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General Synod - Summary of business conducted on Friday 9th July 2010 PM

 

INTRODUCTIONS

PROGRESS OF MEASURES AND STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS

REPORT BY THE BUSINESS COMMITTEE (GS 1778)

Preb Kay Garlick (Hereford) (Chair of the Business Committee) moved the report.

Following debate, the report was carried by the Synod.

 

TERMS OF OFFICE OF ARCHBISHOPS' COUNCIL ELECTED MEMBERS IN THE NEXT QUINQUENNIUM (GS 1779)

The Archbishop of York moved:

'That this Synod approve the recommendations contained the paragraph 6 of GS 1779.'

Following debate, the motion was carried.

Audio of sessions

 

LITURGICAL BUSINESS

Additional Weekday Lectionary and Amendments to Calendar, Lectionary and Collects (GS 1724A as amended)

Further Report of the Revision Committee (GS 1724Z)

The Rt Revd Michael Perham (Bishop of Gloucester) (Chair of the Revision Committee) moved the report.

Following debate, the report was carried by the Synod.

 

CLERGY PENSIONS: CHANGES TO THE PENSIONS SCHEME: REPORT FROM THE ARCHBISHOPS' COUNCIL (GS 1780)

A motion was moved by Dr Jonathan Spencer (Chair of the Church of England Pensions Board), and after debate the motion was carried by the Synod in the following amended form:

'That this Synod:

(a) That this Synod endorse the recommendations contained in paragraph 31 of GS 1780.

(b) invite the Archbishops' Council's Deployment, Renumeration and Conditions of Service Committee

(i) to convene a small working group to consider the effect that these recommendations will have on the performance, deployment and morale of clergy and on the wider mission of the church and

(ii) in the light of the group's findings, to offer guidance on these matters to bishops and archdeacons within the next two years.'

 

LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

A number of changes related to the Rules of the Church of England Pensions Board were carried by the Synod.

Audio of sessions

 

QUESTIONS

93 questions were submitted by members of the Synod. The text of these questions, alongside the written responses, will be available here within the next week or so.

Audio of session, including supplementary questions raised by the members

 

These brief summaries are offered primarily for reference while the General Synod is in session. The formal record of the Synod's business at each sitting during the July 2010 group of sessions can be found in the 'Business Done' (once available here, a few days after the Synod concludes its business), which includes details of unsuccessful amendments to motions and other significant information offering a fuller picture of the Synod's business.