That this Synod acknowledges the concerns of the Defence Force Chaplains regarding episcopal oversight and their relationship to the wider church and requests the Standing Committee, after consultation with the Defence Force Board, to:

(i) establish the most appropriate means of providing for and funding a full-time bishop to the Defence Forces;

(ii) initiate a protocol providing for the participation of Chaplains in the life of the dioceses of the Church.

[Mr R.C. Fordham – 19-2-98]