Diocesan Synod Motions


[List correct as of 27 July 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

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

DISINVESTMENT FROM FOSSIL FUELS

…to move on behalf of the Birmingham Diocesan Synod:

'That this Synod:

a)    call on the national investing bodies to make an explicit commitment to begin disinvestment from companies primarily involved in the extraction of tar sands, oil, coal and gas, as soon as possible;

b)   request the national investing bodies actively to explore options for alternative investment in clean, renewable energy and other low-carbon technologies; and

c)    call on Her Majesty's Government to ensure that binding agreements are reached at the international summit in Paris in November-December 2015.'

April 2015

WELCOMING TRANSGENDER PEOPLE

…to move on behalf of the Blackburn Diocesan Synod:

'That this Synod, recognising the need for transgender people to be welcomed and affirmed in their parish church, call on the House of Bishops to consider whether some nationally commended liturgical materials might be prepared to mark a person's gender transition.'

April 2015