That the General Synod welcomes the Report of the Defence Force Board.
Notes the response of the Board to Motion 38 of the General Synod of 2007.
Notes with gratitude to God the ordination of eight In-Service candidates to the priesthood since the inception of the program.
Congratulates the Bishop to the Defence Force in implementing the Defence Chaplaincy In-Service Training Scheme for use throughout the Australian Defence Force as a means of furthering the ministry of the Church.
Affirms again the ministry of the Anglican Church to members of the Australian Defence Force, especially through its military chaplains.
Recognising the extraordinary situations in which the ADF chaplains exercise their ministries we affirm our support for them, assure them of our prayers, and ask parishes and ministry units to remember them on “Defence Sunday” – 7 November 2010.
Mr Allan Sauer sought leave of Synod to present the motion in an amended form. Leave was so granted.
Bishop Len Eacott addressed the Synod.
Mr Allan Sauer moved, Mr Alan Gallimore seconding, 20 Sept 10