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General Synod - Summary of Business Conducted on Tuesday 9th February 2010 PM

 

PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS

The Archbishop of Canterbury gave a Presidential Address.

Audio of session

 

CLERGY PENSIONS: PROPOSED SCHEME CHANGES - A REPORT FROM THE ARCHBISHOPS' COUNCIL (GS 1758)

The Bishop of Ripon and Leeds moved a motion, and following debate the motion was amended; and was carried by the Synod in the following amended form:

'That this Synod

(a) endorse the recommendations at paragraph 2 of GS 1758, subject to necessary statutory and other consultations that the Archbishops' Council now needs to conduct;

(b) in the light of those consultations invite that Archbishops' Council to submit to the Synod in July final proposals, including such changes as are necessary to the funded scheme rules; and

(c) ask the Archbishops' Council to consider the preparation of a report which describes and explores the overall clergy renumeration package.'

Audio of session - part one

Audio of session - part two

 

CLERGY PENSIONS: ILL-HEALTH RETIREMENT - A REPORT FROM THE ARCHBISHOPS' COUNCIL (GS 1759)

The Bishop of Dudley moved a motion, and following debate the motion was amended; and was carried by the Synod in the following amended form:

'That this Synod

(a) endorse the recommendations at paragraph 1 of GS 1759;

(b) subject to consultation with scheme members, invite the Pensions Board to submit to the Synod in July such changes as are necessary to the funded scheme rules; and

(c) ask the Archbishops' Council to report to the Synod in 2011 on progress with arrangements for implementing national occupational health standards.'

Audio of session

 

GENERAL SYNOD ELECTIONS 2010: REPORT BY THE BUSINESS COMMITTEE ( GS 1760)

The Revd Preb Kay Garlick moved the following motion, which after debate was carried by the Synod:

'That this Synod approve the recommendations set out in paragraphs (i) and (ii) on page 4 of GS 1760.'

Audio of session

 

MISSION-SHAPED CHURCH: REPORT FROM THE MISSION AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS COUNCIL (GS 1761)

Dr Philip Giddings moved the following motion, which after debate was carried by the Synod:

'That this Synod

(a) affirm the mixed economy of traditional churches and fresh expressions of church, working in partnership, as the most promising mission strategy in a fast changing culture;

(b) encourage those responsible for vocations and training in dioceses and parishes to promote the imaginative recruitment, training and deployment of ordained and lay pioneer ministers in and beyond title posts;

(c) commend the making of Bishops' Mission Order to integrate suitable fresh expressions of church in the life of the dioceses; and

(d) request the Mission and Public Affairs Division and the Research and Statistics Unit to gather evidence on the spiritual and numerical growth of the mixed economy church in general and fresh expressions of church in particular, and to bring a further report or reports to Synod in the next quinquennium.'

Audio of session