That this Synod, noting the Bishop of Parramatta, the Right Reverend Brian King, has concluded his term as Bishop to the Defence Force, gives thanks to almighty God for the dedicated ministry to the chaplains and members of the Australian Defence Force over a period of seven years. In expressing its appreciation, this Synod takes note that this ministry was in addition to the oversight of a large episcopal region as well as other commitment including chaplaincy during the Olympic Games.

Mr A Sauer moved, Bishop D Bowden seconding;
Carried 21/07/01