23-24 April 2014

AT Venue Cymru, Llandudno, ON WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY 23 AND 24 April 2014.


Day 1

Celebration of the Holy Eucharist (St Paul’s Church, Llanrhos) at 09:15
Coffee (Venue Cymru) at 10:30

Meeting commences at 11:00

    1. The due execution of the President’s Mandate will be certified
    2. Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of the Governing Body held on 11 and 12 September 2013

    3. Matters arising on the Minutes (if any)
    4. Welcome to the Representatives of Cytûn and other churches
    5. The H’mm Foundation – Poetry reading
    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


    1. 2020 Vision (Church in Wales Review)
    2. Question TimeDocuments

Lunch at 13:00 – 14:00

    1. Issues around Assisted Dying – Presentations, Discussions in Groups followed by Plenary Session

      • That the Governing Body take note of the debate on assisted dying, and commend the issues to further prayer, study and consideration by members of the Church in Wales


    2. Church in Wales Response to the proposals from the Gathering of the Covenanted Churches in 2012
      That the Governing body:

      1. commend the recommendations made by the Commission of Covenanted Churches in Wales to the Gathering of the Covenanted Churches in Wales and summarised in the paper entitled ‘A Summary of Recommendations’;
      2. affirm the advice given by the Standing Doctrinal Commission in the paper entitled ‘The Gathering: A report from the Standing Doctrinal Commission’;
      3. encourage the Commission of Covenanted Churches in Wales to develop the recommendations  further taking into account the advice given by the Standing Doctrinal Commission.


Evening Prayer (St Paul’s church, Llanrhos) at 18:00

Dinner (St George’s Hotel) at 19:00

Day 2

Celebration of the Holy Eucharist (Holy Trinity Church, Llandudno) at 07:30

Breakfast (in the Hotels)

Business commences at 09:30

  1. Prayers and Bible Reading
  2. Provincial Fair Trade Update
    That the Governing Body:
  1. welcome the progress that has been made from April 2012 to date, towards the achievement of Fair Trade Province status;
  2. endorse the work of the Fair Trade Province Steering Group for a further 12 months;
  3. urge those parishes which have not adopted Fair Trade status to consider doing so by the end of October 2014, and to report to the Provincial Fair Trade Steering Group the outcome of such consideration;
  4. invite the Standing Committee to report back to the Governing Body in April 2015 on progress in meeting the necessary criteria.


  • Progress Report March 2014
  • The Church in Wales and Same Sex Partnerships – Discussion of Issues in Groups

  • Women Bishops in the Church in Wales – A Code of Practice

  • Mediation Service for the Church in Wales
    That the Governing Body:

    1. affirm its reception of Jesus’ teaching that Christians are called to be people reconciled and reconciling;
    2. receive and commend the work that has been done to establish a Provincial Mediation Service;
    3. encourage the Church in Wales, at all levels of its life, parish, ministry area, diocese and Province, to seek reconciliation wherever necessary in its life, and to be mindful of the opportunities that the Mediation Service offers in assisting the Church to grow into that vocation.
  • The Report of St Michael’s College, Llandaff

    • That the Report of St Michael’s College, Llandaff, be received


  • Private Members Motion
    The Venerable Peggy Jackson, Archdeacon of Llandaff, will propose and Miss Carol Cobert JP will second the motion:
    That the Governing Body:

    1. applaud the work of the Foodbank organisation in and for communities across Wales;
    2. urge all parishes to develop further their active support of their local Foodbanks;
    3. deplore the social and economic conditions which have made Foodbanks a necessity; and
    4. urge all Church members to work for a society in which all people have an income sufficient to meet their needs.


  • 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches – report from the Church in Wales delegates

  • Date and Place of Next Meeting
    • The Governing Body has decided that the next Ordinary Meeting be held on Wednesday 17 and Thursday 18 September 2014 at the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David, Lampeter.