17-18 September 2014

At the University of Wales Trinity St David, Lampeter.

Day 1

  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 23 and 24 April 2014
  4. Matters arising on the Minutes (if any)
  5. Welcome to the Representatives of Cytûn and other churches
  6. President’s Address
  7. Consecration of Women as Bishops – Code of Practice
  8. Report of the Standing Committee
    • The recommendations of the Committee set out at the end of the Report will be moved.
  9. 2020 Vision Report
  10. Report of the Representative Body including the Accounts for the year ended 31 December 2013
    • Motion: That the Report of the Representative Body be approved
  11. Membership and Finance
    • Motion: That the Governing Body do take note of this report.
  12. Private Members’ Motion
    The Bishop of St Asaph will propose and the Venerable Dr. Peter Pike, Archdeacon of Montgomery, will second the motion: That the Governing Body, while it opposes all killing and persecution, in particular:

    1. express its profound dismay at the deaths of very many hundreds of innocent Palestinians, including more than 400 children, in Gaza, and the expulsion of the entire Christian population of Mosul, Iraq, over the summer;
    2. affirm our solidarity in Christ with all our Christian sisters and brothers in the Middle East who face danger or persecution, and indeed with all who suffer in many different situations;
    3. call upon Israel as a democratic state to find ways to end any threats to its security without the killing of innocents in the future;
    4. direct its Standing Committee in conjunction with the Church in Wales  International Group to find practical ways to express and promote these sentiments with those in positions of power and political responsibility.
  13. Question Time


Dinner 18:30

Evening Prayer (Chapel) 20:00


Day 2


Celebration of the Holy Eucharist (Chapel) 07:30

Breakfast 08:00-09:00

Business commences at 09:30

  1. Ministry Report
    Motion:That the Governing Body note and welcome:

    1. the Provincial Review on ministerial training and the following consultation process which has led the Bench of Bishops to agree to create a new All Wales Training Institute which will meet the training needs of the future;
    2. the recognition by the Bench of Bishops, in the context of 2020 Vision, of the importance of developing lay and ordained ministries to support the new Ministry Areas and to provide appropriate discernment processes and training.
  2. Ministry to People with Additional Needs – Presentation and discussion in groups
  3. Report from Discussion Groups on Same Sex Relationships
  4. Bill to Incorporate into the Book of Common Prayer an Alternative Ordinal


    (N.B. The following motion will only be moved if one Diocesan Bishop or any ten other members so request)

    That the Governing Body do go into Committee:

    1. Committee Stage
    2. Report and Vote


    • That the Bill be passed.
  5. Private Members’ Motion
    The Venerable Dr Peter Pike, Archdeacon of Montgomery, will propose and Dr Huw Lloyd will second the motion:

    • That the age limit for membership of the Diocesan Conferences in Section 7 Chapter IVA of the Constitution of the Church in Wales be amended to the age of sixteen.
    • Background Note
  6. Report of University of Wales, Trinity Saint David

    • That the Report of University of Wales, Trinity Saint David, be received.
  7. Annual Report of the Widows, Orphans and Dependants Society

    • That the Governing Body do take note of this Report.
  8. Report of the Overseas Mission Fund

    • That the Governing Body do take note of this Report.
  9. Date and Place of next meeting
    The Governing Body has decided that the next Ordinary Meeting be held on 15 and 16 April 2015 at the Metropole Hotel, Llandrindod Wells.

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