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[Messages From the Lower House: No. F. Asking for Lambeth Resolutions]

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Date
1921 October 5-15
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1921 October 5-15
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Chancellor Worrell
Seconder
Chancellor Davidson
Prologue
Message, From The Upper House
No. 4. Union
That the Upper House of the General Synod of the Church of England in Canada having taken part in the issuing of an 'Appeal to all Christian People,' from the Bishops assembled with the Lambeth Conference of 1920, and, having agreed to a resolution committing to the National, Regional and Provincial authorities of the Churches within the Anglican Communion, the task of putting the aforesaid Appeal into effect, accordingly send down to the Lower House the following Resolutions, and ask for concurrence in the same:
1. The Upper House of the General Synod of the Church of England in Canada welcomes and adopts the 'Appeal to all Christian People' contained in Resolution No. 9 of the Lambeth Conference.
2. The Upper House accepts Resolutions No. 10 of the Lambeth Conference as follows:
- "The Conference recommends to the authorities of the Churches of the Anglican Communion that they should, in such ways and at such times as they think best, formally invite the authorities of 'other churches' within their areas to confer with them concerning the possibility of taking definite steps to co-operate in a common endeavour, on the lines set forth in the above Appeal, to restore the unity of the Church of Christ".
The Upper House recommends that all formal invitations to the authorities of other Churches within the Dominion of Canada, and all conferences that may result therefrom, shall be in charge of a Special Joint Committee, to be appointed for this purpose at this session of the General Synod.
3. The Upper House also confirms the following Resolution No. 12 (B) (i) and (ii) of the Lambeth Conference Report:
- (i) It cannot approve of general schemes of inter-communion or exchange of pulpits;
- (ii) In accordance with the principles of Church order set forth in the Preface to the Ordinal attached to the Book of Common Prayer, it cannot approve the celebration in Anglican churches of the Holy Communion for members of the Anglican Church by ministers who have not been episcopally ordained; and that it should be regarded as the general rule of the Church that Anglican communicants should receive Holy Communion only at the hands of ministers of their own Church, or of Churches in communion therewith.
The Upper House also accepts Resolution No. 12, (A) (i) of the Lambeth Conference as defined in the following terms:
- "The Bishops of the Church of England in Canada will support the action of any Bishop who, provided there be no 'Canonical Impediment,' gives occasional authorization to Ministers not episcopally ordained, to preach in churches within his Diocese, and to Clergy of his Diocese to preach in the churches of such Ministers, provided that, in his opinion, such Ministers are working towards an ideal of union, such as is described in the Lambeth Appeal, it being clearly and distinctly understood that this involves:
- (i) The whole-hearted acceptance by such Ministers of all set forth in Paragraph VI of the 'Appeal to all Christian People,' which is as follows:
- "We believe that the visible unity of the Church will be found to involve the whole-hearted acceptance of:
- The Holy Scriptures, as the record of God's revelation of Himself to man, and as being the rule and ultimate standard of faith; and the Creed commonly called Nicene, as the sufficient statement of the Christian faith, and either it or the Apostles' Creed as the Baptismal confession of belief:
- The divinely instituted sacraments of Baptism and the Holy Communion, as expressing for all the corporate life of the whole fellowship in and with Christ.
- A ministry acknowledged by every part of the Church as possessing not only the inward call of the Spirit, but also the commission of Christ and the authority of the whole body;"
- (2) An expression of the approval of the ultimate acceptance of the Episcopacy for the United Church.
4. The Upper House accepts Resolution 12 (A) (ii), which is as follows:
- "The Bishops of the Anglican Communion will not question the action of any Bishop who, in the few years between the initiation and the completion of a 'definite scheme' of union, shall countenance the irregularity of admitting to Communion the baptized but unconfirmed Communicants of the non-episcopal congregations concerned in the scheme." They define the meaning of it as follows:
- "That by the words 'Initiation ... of a definite scheme of Union,' in Resolution 12 (A) (ii) we understand the formal adoption by the authorities of our Communion, and of a negotiating Communion, of a scheme of union based on the acceptance of the Lambeth Appeal".
Message No. 4 was received from the Upper House on the Lambeth Resolutions.
Text
That the Upper House be respectfully requested to transmit to this House the Resolutions of the Lambeth Conference, as it is impossible to consider Message No. 4 on Union until the said Resolutions are before the House. [p. 47]
Notes
Messages From the Upper House: No. 11. Re Lambeth Conference Reports.
That the President of the Upper House acknowledge receipt of request in Message F and present the Lower House with a certified copy of the Lambeth Conference Report. [pp. 154-155]
Schedule of Acts of Synod ....19. The approval and adoption of certain resolutions of the Lambeth Conference respecting an appeal to all Christian People with regard to re-union and certain provisions and resolutions in connection therewith. [p. 147]
[Text of "Resolutions Formally Adopted by the Lambeth Conference of 1920" including No. 9 "Reunion of Christendom" with "An Appeal to All Christian People" printed on pp. 196-218. Text NOT included in this electronic database.]
Subjects
Lambeth Conference, 1920 - Resolutions
Christian union - Anglican Communion
Christian union - Anglican Church of Canada
Ecumenical movement - Anglican Communion
Lambeth Appeal
Lord's Supper - Admission to - Anglican Church of Canada
Lord's Supper - Admission to - Anglican Communion
Lord's Supper and Christian union
Ministry and Christian union
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[No title available]

