That Synod takes note of the Canon Law Commission’s report entitled “The Status of Anglican Clergy”, and urges the responsible authorities in all dioceses –

(a) to review the position of parish clergy in their own diocese, and

(b) to take steps to ensure that the status of parochial clergy is clearly defined, and

(c) to ensure that it is defined in a manner which preserves the essential spiritual and pastoral relationship
with members of the parish and within the organised structure of the Church.

[The Honorable Justice D.J. Bleby – 18-2-98]