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Date
1983 June
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 43
Date
1983 June
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 43
Mover
Rt. Rev. J.E. Hannen
Seconder
Rev. A. Cuthand
Text
"That this General Synod urge the Primate to request the World Council of Churches to include the major Canadian justice issue of aboriginal agenda, providing access for representative Canadian Native leaders to address this issue when aboriginal concerns throughout the world are dealt with on the agenda." CARRIED Act 43
Subjects
Indigenous peoples - Religious aspects - World Council of Churches
World Council of Churches. Assembly (6th : 1983 : Vancouver, B.C.) - Agenda
Indigenous peoples - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Indigenous peoples - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
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Report of the Committee on Ministry

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official254
Date
1983 June
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 44
Date
1983 June
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 44
Mover
Very Rev. J.R.H. Fowler
Seconder
Rt. Rev. L.F. Hatfield
Prologue
The Very Reverend J.R.H. Fowler spoke to the report of the Committee on Ministry. Courtesies of the House were requested for, and extended to,
Mrs. Marjorie Powles, Rev. H.B. Barrett
Canon R.R. Purdy spoke to a visual presentation on baptismal ministry.
Text
"That this General Synod request the Committee on Ministry to carry out further study of the Diaconate and to encourage this throughout the Church by such means as: regional conferences; brochures and other material to stimulate discussion; the focussing of questions about the Diaconate (such as its relationship to the priesthood) in appropriate places in the Church, and the development of other appropriate modes of study,"
The Expenditure Committee recommended that any funding needed to finance the action of this motion should be referred to the Program Committee. The motion was put and CARRIED Act 44
Subjects
Deacons - Anglican Church of Canada
Ministry - Anglican Church of Canada
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Report of the Committee on Ministry

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Date
1983 June
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 45
Date
1983 June
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 45
Mover
Rev. Elspeth Alley
Seconder
Mrs. Helen Woolley
Text
"That this General Synod accept the following guidelines for a healthy deployment system for clergy as submitted by the Committee on Ministry as a follow-up to the booklet "Guidelines for Fair Employment Practices" published by the Committee on Ministry in 1979:
1. deployment is based on and facilitates a national and diocesan mission strategy;
2. the system is responsive to human need;
3. there is optimum matching and regular supervision and evaluation of individuals and positions;
4. the individual priest and congregation are participating in the process;
5. neither the size nor the financial strength of the parish or diocese is a basis for distinction in deployment policy;
6. movement is facilitated between dioceses and regions;
7. accurate information is available to clergy about job opportunities;
8. all clergy have the opportunity to supply a current data file which would be available to dioceses and parishes;
9. there is a national policy of equal financial support for equal responsibility and competence required for stipendiary personnel;
10. resources are available to help parishes and clergy make healthy transitions at the beginning and end of appointment;
11. there are responsible methods of releasing clergy who are not effective in their ministry." CARRIED Act 45
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy - Appointment, call and election
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy - Rating of
Anglican Church of Canada - Personnel management
Guidelines for Fair Employment Practices
Employment - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Report of the Committee on Ministry

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Date
1983 June
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 46
Date
1983 June
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 46
Mover
Mr. D. Tinker
Seconder
Rt. Rev. J.C. Bothwell
Prologue
Moved by : Rt. Rev. C.J. Lawrence
Seconded by: Very Rev. J.R.H. Fowler
"That this General Synod approve, in principle, the formation of an Organization of Professional Lay Ministers as outlined in the report of the Committee on Ministry, and that the proposed Canon X (resolution 55a) be withdrawn and returned to the Committee on Ministry for further work, in consultation with the Organization Committee, before the next General Synod."
The sitting adjourned at 11:30 a.m. prior to debate, for the report of the Canadian Church Historical Society which took the form of a bus tour of three historic churches in the Fredericton area.
The debate on the resolution on the Organization of Professional Lay Ministers commenced.
Text
"That the motion be put." CARRIED
The motion was put and CARRIED. Act 46
Subjects
Lay ministry - Anglican Church of Canada
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Report of the Committee on Ministry

