Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Wording of Amended Motion on ACNA

The Church of England's General Synod debated the following Private Member's Motion by Lorna Ashworth:

“That this Synod express the desire that the Church of England be in communion with the Anglican Church in North America”

The final amended text that Synod voted for is as follows:

That this Synod, aware of the distress cause by recent divisions within the Anglican churches of the United States of America and Canada,

"(a) recognise and affirm the desire of those who have formed the Anglican Church in North America to remain within the Anglican family;

(b) acknowledge that this aspiration, in respect both of relations with the Church of England and membership of the Anglican Communion, raises issues which the relevant authorities of each need to explore further; and

(c) invite the Archbishops to report further to the Synod in 2011."

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