That –

(i) This General Synod welcomes the resolution of the National Assembly of The Uniting Church in Australia in
1997 calling for Eucharistic sharing with The Anglican Church of Australia, and to this end, supports a suggested study of proposals in other parts of the world aimed at the mutual recognition of ministries. This General Synod also welcomes the call to explore common witness by our two churches through evangelism, service and the pursuit of justice.

(ii) This General Synod accepts the invitation of The Uniting Church in Australia to further develop an
intentional dialogue with that church giving particular consideration to mutual recognition of ministries as a step towards the unity that is Christ’s will for his Church, and agrees to the setting-up of a special Joint Working Group for this purpose.

(iii) General Synod requests Standing Committee to appoint a representative group of Anglican members to
such a special Joint Working Group, and in consultation with the Anglican members of the present dialogue group to provide a brief for Anglican appointees setting out the history of the dialogue so far, and giving some account of proposals in other parts of the world towards the mutual recognition of ministries.

(iv) General Synod would welcome a report by such a Joint Working Group together with recommendations,
when General Synod meets again in 2001.

[Archdeacon J.W. Driver – 17-2-98]