That this Synod, notes that this General Synod may be the last one to be attended by our Primate, Archbishop Keith Rayner, and notes also that the Primate has attended every day of every General Synod under the present Constitution. The Synod records its deep gratitude not only for the outstanding service, commitment, energy and leadership given by the Primate to the Australian Church and the General Synod, but also for the courtesy, wisdom and personal integrity displayed throughout his ministry.

[Archbishop P.F. Carnley – 20-2-98]