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Date
1921 October 5-15
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1921 October 5-15
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Chancellor Worrell
Seconder
Chancellor Davidson
Prologue
Message No. 11 was received from the Upper House conveying to the Lower House a certified copy of the Proceedings of the Lambeth Conference of 1920.
Text
Resolved: That the certified copy of the Proceedings of the Lambeth Conference be received and the Resolutions passed at the Conference be printed in full in the Journal.
Notes
Schedule of Acts of Synod ....19. The approval and adoption of certain resolutions of the Lambeth Conference respecting an appeal to all Christian People with regard to re-union and certain provisions and resolutions in connection therewith. [p. 147]
[Text of "Resolutions Formally Adopted by the Lambeth Conference of 1920" including No. 9 "Reunion of Christendom" with "An Appeal to All Christian People" printed on pp. 196-218. Text NOT included in this electronic database.]
Subjects
Lambeth Conference, 1920 - Resolutions
Church of England in Canada. General Synod. Journal of Proceedings
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[No title available]

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Date
1921 October 5-15
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1921 October 5-15
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Mr. F.W. Blankenbach
Seconder
Mr. E.J. Fream
Text
Resolved: That the Memorial of the Diocese of British Columbia re expenses to Lambeth Conference be referred to the Executive Council for investigation and to report at the next General Synod.
Notes
Memorial 10. Re Expenses to Lambeth Conference, etc. To the General Synod of the Church of England in Canada.
The Memorial of the Synod of the Diocese of British Columbia humbly sheweth:
That at the Annual Meeting of the Synod held February 3rd, 1921, the following resolution was passed:
"That this Synod memorializes the General Synod requesting that, is not otherwise provided for, provision be made for the payment of the travelling expenses of the Canadian Bishops attending Lambeth Conference and the expenses of the members of the Executive Council of the General Synod when attending its meetings by including the amount required in the triennial Assessments on the Dioceses".
And your Memorialist will ever pray.
Signed on behalf of the Synod of the Diocese of British Columbia this 29th day of July A.D. 1921. Charles Columbia, Chairman. [pp. 512-513]
Subjects
Lambeth Conference, 1920
Travel costs
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of British Columbia
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Committee on Radio Broadcasting

