Diocesan Synod Motions


[List correct as of 17 February 2015]



 

ANGLICAN COMMUNION COVENANT

to move on behalf of the Chelmsford Diocesan Synod:

'That this Synod:

(a) rejoice in the fellowship of the world-wide Anglican Communion, which is rooted in our shared worship and held together by bonds of affection and our common appeal to Scripture, tradition and reason;

(b) thank the Archbishop of Canterbury for his tireless efforts throughout the Communion to sustain and strengthen unity in difficult times; and

(c) call on the House of Bishops:

(i) to find ways to maintain and reinforce strong links across the world-wide Anglican Communion and to deepen the Church of England's involvement with the existing Communion ministries and networks (especially the continuing Indaba process);

(ii) to publicise and promote this work within the dioceses of the Church of England in order to broaden understanding of, and enthusiasm for, the Anglican Communion; and

(iii) to encourage a wide understanding of, and support for, the next Lambeth Conference. '

March 2012

[The Bath and Wells, Lincoln, London, Manchester, Newcastle Oxford and St Albans and Worcester Diocesan Synods passed a motion in identical terms.]

 

ANGLICAN COMMUNION COVENANT

to move on behalf of the Southwark Diocesan Synod:

'That this Synod:

(a) rejoice in the fellowship of the world-wide Anglican Communion, which is rooted in our shared worship and held together by bonds of affection and our common appeal to Scripture, tradition and reason, all as set out in Sections 1, 2 and 3 of the draft Anglican Communion Covenant;

(b) thank the Archbishop of Canterbury for his tireless efforts throughout the Communion to sustain and strengthen unity in difficult times; and

(c) call on the House of Bishops:

(i) to find ways to maintain and reinforce strong links across the world-wide Anglican Communion and to deepen the Church of England's involvement with the existing Communion ministries and networks (especially the continuing Indaba process);

(ii) to publicise and promote this work within the dioceses of the Church of England in order to broaden understanding of, and enthusiasm for, the Anglican Communion; and

(iii) to encourage a wide understanding of, and support for, the next Lambeth Conference.'

March 2012

 

ANGLICAN COMMUNION COVENANT

to move on behalf of the Guildford Diocesan Synod:

'That this Synod:

(a) rejoice in the fellowship of the world-wide Anglican Communion, which is rooted in our shared worship and held together by bonds of affection and our common appeal to Scripture, tradition and reason;

(b) thank the Archbishop of Canterbury for his tireless efforts throughout the Communion to sustain and strengthen unity in difficult times; and

(c) call on the House of Bishops:

(i) to find ways to maintain and reinforce strong links across the world-wide Anglican Communion and to deepen the Church of England's involvement with the existing Communion ministries and networks;

(ii) to publicise and promote this work within the dioceses of the Church of England in order to broaden understanding of, and enthusiasm for, the Anglican Communion; and

(iii) to encourage a wide understanding of, and support for, the next Lambeth Conference. '

April 2012

 

NATURE AND STRUCTURE OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND - NATIONAL DEBATE

to move on behalf of the Wakefield Diocesan Synod:

'That this Synod ask the House of Bishops to facilitate a theologically informed national debate about the organisational shape of the Church we are called to be in order to best equip the parishes to serve the people of our land.'

July 2012

 

FOSSIL FUELS DISINVESTMENT

to move on behalf of the Oxford Diocesan Synod:

'That this Synod:

(a) urge the national investing bodies to disinvest from all coal companies (except those investing in carbon capture) and tar sand companies at the earliest opportunity;

(b) urge the national investing bodies to examine the possibility of disinvestment from oil companies but not before three years from now;

(c) urge the national investing bodies to examine the possibility of disinvestment from natural gas companies but not before five years from now; and

(d) call on parishes and individual Christians to take steps to encourage Her Majesty's Government and political parties to act quickly on climate change.'

December 2014