That this Synod expresses its gratitude to our President, Archbishop Phillip Aspinall, for the way he has presided over our Synod. His leadership has been characterised by;
fairness to all,
efficiency in our use of time,
clarity of process,
seriousness when required,
touches of humour (often droll) when appropriate, and
clear explanation when needed.
We are grateful to God for the way his leadership has contributed to this Synod where open debate in a spirit of respect and love has flourished. We thank him for this morning’s searching, thoughtful and challenging sermon from Matthew 7:24-26.

Bishop Peter Brain moved, Archbishop Jeffrey Driver seconding, 23 Sept 10