The motion which the working group offers for the consideration of General Synod / te Hīnota Whānui is set out below.
That the General Synod / te Hīnota Whānui, having been presented with the report of the A Way Forward – He Anga Whakamua – Na Sala ki Liu working group, resolves to:
receive the report;
accept the recommendations in the report;
endorse in principle, for consideration, the proposed new formularies for use in public worship, and the changes to the canons of the Church set out in the report,
forward the proposed changes to the canons of the Church to the Dioceses of New Zealand, Te Pihopatanga o Aotearoa, and the Diocese of Polynesia, and request them to advise General Synod / te Hīnota Whānui, before it meets in 2018, of their assent or otherwise to the proposed changes;
request that the proposed changes to the canons set out in the report be brought forward for consideration by General Synod / te Hīnota Whānui in 2018.
Moved: The Rt Rev’d Dr Helen-Ann Hartley
Seconded: The Rev’d Don Tamihere