Role of the Standing Committee

Movers Bishop of Canberra and Goulburn

That this General Synod

(a) notes with satisfaction that part of the Standing Committee’s Report dealing with the investigation of its own
role as the authoritative body of this Church between meetings of the General Synod, and encourages the Committee to continue to give effect to Resolution 39 of the 1973 Synod;

(b) commends the Standing Committee for its leadership in such matters as the Primate’s Consultations, An
Australian Prayer Book, and the proposed Partners in Mission Consultation;

(c) requests the Standing Committee, either by way of a Primate’s Consultation or otherwise, to obtain and
study the programmes of the several Boards, Commissions and Committees of the Church for the ensuing four years, to propose any modifications that from their overall view seem appropriate, to receive reports upon the work at intervals, and to co-ordinate these for circulation to the Church; and

(d) asks that a full report upon these matters be included within the Report of the Standing Committee to the
next General Synod.

(The Bishop of Canberra and Goulburn, 1.9.77)

Resolution year: 1977
Resolution number: 54/77