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Governing Body meeting – Sept 13-14

Church members from across Wales will gather for a two-day meeting in Lampeter next month and will be among the first to be addressed by the new Archbishop of Wales.

The Church’s Governing Body meeting takes place just a week after the election of the new Archbishop who will also be the President of the decision-making arm of the Church.

The election follows the retirement of Dr Barry Morgan in January after 14 years as Archbishop of Wales and President of the Governing Body.

The newly-elected Archbishop is expected to give a Presidential address to the Governing Body’s 144 members at the start of its meeting at the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David, on September 13.

Other items on the agenda include:

  • Climate change – a motion calling for the Church to promote eco-churches and dioceses through an award scheme;
  • Armed Forces Covenant – a motion to endorse the Covenant to provide pastoral and spiritual support for military personnel and their families;
  • Welsh language – a report from a conference examining the use of Welsh in ministry;
  • 2020 Vision strategy – a report from a conference looking at the impact of Ministry Areas – the new ‘super parishes’.

Agenda and reports

You can follow proceedings via Twitter @ChurchinWales  #govbody

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