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General Synod - Summary of business conducted on Monday 12th July 2010 PM

 

WOMEN IN THE EPISCOPATE: DRAFT BISHOPS AND PRIESTS (CONSECRATION AND ORDINATION OF WOMEN) MEASURE AND DRAFT AMENDING CANON No 30: REVISION STAGE continued...

The texts of all the amendments referred to below are available here.

 

Amendment 536

Mr Clive Scowen (London) moved Amendment 536, which following debate was carried by the Synod.

 

Amendment 537

A member of the Steering Committee moved that clause 8 should stand part of the Measure. Synod approved that clause 8 should so stand.

 

Amendment 538

A member of the Steering Committee moved that clause 9 should stand part of the Measure. Synod approved that clause 9 should so stand.

 

Amendment 539

A member of the Steering Committee moved that clause 10 should stand part of the Measure. Synod approved that clause 10 should so stand.

 

Amendment 541a and 541b

The Revd Paul Benfield (Blackburn) moved Amendment 541a and 541b, which following debate was carried by the Synod.

 

Amendment 542

The Revd Paul Benfield (Blackburn) moved Amendment 542, which following debate was not carried by the Synod.

 

Item 543

A member of the Steering Committee moved that clause 11 should stand part of the Measure. Synod approved that clause 11 should so stand.

 

Item 544

A member of the Steering Committee moved that Schedule 1 should stand part of the Measure. Synod approved that Schedule 1 should so stand.

 

Item 545

A member of the Steering Committee moved that Schedule 2 should stand part of the Measure. Synod approved that Schedule 2 should so stand.

 

Item 546

A member of the Steering Committee moved that Schedule 3 should stand part of the Measure. Synod approved that Schedule 3 should so stand.

 

Item 547

A member of the Steering Committee moved that Schedule 4 should stand part of the Measure. Synod approved that Schedule 4 should so stand.

 

Item 548

A member of the Steering Committee moved that the Long Title should stand part of the Measure. Synod approved that the Long Title should so stand.

 

Simon Killwick moved a motion that the draft legislation be recommitted for further consideration, which following debate, was not carried by Synod (For: 102; Against 293; Abstentions 12).

 

DRAFT AMENDING CANON No 30

A member of the Steering Committee moved that paragraphs 1-9 should stand part of the Canon. Synod approved that the paragraphs should so stand.

Audio of session part 1

Audio of session part 2

 

FAITH AND ORDER COMMISSION (GS1782), INCORPORATING THE 45TH REPORT OF THE STANDING ORDERS COMMITTEE

(debate continued from Saturday 10th July pm)

Mr Geoffrey Tattersall QC (Manchester) moved amendments to Standing Orders 105 and 120 to allow for the Faith and Order Commission as established in Saturday's debate. Both amendments were carried.

 

The Archbishop of Canterbury moved a motion 'That this Synod approve the constitution of the Faith and Order Commission of the General Synod of the Church of England as set out in Annex A of GS 1782'.

Following debate, the motion was carried.

 

SPECIAL AGENDA IV - DIOCESAN SYNOD MOTION - JOB SHARING IN ORDAINED PAROCHIAL MINISTRY ( GS1799A AND 1799B)

Mr Tim Hind to moved on behalf of the Bath and Wells Diocesan Synod 'That this Synod, having regard to:

(a) the benefits to be gained from job sharing arrangements in the parochial deployment of ordained ministers, in particular married

couples where both parties are ordained;

(b) the absence at present of any effective provision for job sharing in the ordained parochial ministry;

request the Archbishops' Council to bring forward legislative proposals for the making of such job sharing arrangements.'

Following debate, the motion was carried.

Audio of Session

 

Final Approval

The Chair of the Liturgical Commission (the Bishop of Wakefield) moved:

'That the liturgical business entitled " Additional Weekday Lectionary and Amendments to Calendar, Lectionary and Collects" be finally approved for a period from 14 July 2010 until further Resolution of the Synod.'

Bishops Clergy Laity
In favour 21 101 125
Against 0 0 0
Abstentions 0 0 2

The motion was therefore carried.

Audio of session

 

Private Members' Motions

The Revd Richard Moy (Lichfield) moved:

'That this Synod invite the Fresh Expressions team in consultation with the Liturgical Commission to produce an on-line library of visual and video resources for worship, so that hard-pressed local worship leaders may access and use them in both mission and congregational contexts.'

Following debate the motion was carried as amended:

'That this Synod request the Archbishops' Council to identify sources of funding for the production of an on-line library of visual and video resources for worship, so that hard-pressed local worship leaders may access and use them in both mission and congregational contexts.'

Audio of session

 

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.