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General Synod - Summary of business conducted on Wednesday 8th February 2012 AM

The Synod began the day with a service of holy communion celebrated in the assembly hall.

 

LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

 

RECENT VIOLENCE IN NIGERIA (GS 1861)

The Bishop of Durham moved:

'That this Synod, gravely concerned at the desperate plight of Christian communities in parts of Nigeria, as described in GS 1861, request the British Government to do all it can to support those in Nigeria seeking to protect religious minorities of all faiths and enable them to practise their religion without fear.'

Following debate, the motion was carried in a count of the whole Synod. There voted 344 for, 0 against, with 1 abstention.

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DRAFT BISHOPS AND PRIESTS (CONSECRATION AND ORDINATION OF WOMEN) MEASURE (GS 1708B)

DRAFT AMENDING CANON NO. 30 (GS 1709B)

Article 7 and Article 8 business

Report by the Business Committee on the Article 8 reference (GS 1847)

The Acting Chair of the Business Committee (the Ven. Julian Henderson (Archdeacon of Dorking) (Guildford)) moved:

'That the Synod do take note of this Report.'

Following debate, the motion was carried.

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