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Bishop

‘Bishop’ comes from the Greek word for ‘overseer’. So a bishop is a senior Christian minister authorised to have oversight for God’s people. As well as duties given to deacons and priests, bishops confirm and ordain.

Evangelism

‘Evangelion’ means ‘good news’. Evangelism is about sharing the good news of Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection in the hope that others may come to believe in and follow Jesus.

Liturgy

Liturgy is a set form of words and action used for worship. In the Church in Wales (and many other churches) these forms follow the same pattern from one congregation to another. Most Anglican liturgies look back in some way to the Book of Common Prayer.

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Conference Motions

The following Motions were put to the 2020/21 Extraordinary Diocesan Conference, held online on Saturday April 24th 2021:

1] Conference receives and approves the minutes of the meeting of the Diocesan Conference held on 5th October 2019

Proposed by: The Dean of St Davids

Seconded by: Nick Griffin

Votes cast: For 113 Against 0 Abstentions 23


2] The Standing Committee invites Conference to:

Accept the Report of the Standing Committee.

Proposed by: The Bishop

Seconded by: The Archdeacon of Carmarthen

Votes cast: For 115 Against 0 Abstentions 12


3] The Standing Committe invites conference to:

Delegate plenary powers to the Standing Committee for a further twelve months.

Propsed by: The Bishop

Seconded by: The Archdeacon of Carmarthen

Votes cast: For 132 Against 2 Abstentions 4


4] Conference approves the diocesan budget for 2021/22

Proposed by: Nick Griffin, Chairman of the DBF

Seconded by: Tim Llewellyn, Vice-chairman

Votes cast: For 130 Against 0 Abstentions 4


5] Conference receives the reports of diocesan boards and committees

Proposed by: The Dean of St Davids

Seconded by: The Archdeacon of Cardigan

Votes cast: For 127 Against 1 Abstentions 6


6] This Conferences resolves to:

1 Encourage the Laity and Clergy through Church Committees and LMA Councils to bring business to the Diocesan Conference and/or its Standing Committee

2 Allow motions to come from Church Committee level, via LMA Councils to the Diocesan Conference. Such a motion would be in the name of the LMA.

3 The nature of any motions shall not propose changes to Church in Wales Liturgy, Doctrine, or place a financial obligation upon the Diocesan Board of Finance but may initiate a debate relating to these areas.

4 Encourage the Diocesan members of the Governing Body of the Church in Wales to support any changes at provincial level that would allow motions from Church Committees, LMAs and Dioceses to come to the floor of the Governing Body in their own right.

5 Instruct the Joint Secretaries to amend the Constitution appropriately.

Proposed by: The Archdeacon of St Davids

Seconded by: Nick Griffin

Explanatory note

Votes cast: For 127 Against 1 Abstentions 5


7] This Conferences resolves to:

1 Fully integrate the Fourth Archdeaconry into the Diocesan Structures.

2 For the purposes of Diocesan wide elections Clergy and Laity within the 4th Archdeaconry shall vote with the geographical Archdeaconry in which they are physically situated.

3 For the purposes of Diocesan Conference for the time being, each Centre of Mission shall be represented by their lay evangelists.

4 For the purposes of Standing Committee the 4th Archdeaconry collectively will elect one cleric and for the time being one lay Evangelist to serve and represent them.

5 The Standing Committee will keep under annual review how to allow those who begin to worship with the 4th Archdeaconry Centres of Mission to be represented at Diocesan Conference and Standing Committee and all other Diocesan Committees as appropriate.

6 Instruct the Joint Secretaries to amend the Constitution appropriately.

Proposed by: The Archdeacon for New Church Communities & Evangelism

Seconded by: Nick Griffin

Explanatory note

Votes cast: For 125 Against 2 Abstentions 6