The General Synod of the Church of England in Australia, having in 1966 laid upon its Board of Missions the need to uphold the work of the Church in areas of the Commonwealth where the resources are inadequate to enable the ministrations of the Church to be provided, and having in mind the urgent needs of dioceses overseas and the decision to establish a national fund, this Synod

(a) places on record its appreciation of the efforts of the Australia Board of Missions to fulfil its responsibilities
in Australia and overseas, and

(b) in view of the lack of funds to maintain prior missionary commitments overseas, requests the Australian
Board of Missions to concentrate on meeting its overseas commitments, and to channel any money received for the assistance of Australian dioceses through The national fund of the Missionary and Ecumenical Council.

(C) calls on its members, Church people, parish councils and diocesan councils to give wholehearted support to
the efforts of the Missionary and Ecumenical Council and its constituent members in promoting the missionary work of the Church.

(The Venerable G.A. Lupton, 19.9.69)