That this Synod records its appreciation for the considerable contribution made by Bishop Ian George to the life of the Anglican Church of Australian [sic] through:
(a) His ministry in the Dioceses of Adelaide, Willochra, Brisbane and Canberra & Goulburn over 40 years;
(b) His membership of the Standing Committee of General Synod for over 20 years;
(c) His membership of the Anglican Consultative Council from 1982 to 1989;
(d) His abiding concern for the plight of refugees, particularly through his chairing of the General Synod Refugee Task Force and the Migrant & Refugee Network of the Anglican Communion;
(e) His chairing of the Christian World Service Commission of the National Council of Churches of Australia; and
(f) His passion for religious art expressed through his enthusiastic support for the Blake Prize.

We wish Bishop Ian and his wife, Barbara, well in their retirement.

Brian Norris – 5 Oct 04