13-14 Sept 2017

Highlights

Highlights is published after each meeting of the Governing Body, and contains details on the issues discussed and the decisions made by the meeting:

Agenda

Day 1

Lunch – 12:30

  1. Prayers and Bible Reading – 13.30
  2. Notification of Accession of Archbishop
  3. The due execution of the President’s Mandate will be certified
  4. Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of the Governing Body held on 22 and 23 April 2017 (Word Doc)
  5. Matters arising on the Minutes (if any)
  6. Welcome to the Representatives of Cytûn and other churches
  7. President’s Address
  8. Report of the Standing Committee (Word Doc)
    The recommendations of the Committee set out at the end of the Report will be moved.
  9. Private Members Motions – Explanatory paper (Word Doc)
      The Reverend Harri Williams will propose and the Venerable Dr Will Strange, Archdeacon of Cardigan will second the motion:
      1. That the Governing Body:

      2. Request the Bench of Bishops to allow that the “Documents about Admission to Communion” be considered in greater detail by the Governing Body in debate in order for any concerns to be shared and for appropriate responses to be made;
      3. Request the Bench of Bishops to update the “Documents about Admission to Communion” as appropriate in light of the debate and to extend the period of introduction until the first Sunday in Advent 2018.
  1. Report from Ministry Area Conference (PDF)
  2. Report from Ministry Conference To the living Waters / I’r Dyfroedd Byw (PDF)
  3. Question Time
  4. Funeral Services (Word Doc)
      Motion: That pursuant to Section 1 of the Canon for experimental use of proposed revisions of the Book of Common Prayer provisionally approved by the Bench of Bishops promulgated on 29 September 1955, the Governing Body hereby assents to the continued experimental use for a period not exceeding three years of Alternative Funeral Services printed August 2008.

Celebration of the Holy Eucharist (Chapel) – 18.00

DINNER – 19.30

 

Day 2

Morning Prayer (Chapel) – 07.30

BREAKFAST – 08.00 – 09.00

  1. Report of the Representative Body including the Accounts for the year ended 31 December 2016 (PDF)
    (The Report and Financial Statements for the year ended 31 December 2016, the Common Investment Fund Accounts for the year ended 31 December 2016, and the Minutes of the Meetings of the Representative Body held on 9 November 2016, 9 March and 6 June 2017)

      Motion:

    That the Report of the Representative Body be approved

  2. Membership and Finance (PDF)
      Motion:

    That the Governing Body do take note of this Report.

  3. Private Members’ Motions (Word Doc)
      The Reverend Jonathon Wright will propose and the Bishop of Swansea & Brecon will second the motion:
      That the Governing Body, believing that the commitment of men and women who serve in the Armed Forces of the United Kingdom merits a reciprocal obligation to ensure that both they and their families are not disadvantaged:

    1. invite the Bench of Bishops to endorse the Armed Forces Covenant, supporting the Governing Body’s commitment to the pastoral and spiritual support of the Armed Forces Community comprising serving personnel, regulars and reservists, veterans and military families;
    2. ask individual dioceses to reflect on the Armed Forces Covenant and to consider signing Community Covenants and Corporate Covenants setting out provisions for the pastoral and spiritual needs of the Armed Forces Community in their own diocesan area; and
    3. ask the Standing Committee to review the implementation of the Armed Forces Covenant across the Church in Wales and report to the Governing Body in two years’ time.
  4. Report of University of Wales, Trinity Saint David (PDF)
      Motion:

    That the Report of University of Wales, Trinity Saint David, be received.

  5. Climate Change Report, Eco-Church Guide and Creation Time Resources 2017
      Motion:
      That the Governing Body recognise the importance of caring for God’s creation, both as an essential part of the stewardship of our own resources, and as part of our mission to the world:

      1. through CHASE members and others, promote A Rocha’s Eco-Church and Eco-Diocese scheme across the Church in Wales;
      2. secure Eco-Diocese award registration for each diocese by September 2020; and
      3. receive periodic progress reports from CHASE.
  6. Annual Report of the Widows, Orphans and Dependants Society (PDF)
      Motion:

    That the Governing Body do take note of this Report.

  7. Report of the Overseas Mission Fund (Word Doc)
      Motion:

    That the Governing Body do take note of this Report.

  8. Date and Place of Next Meeting
      The Governing Body has decided that the next Ordinary Meeting be held on 11 and 12 April 2018 at Venue Cymru, Llandudno.