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Date
1955 August/September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1955 August/September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Rev. E.S. Bull
Seconder
Mr. W.St.C. Low
Prologue
This report was presented by the Rev. E.S. Bull.
Text
That the Report be adopted. Carried in both Houses.
Notes
XXXI. Report of the Committee on Radio Broadcasting
To the Most Reverend, the Primate, and Members of General Synod:
The past few months have witnessed some very important developments in thinking and planning with regard to the role of radio and television broadcasting in the total mission of the Church. Before describing these developments, it will be useful to survey quickly the present organization in this department and the work that has been done since the last General Synod.
The Committee on Radio Broadcasting is composed of a Director, appointed by the Primate together with a Committee of five -- one representative from each Ecclesiastical Province, and a Secretary-Treasurer. The Director, in consultation with his Committee, has been responsible for all Anglican broadcasts produced on the networks of the CBC. In addition he has been one of two Anglican representatives on the CBC's National Religious Advisory Council, a body called into being by the CBC which meets monthly to advise the Corporation in matters pertaining to religious broadcasting.
One innovation in our use of the time allotted to us on the CBC's "Religious Period", was the production of a series on broadcasts in January of this year entitled "For Better For Worse". The subject of the broadcasts was Christian Marriage, and the speaker whose talks were introduced by dramatic sketches, was the Very Reverend Burton Thomas, Dean of Rupert's Land. The response to these broadcasts was beyond all our greatest expectations. The talks were printed, an distributed free of charge, along with other helpful literature pertaining to Marriage. There were over 2,200 requests for these printed talks, and letters of appreciation poured in from coast to coast, and from the United States. We have had requests, and expressions of appreciation from Provincial Synods, Provincial Departments of Health, University Schools of Nursing, Y.M.C.A. Secretaries, A.Y.P.A.'s, Chi Rho's, theological colleges and several Roman Catholic groups. Two interesting sidelights: four mothers with sons in the R.C.M.P. requested the talks, as they thought they would be just the thing for their boys; and sailors requestd more copies of the talks than all other members of the armed forces combined.
We hope that this may lead to further experimentation in the use of radio and TV in forwarding the work of the Church.
Financial aid has been given in the very important and commendable work of the Sunday School by Radio, although it has been agreed by the Committee that in view of the fact that 'now this has become an essential part of the activities of the G.B.R.E., the Board is to be requested to include the amount needed to continue Sunday School by Radio in the 1956 G.B.R.E. budget'. (Minutes of meeting of February 1955). This aid has been given out of the A.A.A. funds ($25,000) allocated to the Committee in 1952, and it is felt by the Committee that the money ought properly to be spent on the development of new work in this field.
In February of this year the present Director, who assumed his duties in April of 1954, presented a Brief to the Executive Committee of Executive Council, entitled 'The Place of Radio and Televsion Broadcasting in the Church of England in Canada', in which was set forth the present situation, together with an outline of the immediate needs and problems confronting the Church in this regard. This was prompted partly by a series of recent developments towards Inter-Church co-operation in relation to broadcasting, and partly by the obvious failure of ther church to take advantage of the tremendous potential in mass communication presented by radio and television.
The Executive Committee of the Executive Council, at the February 1955 meeting, requested the Primate to appoint a special committee to study and report on this Brief. The report of the special committee, as received by the Executive Committee of the Executive Council, will be submitted following the presentation of this report, by its Chairman, to the Synod for consideration and action.
In conclusion, I cannot state too strongly my conviction that we are bound in all conscience to make the best possible use of these tremendous new media of communication which are presented to us today. On this point one of the Public Relations Newsletters quotes from an Evanston report relevantly:
- "Literature and the arts play an increasing part in the shaping of men's outlook; but we also face today the overwhelming impact of the cinema, radio and television, as well as the greater perfection of posters, newspapers and magazines. The result is that the convictions and decisions of individuals in many countries are reached under the pressure of a common mental climate which these media of mass communication tend to create. Hence the Christian Church must use these same media; for it is essential that Christianity, the questions it asks and the answers it offers should permeate the general consciousness, if the ground is to be prepare for individual decisions for Jesus Christ ..."
In his penetrating essay on Christianity and Communication which appeared in the first issue of the Canadian Journal of Theology, Professor F.W. Dillistone writes:
- "Experiments are waiting to be made, techniques are waiting to be investigated. It is altogether doubtful whether televsion is the best means of communicating certain large aspects of Christian truth and certain critical proclamations of the Christian gospel. At the same time the Christian Churches dare not let this new and most powerful medium go by default".
I submit that in order to fulfil this responsibility it is imperative that we provide for adequate directorship, so that the Anglican Chuch can make known in every possible way the most important "information" ever communicated to man.
All of which is respectfully submitted,
E.S. Bull, Director, General Synod Committee on Radio Broadcasting.
Committee: The Rev, Canon E. Rigby, Sec'y Treasurer. The Rev. Canon G. Biddle, British Columbia. The Very Rev. N.D.B. Larmonth, Rupert's Land. The Rev. Gerald Burch, Ontario. The Ven. A.F. Bate, Canada.
Subjects
Church of England in Canada. Committee on Radio Broadcasting
Church of England in Canada. Special Committee on Radio Broadcasting
Mass media in religion - Anglican Church of Canada
Television in religion - Anglican Church of Canada
Radio in religion - Anglican Church of Canada
Communication - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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The Name of the Church

