Motions concerning the Prayer Book Canon
Movers Bishop of Rockhampton Bishop of Canberra and Goulburn Bishop of Adelaide Bishop of Canberra and Goulburn Bishop of Canberra and Goulburn
(i) That leave of Synod be given for the editor and co-ordinator of the Prayer Book project and secretary of the
Liturgical Commission to have a seat on the floor of Synod during the course of the Prayer Book debate.
(The Bishop of Rockhampton, 30.8.77)
(ii) That so much of the Standing Orders be suspended as would prevent “An Australian Prayer Book” being
considered by the Committee of the Whole as if it were set forth as a schedule to the bill.
(The Bishop of Canberra and Goulburn, 29.8.77)
(iii) That when the Committee stage of the Prayer Book bill is reached no amendment affecting the text of the
Book will be accepted for discussion unless a major of the members present decide to do so. Provided that any member proposing an amendment for discussion be permitted to explain in a few sentences the purpose of the proposed amendment.
(The Archbishop of Adelaide, 29.8.77)
(iv) That the bill for the Australian Prayer Book canon 1977 be permitted to proceed as an ordinary bill.
(The Bishop of Canberra and Goulburn, 30.8.77)
(v) That General Synod authorises the publication of “An Australian Prayer Book” in the form of the draft of that
Book approved by the Committee of the Whole Synod and that the Australian Prayer Book Canon 1977 do now pass in accordance with the certified copy attached.
(The Bishop of Canberra and Goulburn, 31.8.77)
Carried by the House of Laity: unanimous
Carried by the House of Clergy: 85 votes to 1
Carried by the House of Bishops: unanimous
Resolution year: 1977
Resolution number: 24/77