Diocesan Synod votes for Anglican Covenant and 2012 budget

The Diocesan Synod voted in favour of the Anglican Covenant and approved the 2012 Budget at its meeting in Bristol on Saturday 3rd December 2011.

Bishop Mike proposed that the Synod approve sending the Anglican Communion Covenant to General Synod.

The Covenant seeks to provide a framework in which relationships between Provinces can be worked out within the Communion.

Speeches were made on both sides of the debate and the motion was passed in each House: Bishops unanimously; Clergy 14 for, 9 against, 1 abstention; Laity 17 for, 3 against, 3 abstentions.

Andrew Lucas presented the budget for 2012 and the process leading up to it. The budget was approved unanimously.

The Dean gave the Presidential Address on the changing culture for the ordained ministry, particularly articulated in the Clergy Terms of Service Measure.

The Synod also received a presentation about the different ways in which growth was being expressed across parish churches as part of the Growth Programme, as a result of the Diocesan Strategy.

It also endorsed the proposals for a Governance Review in line with the Diocesan Strategy, following the work done on the subject of “Engaging with Diocesan Synod”.

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