That this General Synod gives thanks to Almighty God for the long and distinguished missionary service with the Australian Board of Missions as teacher, priest and bishop from 1954 until 1995 of the Most Reverend Bevan Meredith, Bishop of the New Guinea Islands and Archbishop and Primate of the Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea.

And that General Synod requests the Primate to convey our prayerful good wishes to Archbishop Meredith and welcomes the opportunity provided by the Australian Board of Missions for Anglicans to express appreciation to the Archbishop during his farewell tour of Australia in Lent 1996.

[The Right Reverend P. Richardson – 3-7-95]