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official257
Date
1983 June
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 47
Date
1983 June
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 47
Mover
Very Rev. J.R.H. Fowler
Seconder
Ven. M.J. Caswell
Text
"That Canon XII be repealed and the following enacted in its place:
1. Continuing Education Plan of the Anglican Church of Canada
a) There shall be a Plan to provide resources for continuing education of the clergy and lay workers who are members of the Plan.
b) The said Plan shall be called the `Continuing Education Plan of The Anglican Church of Canada' and is hereinafter referred to as the `Continuing Education Plan'.
2. Continuing Education Fund of the Anglican Church of Canada
a) There shall be a Fund designated as the `Continuing Education Fund of The Anglican Church of Canada', hereinafter referred to as the `Continuing Education Fund' for the purpose of providing benefits in accordance with the Regulations approved by the National Executive Council.
b) The Continuing Education Fund shall be provided by assessment on congregation or other salary paying sources and upon members.
3. Membership
a) Bishops and members of the clergy who are on the Register of a participating diocese, organization, or the national office, shall be members of the Continuing Education Plan and shall be subject to the provisions of Canon XII and its regulations.
b) Lay Workers in paid Church employment upon application by the Lay Worker and the employer with the approval of the appropriate diocese or organization or office, may become members of the Continuing Education Plan.
c) Persons who become eligible for entry to the Plan after reaching sixty years of age may choose not to join the Plan.
d) When a member ceases paid employment in the Church, his membership may be terminated.
e) Membership originates on the first day of any month. An applicant becomes eligible for membership at the beginning of the first month after the date of the commencement of continuous employment.
4. Administrative Unit
a) There shall be a Continuing Education Plan Administrative Unit responsible for the operation of the Plan, subject to the authority of the National Executive Council. It shall report to the National Executive Council through the Committee on Ministry.
b) The Continuing Education Plan Administrative Unit shall consist of:
i) the staff member responsible for the administration of the Plan, hereinafter called the Administrator;
ii) the Director of Pensions or the Deputy Director of Pensions;
iii) four members of the Plan appointed by the National Executive Council.
c) The functions of the Unit shall be: to advise the Administrator on matters of policy; to authorize payment of Special and Sabbatical grants, and expenses incurred in the administration of the Plan; and from time to time, to propose changes in Regulations to the National Executive Council.
5. Policy and Regulations
a) The policy and operation of the Plan shall be governed by the Regulations appended to this Canon.
b) The National Executive Council may from time to time alter or replace the said Regulations or any of them or make new regulations.
c) Notice of any such proposed change shall be given to the National Executive Council at a meeting before the meeting at which the proposed change is to be considered, and such notice shall be given forthwith after the first meeting above mentioned to each participating diocese, office and organization.
6. Collection and Disbursement of Funds
a) Salary paying sources shall collect members' assessments and remit them together with their own assessment to the Pension Committee.
b) The Continuing Education Funds shall be invested in the Consolidated Trust Fund of The Anglican Church of Canada.
c) Payments out of the Fund for ordinary benefits to members shall be authorized by the Administrator.
d) Withdrawals from the Fund for Special and Sabbatical grants and to defray expense incurred in the administration of the Plan shall be authorized by the Administrative Unit.
e) The Pension Committee shall have authority to draw from the fund expenses incurred in the administration and care of the Fund." CARRIED Act 47
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy - Education (Continuing education)
Anglican Church of Canada - Employees - Education (Continuing education)
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution. Canon XII
Continuing education - Anglican Church of Canada
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Report of the Organization Committee

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Date
1983 June
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 48
Date
1983 June
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 48
Mover
Dr. Betty C. Graham
Seconder
Rt. Rev. F.F. Nock
Text
"That Section 6(g) of the Declaration of Principles be amended by adding the words `licensing and' following the word `governing'." CARRIED Unanimously Act 48
Notes
Section 6(g) of the Declaration of Principles now reads:
`g) The declaration of general principles governing licensing and discipline in the Church.'
Chancellor Ryan noted that the new Canons XVII, XVIII, XIX, and XX would have to be approved by two successive General Synods.
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution. Canon XVII
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution. Canon XVIII
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution. Canon XIX
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution. Canon XX
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Declaration of Principles
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy - Discipline
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy - Licensing
Church discipline - Anglican Church of Canada
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Report of the Organization Committee

