Requested the National Executive Council to consider the effects of increasing the period between Synods, and to have amendments to the Handbook prepared in this regard.
Received a notice of Motion to be considered at the next Synod, to amend Section 2(1) of the Constitution to enable Synod to meet every third year.
The Organization Committee has considered these Acts and, in view of the relationship and authority questions presently existing between General Synod and the Dioceses and House of Bishops,
and in view of the rapid social change in our society and church today, and because a longer gap between sessions of General Synod would likely mean a longer Synod, which delegates do not generally desire (see evaluation of 1973 Synod),
and because there was no general feeling expressed in the evaluation of the '73 Synod that it should meet less frequently,
the following resolutions were put:
Text of motion
That no increase in the period between General Synods be contemplated at this time. CARRIED
[Moved by Nock, seconded by Light]
That provision be made for as much continuity as possible on major committees of General Synod because the two year space is a short one for Committees to work at their tasks. CARRIED
That the Committee on Organization be asked by the National Executive Council to explore ways of ensuring this continuity, possibly by electing persons to major committees for a four year term. CARRIED