That this Synod, having in mind Synod motion 59/89 which among other things encouraged the Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn to develop the national Anglican site at Barton in the ACT, formerly the responsibility of a General Synod Committee –

(i) welcomes proposals currently emerging for a national ecumenical centre for Australian Christian life,
witness and pilgrimage on the site;

(ii) considers that subject to the acceptance by all parties of a suitable ecumenical development the site
currently held for the national Anglican Church by the Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn should be transferred to a recognised ecumenical body at a time and on terms agreed to between the Standing Committee and the Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn;

(iii) encourages dioceses to support the project as it is further developed; and

(iv) requests Standing Committee to continue to co-operate with the Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn
on this matter.

[The Most Reverend P.J. Hollingworth – 7-7-95]