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General Synod - Summary of business conducted on Sunday 8th July PM

LITURGICAL BUSINESS
ARTICLE 7 BUSINESS

Final Approval

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

'That the liturgical business entitled "Additional Eucharistic Prayers" be finally approved for a period from 1 September 2012 until further Resolution of the Synod.'

Following debate and a division by Houses, the motion was carried.

Laity, Clergy, Bishops
For 95, 110, 26
Against 5, 0, 0
Abstentions 3, 0, 0

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ANNUAL REPORT OF THE ARCHBISHOPS' COUNCIL

Presentation under SO 97.

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FINANCIAL BUSINESS

THE ARCHBISHOPS' COUNCIL'S DRAFT BUDGET AND PROPOSALS FOR APPORTIONMENT FOR 2013

Mr Andrew Britton (ex officio) (Chair of the Finance Committee of the Archbishops' Council) moved:

'That the Synod do take note of this Report.'

Following debate, the motion was carried.

Mr Andrew Britton moved in relation to the Archbishops' Council's expected expenditure in respect of each area of activity specified below:

'That this Synod approve the Archbishops' Council's expenditure for the year 2013, as shown in its budget, of £[X] (net of income from sources apart from diocesan contributions) in respect of [Y]':

EXPECTED EXPENDITURE [X] AREA OF ACTIVITY [Y]
11. £12,559,340 Training for Ministry
12. £10,636,428 National Support
13. £1,284,774 Grants and provisions
14. £644,986 Mission agencies' clergy pension contributions
15. £3,765,615 CHARM Scheme.

Following debate, the motions were carried.

Mr Andrew Britton moved:

'That this Synod approve the Archbishops' Council's proposals (set out in the Table of Apportionment contained in GS 1872) for the apportionment amongst the dioceses of the net sum to be provided by them to enable the Council to meet the expected expenditure shown in its budget for the year 2013.'

Following debate, the motion was carried.

Mr Andrew Britton moved:

'That this Synod approve the Archbishops' Council's proposals (set out in the Table of Apportionment contained in GS 1872) for the pooling adjustment for 2013 in respect of additional maintenance grants for ordinands.'

Following debate, the motion was carried.

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TESTING THE BRIDGES: UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE OF THE CHURCH AMIDST RIOTS, DISTURBANCES AND DISORDER

The Bishop of Bath and Wells moved:

'That the Synod do take note of this Report.'

Following debate, the motion was carried.

Mr Gavin Oldham (Oxford) moved as a following motion:

'That this Synod, recognising the importantce of the experience of good work in preventing young people from becoming alienated from wider society, and noting the exploitation which has occurred in some unpaid work work schemes within the "for profit" sector, call on Her Majesty's Government to work more constructively with the voluntary sector to harness the energy and creativity of unemployed young people by offering non-exploitative work experience which simultaneously benefits both the young people themselves and the communities in which they live.'

Following debate, the motion was adjourned.

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PRIVATE MEMBER'S MOTION: MANIFESTATION OF FAITH IN PUBLIC LIFE

The Revd Stephen Trott (Peterborough) moved:

'That this Synod express its conviction that it is the calling of Christians to order and govern our lives in accordance with the teaching of Holy Scripture, and to manifest our faith in public life as well as in private, giving expression to our beliefs in the written and spoken word, and in practical acts of service to the local community and to the nation.'

The Revd Professor Richard Burridge (Universities: London) moved as an amendment:

'Leave out "in accordance with the teaching of Holy Scripture" and insert "following the example and teachings of Jesus Christ, as revealed in the Holy Scriptures".'

Following debate and a division of Synod, the amendment was lost.

For: 134
Against: 187
Abstentions: 11

Dr Philip Giddings (Oxford) moved as an amendment:

'After the words "That this Synod" insert "(a)";

And

After the worlds "to the nation" insert -

"; and

(b) request the Archbishops' Council to introduce draft legislation to embody this conviction in the Canons of the Church of England.".'

Following debate, the amendment was lost. 

Following a division of Synod, the motion was carried.

For: 263
Against: 25
Abstentions: 52

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