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Date
1955 August/September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1955 August/September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Bishop of Calgary
Seconder
Mr. W.L. Hammett
Text
The report of the Committee on The Name of the Church was presented by the Bishop of Calgary. Moved by the Bishop of Calgary, and seconded by Mr. W.L. Hammett, "That the report be received". Carried in both Houses.
Notes
Page 331.
XXV.
Report of the Committee on "The Name of the Church"
To the Most Reverend, the Primate, and Members of General Synod:
The present Committee on "The Name of the Church" was appointed by the Primate following the meeting of the Executive Council of 1954, wherein a resolution from the 1954 Synod of the Diocese of Toronto, reaffirming "the opinion given by the Synod of 1950 that the present name of 'The Church of England in Canada' be changed to 'The Anglican Church of Canada'", was considered in connection with a Message from the House of Bishops assembled to discuss the question of 'The Name of the Church', with recommendations." The Executive Council resolved as follows: "That a committee be appointed by the Primate to study the matter and report to the General Synod of 1955".
Membership of the committee is listed herewith, an asterisk benoting attendance of those members present at the meeting in February, 1955:
- Ex officio: *The Primate
- Chairman: *The Bishop of Calgary
- Secretary: *Rev. Canon H.R. Hunt
Ecclesiastical Province of:
Canada
- Very Rev. W.W. Davis
- Very Rev. R.L. Seaborn
- *Very Rev. G.H. Dowker
- Ven. A.F. Bate
Ontario
- The Bishop of Huron
- *The Bishop of Algoma
- *Rev. Canon A,T,F, Holmes
- *Lt. Col. M.L. Douglas
- *Mr. Bert Merson
Rupert's Land
- Ven. S.F. Tackaberry
- *Rev. F.R. Gartrell
- Mr.G.H. Linney
- *Mr. J.D. Middlemass
British Columbia
- *The Bishop of British Columbia
- Very Rev. P.R. Beattie
- Ven. D.S. Catchpole
In its study, the Committee noted that, whereas in the General Synod of 1949 the Lower House voted 157 to 62 in favour of the name, "The Anglican Church of Canada", the Upper House had voted non-concurrence by a vote of 12 to 8.
Now, in the Fall of 1954, it is the House of Bishops which has requested a fresh study of the question, "with recommendations". The Committee also observed that the decision in 1952 to retain the present name was on the division of 116 to 93.
Members of the Committee present at the meeting, in view of the recent events, especially the Minnesota Congress of 1954, are unanimous in their opinion that the mind of the Church is now moving in favour of a change in name for the Church. The present title is a limiting term and does not, especially to newcomers, adequately describe the Canadian Church.
In this connection, the opinion of the Right Reverend L.S. Hunter, Bishop of Sheffield, as expressed in a public lecture in Canada in September, 1954, may be noted: "Is it impertinent to ask whether the title, 'Church of England in Canada', is not an anachronism, and an increasing handicap ?"
Those present at the meeting, agreeing unanimously that a change in the name of the Church is desirable, also were of unanimous opinion that, despite recent objections, the most acceptable title for the Church is "The Anglican Church of Canada". It is therefore recommended to General Synod that the name of the Church be changed from "The Church of England in Canada" to "The Anglican Church of Canada", and that the necessary legal steps be taken to effect this change in name.
All of which is respectfully submitted,
George Calgary, Chairman.
H.R. Hunt, Secretary,
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada - Name
Church of England in Canada - Name
Incorporation - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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The Name of the Church

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Date
1955 August/September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1955 August/September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Bishop of Calgary
Seconder
Chancellor Harris
Text
"That Canon I (Name of the Church) Handbook p. 59, be repealed and the following be substituted: 'Canon I (Name of the Church) "The Church hitherto known as 'The Church of England in Canada' shall in future be styled 'The Anglican Church of Canada'."
Moved in amendment by the Bishop of Nova Scotia, seconded by the Bishop of Montreal, "That the name of the Church by changed to 'The Episcopal Church of Canada'.
The amendment was put to the vote of the Lower House and defeated.
The motion was put to the vote and carried -- in the Lower House (174 for; 40 against); -- in the Upper House (23 for; 4 against).
Subjects
Church of England in Canada - Name
Anglican Church of Canada - Name
Episcopal Church of Canada - Name
Church of England in Canada. General Synod. Constitution. Canon I
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution. Canon I
Incorporation - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Report of the Council for Social Service : Introductory Section

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Date
1955 August/September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1955 August/September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Canon Judd
Seconder
Rev. S.H. Prince
Prologue
This was presented by the Rev. Canon W.W. Judd, General Secretary of the Council for Social Service.
Text
That the Introductory Section be received. CARRIED in both Houses.
Subjects
Church of England in Canada. Council for Social Service
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Report of the Council for Social Service : Section I : "Promotional Efforts and Council Affairs"

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Date
1955 August/September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1955 August/September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Canon Judd
Seconder
Rev. S.H. Prince
Prologue
This was presented by the Rev. Canon W.W. Judd, General Secretary of the Council for Social Service.
Text
That this Introductory Section, excluding subsection 9, be received. CARRIED in both Houses.
Subjects
Church of England in Canada. Council for Social Service
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Report of the Council for Social Service : Section 9 : Finances

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Date
1955 August/September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1955 August/September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Canon Judd
Seconder
Mr. J.O. Elton
Prologue
This was presented by the Rev. Canon W.W. Judd, General Secretary of the Council for Social Service.
Text
That this subsection on Finance, together with the accompanying Financial Statements for the year 1954, duly adopted, be adopted. CARRIED in both Houses.
Subjects
Church of England in Canada. Council for Social Service - Finance
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Report of the Council for Social Service : Section II : "Immigration and Port Chaplaincy Work"

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Date
1955 August/September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1955 August/September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Canon Judd
Seconder
Rev. S.H. Prince
Prologue
This section was presented by Canon Judd.
Text
That this section be received. Carried in both Houses.
Subjects
Church of England in Canada. Council for Social Service
Canada - Emigration and immigration - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Church work with immigrants - Anglican Church of Canada
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