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General Synod - Summary of business conducted on Saturday 10th July 2010 PM

 

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Amendment 513

The Revd Rod  Thomas (Exeter) moved Amendment 513 (a). Following debate and a division by houses, the Synod voted as follows:

                      Bishops      Clergy      Laity

In favour         10              52             73

Against             28            124             118

Abstentions      2                3                4

The amendment was therefore not carried.

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Amendment 514

The Archbishop of York moved Amendment 514. Following debate and a division by houses, the Synod voted as follows:

                      Bishops      Clergy      Laity

In favour         25              85             106

Against            15             90              86

Abstentions      0                5                4

The amendment was therefore not carried.

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Amendment 515

The Rt Revd David Stancliffe (the Bishop of Salisbury) moved Amendment 515, but without forty people standing to support the debate, the amendment fell.

 

Amendment 516

Mr Kevin Carey (Chichester) moved Amendment 516,  but without forty people standing to support the debate, the amendment fell.

 

Amendment 517

Mr Tom Sutcliffe (Southwark) moved Amendment 517,  but without forty people standing to support the debate, the amendment fell.

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The debate will continue on Monday 12 July.

 

THE ARCHBISHOPS' COUNCIL'S DRAFT BUDGET AND PROPOSALS FOR APPORTIONMENT FOR 2011 (GS 1781)

The Chairman of the Finance Committee of the Archbishops' Council (Mr Andrew Britton) moved the report.

Following debate, the report was carried and the Synod then went on to carry other motions approving individual areas of activity within the budget.

A motion was moved by the Chairman of the Finance Committee of the Archbishops' Council (Mr Andrew Britton), and after debate the motion was carried by the Synod in the following unamended form:

'That this Synod approve the Archbishops' Council's proposals (set out in the Table of Apportionment contained in GS 1781) 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 2011.'

 

FAITH AND ORDER COMMISSION (GS 1782), INCORPORATING THE 45TH REPORT OF THE STANDING ORDERS COMMITTEE

A motion was moved by the Archbishop of Canterbury, and after debate the motion was carried by the Synod in the following unamended form:

'That this Synod approve the establishment of the Faith and Order Commission, as proposed in GS 1782.'

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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.

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