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official266
Date
1983 June
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 49
Date
1983 June
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 49
Mover
Chancellor H.R.S. Ryan
Seconder
Rt. Rev. F.F. Nock
Text
"That Canon XVIII be repealed and new Canon XVII be enacted in its place.
CANON XVII - EPISCOPAL JURISDICTION RESPECTING THE CLERGY
1. Subject to the limitations stated in Section 6 of this Canon, every priest and deacon of The Anglican Church of Canada shall be subject to the jurisdiction of a diocesan bishop.
2. Each co-adjutor, suffragan, assistant or retired bishop shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the bishop of the diocese in which he resides.
3. Each diocesan bishop shall keep a register of the bishops, priests and deacons ordained within or for the diocese and those received from other jurisdictions. Such register shall include the following information for each individual:
a) dates and places of ordination as deacon/priest/bishop and in each case the name of the ordaining bishop(s);
b) a record of his ecclesiastical appointments;
c) the date of entering the diocese;
d) a notation of any change of canonical status;
e) a report of any transfer to another ecclesiastical jurisdiction.
4. No bishop, priest or deacon shall exercise an ordained ministry without a license from the diocesan bishop, issued in accordance with the Canons and Regulations approved by the diocesan Synod and the appropriate provincial Synod;
Provided that at his discretion a bishop may give informal permission to a bishop, priest or deacon not licensed by him to exercise an ordained ministry within that diocese.
5. When a diocesan bishop has reasonable grounds to believe that a bishop, not of his diocese, or a priest or deacon not licensed or permitted by him is officiating, or is about to officiate, in his diocese, he may, by notice in writing to such bishop, priest or deacon inhibit him from officiating in that diocese. All clergy in the diocese shall be advised in writing of the bishop's decision, and instructed not to allow the inhibited bishop, priest or deacon to officiate.
6. a) Bishops, priests and deacons who are engaged in specialized ministries outside the diocese where they are registered, shall be considered to be on leave of absence from that diocese, and subject to the general supervision of the bishop of the diocese in which the specialized ministry is exercised;
b) Clergy employed at the National Office shall be subject to the episcopal jurisdiction of the Primate without prejudice to their synodical status in the diocese from which they are on leave.
c) A bishop, priest or deacon serving outside Canada, under the auspices of The Anglican Church of Canada, shall be subject to the episcopal authority of the diocese in which he serves. The Primate and the appropriate diocesan bishop in each instance, shall give to the bishop, priest or deacon letters of commendation, or Letters Bene Decessit, as appropriate.
d) Names of bishops, priests and deacons who have relinquished or abandoned the exercise of their ministry shall be recorded on a list maintained by the Primate of The Anglican Church of Canada.
7. When a priest or deacon in good standing requests a transfer to another diocese the bishop of the diocese he wishes to leave shall forward Letters Bene Decessit to the bishop of the new diocese (Schedule A). Such priest or deacon shall be subject to the episcopal jurisdiction of the aforementioned bishop until the Letters are accepted and acknowledged by the bishop of the diocese to which such priest or deacon requests a transfer (Schedule C).
8. a) A chaplain holding a commission requiring full-time service in the Canadian Forces shall be subject to the episcopal jurisdiction of the Bishop Ordinary to the Canadian Forces.
b) The Bishop Ordinary, on receipt of Letters Testimonial with respect to a chaplain in the Canadian Forces (Schedule B) shall issue a license authorizing such chaplain to serve as a priest of The Anglican Church of Canada in the Canadian Forces. Before receiving such license a chaplain shall take the oaths and subscriptions required by the Bishop Ordinary.
CANON XVIII - SCHEDULE A
Form of Letters Bene Decessit
I hereby certify that the Reverend..., who has signified to me his\her desire to be transferred to the episcopal jurisdiction of the Bishop of the Diocese of ...., is a bishop/priest/deacon in good standing of the Diocese of ... .
Witness my Hand and Seal this ...day of... 19... . Signed... Bishop of .... .
CANON XVII - SCHEDULE B
Form of Letters Testimonial with respect to a Chaplain in the Canadian Forces. I hereby certify that the Reverend..., having with my consent accepted a commission as a chaplain in the Canadian Forces, is a priest in good standing on leave from the Diocese of .... I hereby transfer the Reverend... to your episcopal jurisdiction. Signed... Bishop of...
CANON XVII - SCHEDULE C
Form of Acceptance
The Letters Bene Decessit from the Bishop of... with respect to the transfer to this diocese of the Reverend..., have been presented to me, and have been accepted.
Witness my Hand and Seal this... day.. of 19.. . Signed ... Bishop of..." CARRIED Act 49
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution. Canon XVIII
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution. Canon XVII
Anglican Church of Canada - Bishops
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy - Discipline
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy - Licensing
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Report of the Organization Committee

