The Hon. Robert Fordham AM moved, Archbishop Glenn Davies seconded,

That the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Australia records its gratitude to God for the life and witness of John Charles McIntyre, the Eleventh Bishop of Gippsland from 2006 to 2014.

Throughout his ministry John McIntyre identified with the powerless and marginalised and both the Church and wider community are richer for his example of Christian vocation.

Synod prays for his widow Jan and their three children and with the people of God in Gippsland as they mourn the untimely death of their much loved Bishop.

1 July 2014