THE Diocesan Conference welcomes motions from parishes and deaneries and even individuals.
It is the place where issues and matters should be debated and discussed. Recently, a motion that came out of a Deanery Conference about age limits made it to the floor of the Governing Body.
Although part of it was not passed, it did help start an important debate in the Church and raise significant issues.
So, if there is an issue that you are burning for the Diocese or Church in Wales to discuss please submit a motion to the Joint Secretaries of Conference (Canon Paul Mackness or Mrs Val Hockey).
They will be happy to help you with the correct drafting or wording of any motion.
In order to ensure that a motion goes to the next Diocesan Conference,
to be held on Saturday 6th October, it should arrive in written form by the June Standing Committee meeting in order that it can be agreed by the Standing
Committee to be in order and further help given if required.
Each motion will require a proposer and seconder, both must be members
of the Diocesan Conference. But please note:
• Motions that relate to Liturgy or Doctrine can only come from a Bishop of the Church in Wales
• Motions that relate to Diocesan Finances can only be advisory to the Diocesan Board of Finance and not binding
• Motions that require a change to, or would contradict, the Constitution of the Church in Wales would have to be passed by the Governing Body after being passed by the Diocesan Conference.
It is your Diocesan Conference and so if you wish to use the democratic process, please submit a motion.