The Full Text of Archbishop Barry Morgan’s Governing Body Address

Posted by Kendall Harmon

You may also recall, that at September’s Governing Body, the bishops and the Standing Committee were asked by you to respond to the situation described in the Membership and Finance Report of 2008/09 which drew our attention in particular to the fact that:
Average attendance had continued to fall by 2% in line with the longer term trend.
Average attendance among young people had fallen particularly sharply.
The level of total direct giving fell for the first time since the statistics began to be collected in this format in 1990.
For the first time since 1993, total parish income was less than expenditure.
The proportion of parish expenditure spent on buildings had increased from 28% to 31%.
These figures present challenges to us as a Church but also an opportunity to tackle them.

Read it all.

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Posted April 28, 2011 at 7:40 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. pendennis88 wrote:

How petulant:

Primates meetings over the last 8 years have not altogether been pleasant as some Primates have absented themselves from some of the sessions, not attended services of Holy Communion and not even had the courtesy, in some instances, to say to the places where we were staying, that they would not be present for meals.

It is apparently a mystery in Wales as to why these things happened.  Not a word as to how the ABC had deliberately voided any of the decisions of the prior primates’ meetings, or his many other prevarications and disrespectful acts towards the global south primates, from the Panel of Reference to today.  I suppose the Bishop’s imagination is sufficiently constrained as to be unable to detect any connexion.

April 28, 12:29 pm | [comment link]
2. Cennydd13 wrote:

‘Barry the Lost,’ is he?  It looks that way.

April 28, 4:23 pm | [comment link]
3. robroy wrote:

When the fish stinks, look to the head. What is the head’s response to the stink? Form another committee.

Barry Morgan, you liberal rot is killing the Church of Wales. Resign now.

April 29, 12:09 am | [comment link]
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