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General Synod - Summary of Business Conducted on Sunday 9th July pm

 

PENSIONS MATTERS

The Chairman and the Secretary of the Church of England Pensions Board gave a presentation on pensions policy.

 

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SPECIAL AGENDA V

FINANCIAL BUSINESS

 

THE ARCHBISHOPS' COUNCIL'S DRAFT BUDGET FOR 2007 (GS 1632)

The Chairman of the Finance Committee of the Archbishops' Council (Mr Michael Chamberlain) moved:

‘That this Synod now consider for approval the Draft Budget of the Archbishops’ Council to cover expenditure to be incurred in the year 2007, as set out in GS 1632.’

Following debate, the motion was carried. The Draft Budget was approved.

 

APPORTIONMENT

The Chairman of the Finance Committee of the Archbishops' Council (Mr Michael Chamberlain) moved:

‘That the net sum to be provided in 2007 to meet expenditure approved in Votes 901, 902, 903, 904 and 905 be apportioned between the dioceses in accordance with the Table of Apportionment (contained in GS 1632).’

The Apportionment was approved.

 

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CHURCH COMMISSIONERS ANNUAL REPORT

Mr Andreas Whittam Smith (First Church Estates Commissioner) moved:

‘That the Synod do take note of this report.’

Following debate, the motion was carried.

 

A following motion was moved by Mr Adrian Greenwood (Southwark), and after debate the following motion was passed:

'That thus Synod request the Church Commissioners and the Assets Committee to (i) consider how they might inn the future better seek out and reflect the views of General Synod in advance of investment decisions which might affect the mission and/or reputation of the Church; and (ii) report back to General Synod no later than July 2007.’

 

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SPECIAL AGENDA IV

DIOCESAN SYNOD MOTION

CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS (GS Misc 825A and B)

A motion was moved by Miss Vasantha Gnanadoss on behalf of the Southwark Diocesan Synod, and after debate the motion was carried in the following form:

‘That this Synod ask the Mission and Public Affairs Council to develop further the Shrinking the Footprint initiative to recommend how church members can make their contribution to reducing CO2 emissions by 60% by 2050 in line with the recommendations of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (the IPCC).’

 

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Evening business:

PRESENTATION ON THE NINTH ASSEMBLY OF THE WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES

Synod heard from the delegation which attended the Council in Brazil earlier this year.

 

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