passed a motion in identical terms.]

 

ANGLICAN COMMUNION COVENANT

to move on behalf of the Southwark Diocesan Synod:

'That this Synod:

(a) rejoice in the fellowship of the world-wide Anglican Communion, which is rooted in our shared worship and held together by bonds of affection and our common appeal to Scripture, tradition and reason, all as set out in Sections 1, 2 and 3 of the draft Anglican Communion Covenant;

(b) thank the Archbishop of Canterbury for his tireless efforts throughout the Communion to sustain and strengthen unity in difficult times; and

(c) call on the House of Bishops:

(i) to find ways to maintain and reinforce strong links across the world-wide Anglican Communion and to deepen the Church of England's involvement with the existing Communion ministries and networks (especially the continuing Indaba process);

(ii) to publicise and promote this work within the dioceses of the Church of England in order to broaden understanding of, and enthusiasm for, the Anglican Communion; and

(iii) to encourage a wide understanding of, and support for, the next Lambeth Conference.'

March 2012

 

ANGLICAN COMMUNION COVENANT

to move on behalf of the Guildford Diocesan Synod:

'That this Synod:

(a) rejoice in the fellowship of the world-wide Anglican Communion, which is rooted in our shared worship and held together by bonds of affection and our common appeal to Scripture, tradition and reason;

(b) thank the Archbishop of Canterbury for his tireless efforts throughout the Communion to sustain and strengthen unity in difficult times; and

(c) call on the House of Bishops:

(i) to find ways to maintain and reinforce strong links across the world-wide Anglican Communion and to deepen the Church of England's involvement with the existing Communion ministries and networks;

(ii) to publicise and promote this work within the dioceses of the Church of England in order to broaden understanding of, and enthusiasm for, the Anglican Communion; and

(iii) to encourage a wide understanding of, and support for, the next Lambeth Conference. '

April 2012

 

NATURE AND STRUCTURE OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND - NATIONAL DEBATE

to move on behalf of the Wakefield Diocesan Synod:

'That this Synod ask the House of Bishops to facilitate a theologically informed national debate about the organisational shape of the Church we are called to be in order to best equip the parishes to serve the people of our land.'

July 2012

 

 

MAGNA CARTA

to move on behalf of the Guildford Diocesan Synod:

'That this Synod:

(a)  recognise the 800th Anniversary, on 15 June 2015, of the sealing of the Magna Carta at Runnymede as an important opportunity to celebrate the Charter's principles - which established that the English Church and all our citizens shall live in freedom and have contributed to human flourishing in this country and around the world;

(b)  urge dioceses, deaneries, parishes and other church bodies to affirm the significant part played by the Church through Archbishop Stephen Langton and the Bishops in the Charter's formulation and implementation and warmly commend the continued engagement of the Church in transforming community at national, regional and local level - which might include projects such as food banks, debt relief, community kitchens and other ways of caring with Christ's love for those in need;

(c)  welcome with enthusiasm the events throughout 2015 already being organised by dioceses, deaneries, parishes and local authorities to mark the Magna Carta and encourage dioceses, deaneries, parishes and other church bodies to undertake further local initiatives around the Anniversary - which might include street parties, community fairs or pageants, and the ringing of Church and Cathedral bells;

 

November 2013