The Reverend Dr Mark Thompson moved, Dr Robert Tong AM seconded,

That this Synod, recognising this is likely to be the last synod at which The Revd Canon Dr Bruce Ballantine-Jones OAM will be present.

Thanks God for Bruce’s service of the crucified and risen Christ and in particular for his contributions to the General Synod ever since he was first elected as a representative of the Diocese of Sydney in 1985. Bruce’s energetic participation in a variety of committees serving the General Synod has enriched our life and we wish to thank him and pray for God’s blessing on his future life and ministry.

3 July 2014