That this Synod thanks Bishop Graham Walden for his gracious and scholarly contribution to our national church over many years. In particular this Synod notes his outstanding work as chair of the General Synod Doctrine Commission and as co-chair of Anglican-Lutheran Conversations. Bishop Walden’s personal warmth and scholarly discipleship continue to enrich our lives. We assure him of our love and prayers as he prepares for retirement.

Bishop P Huggins moved, Bishop R Herft seconding
Carried 25/07/01