11-12 September 2013

At the Arts Hall, University of Wales, Trinity St David, on Wednesday and Thursday 11 and 12 September 2013.

Day 1

Lunch at 12:30

Meeting commences at 13:30

  1. Prayers and Bible Reading
  2. The due execution of the President’s Mandate will be certified
  3. Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of the Governing Body held on
    10 and 11 April 2013
  4. Matters arising on the Minutes (if any)
  5. Welcome to the Representatives of Cytûn and other churches
  6. President’s Address
  7. Report of the Standing Committee
    • The recommendations of the Committee set out at the end of the Report will be moved.
  8. Church in Wales Review Issues
    • Motion:
      That the Governing Body:

      1. ask dioceses to embrace the vision commended by the Church in Wales Review of a re-energised Church and to develop and enhance its ministry by the development of Ministry Areas;
      2. adopt The Provincial Framework for Ministry Areas (August 2013) as an expression of Provincial endorsement for the concept of Ministry Areas;
      3. commend the development of specialised ministries, especially to young people, to reach those currently outside the regular worshipping community of the Church;
      4. request Provincial Bodies to continue to provide all reasonable assistance to dioceses in this work;
      5. ask dioceses to report to the Standing Committee annually on progress in developing Ministry Areas and Ministry Area Teams;
      6. ask the Standing Committee to bring forward proposals for any Constitutional changes necessary to enable the implementation by dioceses of plans to introduce Ministry Areas and Ministry Area Teams;
      7. remind all members of Governing Body to accept their responsibility to engage with, communicate and support this process.
  9. Report of the Representative Body including the Accounts for the year ended 31 December 2012
    • Motion:
      That the Governing Body do take note of this report.
  10. Membership and Finance
    • Motion:
      That the Governing Body do take note of this report.
  11. Question Time

Dinner at 18:30

Evening Prayer (Chapel) at 20:00

Day 2

Celebration of the Holy Eucharist (Chapel) at 07:30

Breakfast at 08:00 – 09:00

  1. The National Society and the Church in Wales
    • Motion:
      That the Governing Body:

      1. celebrate the contribution of the National Society in assisting in the foundation of the network of Church in Wales schools across Wales over the last two hundred years;
      2. express its gratitude for the ongoing support of the National Society in the educational and schools work of the Church in Wales;
      3. welcome the signing of a memorandum setting out the commitment and co-operation of the Church in Wales and the National Society to support Christian education and schools in Wales in the future.
  2. Bill to Enable Women to be Consecrated as Bishop
    • Motion:
      That the Governing Body do go into Committee:

      1. Committee Stage
      2. Report and Vote
    • Motion:
      That the Bill be passed.
  3. The Alternative Ordinal – Discussion
  4. Report of the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David
    • Motion:
      That the Report of University of Wales, Trinity Saint David, be received
  5. Annual Report of the Widows, Orphans and Dependants Society
    • Motion:
      That the Governing Body do take note of this Report.
  6. Date and Place of Next Meeting
    • The Governing Body has decided that the next Ordinary Meeting be held on 23 and 24 April 2014 at Venue Cymru, Llandudno.