At Synod 2019 the decision was voted and passed that Moderator Rev. Simon Hansford’s term be extended by three years.
With the three year extension, the Moderator’s term will now finish in 2023.
“I appreciate…the gifts I have received,” Rev. Hansford said.
Synod members discussed the matter in a closed session.
Rev. Hansford thanked his wife Fiona, the General Secretary Jane Fry and Associated Secretary Bronwyn Murphy, as well as the staff in the Secretariat.
He said that his term as Moderator would be “part of a wider story.”
Rev. Hansford’s term as Moderator began in 2017. During this time, he has publicly represented the Synod in campaigns such as the Fair Treatment campaign for drug law reform and the Moderator’s drought appeal.
Jonathan Foye is Insights’ Editor