Executive Committee Minutes 4

Scope and Content

Minutes date from 4 Feb 1976 to 19 Mar 2002

There are some loose agendas in the volume

Particular items:

5 Jul 1977 - preparation for Lambeth 1978 and the General Synod Debate

18 Jul 1978, 6 Dec 1978, 13 Mar 1979, 15 May 1979, 24 Jul 1979 - Golden Jubilee 1979 preparations

13 Mar 1979 - movement for the ordination of women

8 Jul 1980 - Anglican Group for the Ordination of Women to merge with Movement for the Ordination of Women; future of Society for the Ministry of Women in the Church

8 Dec 1980 - plans for day conference for 27 Jun 1981

27 Oct 1981 - efforts to obtain a speaker from the Orthodox Church had not been successful

8 Mar 1983 - General Synod planned to debate the admission of women to the diaconate in Jul and legislation regarding women ordained abroad in the autumn

21 Feb 1984 - measures relating to women's ministry to be debated in General Synod in 1984

6 Jun 1984 - Church of Ireland General Synod approved in principle the ordination of women as deacons and proceeded to adopt the enabling legislation

30 Apr 1985 - decided that Executive Committee should meet twice a year in future, in addition to arranging the Annual General Meeting

no typed minutes for 1986 (an oral report was given of meeting held on 4 Mar 1986)

6 Mar 1996 - steering committee of YEAST (Ecumenical Forum of Christian Groups for Change)

12 Mar 1997 - reports from Churches' representatives

11 Mar 1998, 10 Mar 1999 - situation re women ministers in our churches; treasurer's report attached

10 Mar 1999 - loose notes on possible role for Society for the Ministry of Women in the Church in following up the issues of the ecumenical decade - churches in solidarity with women by Jean M Mayland Mar 1999

14 Mar 2001 - Society for the Ministry of Women in the Church website set up

Announcement to Executive Committee - the need for minute secretary and correspondence secretary 2001; draft constitution 7 Mar 2000; draft bylaws in 7 Mar 2000; draft bylaws 29 Aug 2000 changes since 7 Mar 2000 and revisions since 4 Oct 2000

19 Mar 2002 - purple ribbon campaign