6-7 April 2016


Day 1

09:15 – Celebration of the Holy Eucharist (St Paul’s Church, Craig y Don)
10:30 – Coffee (Venue Cymru)
11:00 – Business commences

  1. The due execution of the President’s Mandate will be certified
  2. Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of the Governing Body held on
    16 and 17 September 2015
  3. Matters arising on the Minutes (if any) (DOC)
  4. Welcome to the Representatives of Cytûn and other churches
  5. President’s Address
  6. Report of the Standing Committee
    The recommendations of the Committee set out at the end of the Report will be moved.

  7. Ministry Training

      That the Governing Body:

    1. receive the Report of St Michael’s College, Llandaff;
    2. thank the staff, past and present, of St Michael’s College and St Seiriol’s Centre and all those engaged in training for ministry over the years;
    3. welcome St Padarn’s Institute as the Theological Education Institute of the Church in Wales and endorse the initiatives in new forms of ministry.


  8. Christian Aid
    Presentation by the Right Reverend Dr Rowan Williams, Chair of the Christian Aid Board
  9. Climate change (DOC)

      That the Governing Body:

    1. receive the progress Report form the CHASE Group on developing action on Climate Change;
    2. adopt the revised Ethical Investment Policy (DOC) approved by the Representative Body on 19 November 2015.
  10. Churches Mutual Credit Union – Brief Presentation (DOC)
  11. 2020 Vision
    1. Report from the Implementation Group (DOC)
    2. Group discussions (DOC)
    3. Plenary and Feedback from Groups

18:00 – Evening Prayer (Holy Trinity Church, Llandudno)
19:15 – Dinner (St Georges Hotel)

Day 2

Breakfast (in Hotels)

09:30 – Morning Prayers and Bible Reading (venue Cymru)

  1. Age Limits Report

      That the Governing Body:

    1. receive the report from the Age Limits Working Group (DOC);
    2. invite the Standing Committee to bring forward specific recommendations, in the light of the Governing Body discussion, for decision at the Governing Body’s next meeting.
  2. Elections (DOC)

      That the Governing Body:

    1. recognise the importance to the future of Wales and the United Kingdom of participation in the democratic process;
    2. encourage members of the Church in Wales to inform themselves about the issues and vote in elections, particularly in the forthcoming elections to the National Assembly for Wales, for Police and Crime Commissioners and the United Kingdom European Union Membership Referendum.
  3. Royal School of Church Music – Presentation
  4. Bill to Enable the Addition of Churches to the Second Schedule of the Porvoo Declaration Canon 1995 by Simple Motion

        (N.B. The following motion will only be moved if one Diocesan Bishop or ten other members so request).
      That Governing Body do go into Committee:

    1. Committee Stage
    2. Report and Vote


      That the Bill be passed.


  5. Question Time (DOC)
  6. Date and Place of Next Meeting
    The Governing Body has decided that the next Ordinary Meeting be held on Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 September 2016 at the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David, Lampeter.