Resolution Number A005 – Reception of Reports

Subject: Reception of Reports

Moved By: Chancellor David P. Jones, Q.C.
Seconded By: Ms. Cynthia Haines-Turner

Be it resolved that this General Synod:

Receive the reports contained in the Convening Circular.  

Source: The Ven. Dr. Michael Thompson, General Secretary                  

Submitted By: The Ven. Dr. Michael Thompson, General Secretary       

Does this motion contain within it any financial implications?      Yes     No

If yes, has the General Synod Expenditures Committee considered the implications?   Yes    No


Procedural resolution. 


In the normal course, an ordinary motion must be passed by a majority of the members of General Synod present and voting together. Six members of General Synod may, prior to the question being put, require a vote by Orders, with a majority of each Order being necessary to pass. 

If a question passes on a Vote by Orders, any six members (two from each of three different dioceses) may immediately before the next item of business require a vote to be taken by dioceses. A motion passes if a majority (or a tie) of dioceses vote in favour. 

Source: Sections 4 and 5 of the Declaration of Principles and sections 18, 19 and 20 of the Rules of Order and Procedure.