General Synod - Summary of Business Conducted on Wednesday 10th February 2010 PM
Mrs Lorna Ashworth moved a motion, and following debate the motion was amended; and was carried by the Synod in the following amended form:
'That this Synod
(a) aware of the distress caused by recent divisions within the Anglican churches of the United States of America and Canada;
(b) recognise and affirm the desire of those who have formed the Anglican Church in North America to remain within the Anglican family;
(c) acknowledge that this aspiration, in respect both of relations with the Church of England and membership of the Anglican Communion, raises issues which the relevant authorities of each need to explore further; and
(d) invite the Archbishops to report further to the Synod in 2011.'
The Chaplain General for HM Land Forces and Archdeacon for the Army, the Chaplain-in-Chief and Archdeacon for the Royal Air Force and the Chaplain of the Fleet and Archdeacon for the Royal Navy gave a joint presentation on the work of the Forces chaplaincies.
Following debate, the Synod voted to take note of the report; one aspect was recommitted to the Revision Committee for further revision.