Dr Muriel Porter OAM sought leave of Synod to move a motion without notice. Leave was so granted.

Dr Muriel Porter OAM moved, Archbishop Glenn Davies seconded,

That this Synod gives thanks to God for the significant leadership of our Church by Archbishop Phillip Aspinall through his nine year term as Primate. In particular, we thank him for his inclusive liturgical leadership, the depth of his preaching, his challenging presidential addresses, and his skilful, winsome chairing of three General Synod meetings. We are grateful that the national Church will still benefit from his wise and gracious ministry in his continuing role as Archbishop of Brisbane, and pray God’s richest blessings on him.

General Synod expressed its appreciation of Archbishop Aspinall’s primacy with the presentation of a gift and a standing ovation.

3 July 2014