The Archbishop of York said farewell to the bishops of Worcester and Coventry, who are retiring, the bishop of Sodor and Man, who is to become the Dean of St Paul’s, and Michael Chamberlain, who is retiring as chair of the Finance Committee of the Archbishops’ Council.
The morning’s main business was the Archbishops’ Council’s draft budget for 2008 (GS 1665). Synod agreed the gross expenditure figures in the table below. There are some small sources of income, but the net expenditure, shown in the last column, is provided by the dioceses. The apportionments on individual dioceses are shown in GS 1665.
|1 Training for Ministry||10,947,200||10,647,200|
|2 National Church Responsibilities||10,060,328||10,060,328|
|3 Grants and Provisions||1,596,200||1,596,200|
|4 Inter-diocesan Support/
Mission Agencies Clergy Pension Contributions
|5 Church’s Housing Assistance for the
Finally Synod gave final approval to the Church of England Marriage Measure. The voting figures were:
The measure requires parliamentary approval before it can come into effect.
Official report of Tuesday here.