That this General Synod requests the Standing Committee to undertake production of a report on the meaning and place of the three-fold ordained ministry in the life and mission of this church, the report to be prepared in time to be debated fully at the next meeting of the General Synod.

As part of its brief, the report should specifically canvass the implications for ordained ministry of the Appellate Tribunal majority opinion on the constitutional status of lay and diaconal presidency at the Eucharist.

[The Reverend J.B. Minchin – 19-2-98]