14-15 September 2016


Day 1

12:30 – Lunch
13:30 – Business commences

  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 6 and 7 April 2016 (doc)
  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 (doc)
    The recommendations of the Committee set out at the end of the Report will be moved.
  8. Safeguarding Presentation

      That the Governing Body:

    1. adopt the Church in Wales Safeguarding Policy 2016;
    2. recognise the importance of promoting safer practice for children, young people and adults at risk within our churches and communities and the work undertaken by the Provincial Safeguarding team;
    3. endorse the implementation of the Policy by the Church; and
    4. request an annual report from the Head of Safeguarding to the Standing Committee on progress in safeguarding.
  9. 2020 Vision Report (doc)
  10. Report of the Representative Body including the Accounts for the year ended 31 December 2015 (pdf)

    1. Clergy Pension Scheme
      That the provisions of the Clergy Pension Scheme be amended to increase the normal pensionable age from 65 to 67 from 1 January 2017.
    2. That the Report of the Representative Body be approved.
  11. Private Members’ Motions (doc)
    The Reverend Canon Paul Mackness and Mrs Elizabeth Thomas will second the motion:

      That the Governing Body:

    1. Remove all age limits relating to Churchwardens and Sub-wardens with immediate effect;
    2. Strongly encourage Dioceses to enforce the six-year rule in relation to the length of time a Churchwarden or Sub-warden holds office and to monitor the need for and number of dispensations granted.
  12. Annual Report of the Widows, Orphans and Dependants Society (pdf)

      That the Governing Body do take note of this Report.

18:00 – Celebration of the Holy Eucharist (Chapel)

Day 2

07:30 – Morning Prayer (Chapel)
08:00-09:00 – Breakfast
09:30 – Business commences

  1. Report of University of Wales, Trinity Saint David (pdf)
    That the Report of University of Wales, Trinity Saint David, be received.
  2. ACC-16 – Report from the Church in Wales Delegate (doc)
  3. Question Time
  4. Ministry Report (pdf)
    That the Governing Body do take note of this Report.
    Ministry Report Statistics (xls)
  5. Discussion on Funeral Services
    Funeral Services Explanatory Note (doc)
    Funeral Services (doc)
  6. Admission to Holy Communion – Pastoral Letter
    (Pastoral letter to be distributed at the time)
  7. Membership and Finance (pdf)
    That the Governing Body do take note of this report.
  8. Evangelism – Report from the Evangelism Conference (doc)
  9. Date and Place of Next Meeting
    The Governing Body has decided that the next Ordinary Meeting be held on 21 to 23 April 2017 at City Hall, Cardiff.
  10. Farewells