of the synod of the diocese of waiapu.
On Contributions By F. H. Piesse, Esq.
That the thanks of this Synod are due to F. H. Piesse, Esq., and his School children,* for the sum of £100. which has been contributed by them towards the support of Clergymen in this Diocese; and the Secretaries of the Synod are hereby requested to convey to them the thanks of the Synod by letter.
On the Election of Synodsmen.
|1.||That, until the number of persons in each Parish shall have been ascertained, it be left to the Bishop to determine the number of Synodsmen to be returned to the Synod, and also the number of Synodsmen to be elected by each Parish.|
|2.||That the month of December be the time for the election of Synodsmen by the several Parishes.|
|3.||That the Returning Officers be appointed by the Bishop, and that they have power to appoint Deputy Returning Officers.|
|4.||Every voting paper for the election of Synodsmen shall contain a declaration, that the voter is a member of the Church of England and Ireland in New Zealand. A single voting paper may contain the votes of one or more voters.|
|5.||That the Returning Officer shall give notice to the Chnrch members in his District of the time for the election of Synodsmen; such notice to be issued by him some time between the 10th day of November and the 10th day of December.|
|6.||That no voting paper shall be received by the Returning Officer or his Deputy after the 31st day of December.|
|7.||Immediately upon the election of a Synodsman for any Parish, the Returning Officer shall notify the same in writing to the Bishop; and the voting papers shall be delivered to the Bishop by the Synodsmen at the time of the Meeting of the Synod.|
|8.||In case of the death of the Synodsman of any Parish the Returning Officer of the District shall procure the election of another Synodsman by the same Parish; such Synodsman to be elected within two months from the date of the death of the first-elected Synodsman.|
|9.||That disputed elections shall be decided by the Synod.|
|10.||That the Synodsmen for the several Parishes shall be elected every year.|
|11.||Form of Voting Paper.
I (we) being a member (members) of the Church of England and Ireland in New Zealand, do hereby vote for as Synodsman for this Parish for the ensuing year.
With Reference to a Grant From the Church Missionary Society.
That this Synod gratefully acknowledges the liberality of the Church Missionary Society in making a grant of the sum of £450. which has been mentioned by the Bishop, towards the Endowment of Native Clergymen in this Diocese; and that the Bishop is requested to convey the thanks of the Synod to the said Society for the same.
On Tokomaru Parish.
That Tokomaru be recognized as a Parish, and that the said Parish extend from Anaura to Waimahuru.
On the Consideration to be Shewn to Clergymen and Lay Teachers.
That it is the duty of the people in the several villages to shew consideration for their Clergymen and Lay Teachers; and that Friday should be set apart as a day on which they may do work for their Clergymen and Lay Teachers; and further, that it is the duty of the people to make contributions for the supply of their wants, in order that both Clergymen and Lay Teachers may be able to discharge each their own duties without hindrance.
That it is the duty of the Clerical and Lay Members of this Synod, when they return to their respective homes, to urge upon all the members of the Church the obligation of using their best endeavours to raise funds for the purpose of sending the Gospel to the Heathen, and of thus showing their gratitude for the exceeding great love of God towards us.
* Campbell Street Juvenile Missionary Association, Hobarton.