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official267
Date
1983 June
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 50
Date
1983 June
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 50
Mover
Rt. Rev. R.E.F. Berry
Seconder
Rt. Rev. J.C. Bothwell
Prologue
Moved by: Chancellor H.R.S. Ryan
Seconded by: Rt. Rev. F.F. Nock
"That Canon XXII be repealed and new Canon XVIII be enacted in its place.
CANON XVIII - DISCIPLINE
I. Episcopal Jurisdiction
1. Each diocesan bishop of The Anglican Church of Canada has by virtue of his episcopal office, ecclesiastical jurisdiction, authority, and power of discipline, over all members of the clergy and laity of the said Church, within his diocese, and members of the clergy under his jurisdiction as defined in Canon XVII.
2. Each provincial metropolitan of The Anglican Church of Canada has by virtue of his metropolitical office, ecclesiastical jurisdiction, authority, and power of discipline over all bishops holding episcopal office or resident within his ecclesiastical province.
3. Each metropolitan shall be subject to the ecclesiastical jurisdiction authority and discipline of the remaining metropolitans.
4. The Bishop Ordinary shall be subject to the ecclesiastical jurisdiction, authority and discipline of the Primate.
II. DISCIPLINE RESPECTING BISHOPS, PRIESTS AND DEACONS
1. Assuming the standard of conduct of the clergy as outlined in the services of Ordination of the Church, bishops, priests and deacons of The Anglican Church of Canada shall be liable to discipline for any of the following offences:
a) crime or immorality;
b) an act which violates his oath of canonical obedience, including obedience to the Constitution and Canons of the Diocese, Ecclesiastical Province and the General Synod;
c) wilful or habitual neglect of the exercise of his ministry without cause;
d) wilful or habitual neglect of the duties of any office or position of trust to which he has been appointed;
e) teaching or advocating doctrines contrary to those accepted by The Anglican Church of Canada;
f) contemptuous or disrespectful conduct towards the bishop of the diocese in matters pertaining to the administration of the affairs of the diocese or parish;
2. The Synod of each diocese shall by Canon establish a Diocesan Court and promulgate rules and regulations for determining the practice and procedures of the Court.
3. a) The diocesan Court may try any priest or deacon on the register of the diocese for any offence mentioned in this Canon, wherever committed.
b) Subject to the provisions of section (4) the diocesan Court may try any priest or deacon of The Anglican Church of Canada not on the register of the diocese, for any offence mentioned in the canon committed in the diocese.
c) An appeal to the Provincial Court may be taken from any judgment of a Diocesan Court.
4. a) In the event of an offence being alleged against a priest or deacon under the provisions of section 3(b), proceedings with respect to such an offence shall not be instituted until notice of such allegation has been given to the bishop of the diocese in which the priest or deacon is registered, who shall forthwith give or refuse his consent for proceedings to be instituted by the bishop of the diocese in which the alleged offence occurs.
b) If such consent is given the charge shall be proceeded with and tried within the diocese in which the allegation was made.
c) If such consent is refused then within six months immediately following the receipt of such notice the bishop refusing such consent may institute proceedings with respect to the alleged offence in accordance with the Canons of the diocese.
d) The trial of any priest or deacon in one diocese shall be a bar to further proceedings in any other diocese for the same offence.
5. Proceedings on a charge of any offence shall be commenced within twelve months from the time when the facts giving rise to the charge became known to the informant or otherwise became publicly known, whichever period first expires.
6. A priest or deacon has the right to request a trial, if allegations of an offence are made against him, and three months have elapsed from the time of the making of the allegations, and no statement about, or intention to undertake, proceedings, or otherwise, has been made.
7. a) If it appears to the bishop that great scandal is likely to arise if the alleged offender continues to perform the services of the Church while a charge is under investigation or that his ministration will be useless while a charge is pending, the bishop may inhibit the alleged offender from performing any service of the Church, either in that diocese or elsewhere, pending such investigation or until the bishop withdraws the inhibition, or until sentence has been given.
b) During continuance of such inhibition the alleged offender shall not be deprived of any of the emoluments of his office, as are payable by or under the control of the bishop of Synod.
c) The bishop may at any time revoke such inhibition.
8. a) In any trial, if the offence is proved, sentence shall be pronounced by the bishop within thirty days.
b) The following are the penalties which may be imposed:
i) admonition, either private or public at the bishop's discretion;
ii) suspension from the exercise of ministry or office for a defined period of time and under conditions imposed by the Court;
iii) deprivation of office;
iv) deposition from the exercise of ministry.
9. The Provincial Synod of each ecclesiastical province shall by Canon establish a Provincial Court and promulgate rules and regulations for determining the practice and procedures of that Court.
10. a) The provincial Court shall:
i) hear and determine any appeal from the judgment or decree of any diocesan bishop or of any diocesan Court within the ecclesiastical province,
ii) hear and determine charges against bishops under the jurisdiction of the ecclesiastical province respecting the offences mentioned in this Canon;
b) The metropolitans may direct that a charge with respect to a provincial metropolitan shall be heard in provincial Court other than that of the province to which such metropolitan belongs;
c) A metropolitan may direct that a charge with respect to a bishop shall be heard in a provincial Court other than that of the province to which such bishop belongs.
11. Notice of suspension, deprivation or deposition, shall be sent to all metropolitans and diocesan bishops of The Anglican Church of Canada.
12 a) A metropolitan or his successor in the office may reinstate, at his discretion, a bishop formerly of his province.
b) A bishop, or his successor in the See, may reinstate a priest or deacon formally of his See, at his discretion. He shall send notice of such reinstatement to all metropolitans and diocesan bishops of The Anglican Church of Canada, and the person concerned.
III. DISCIPLINE RESPECTING LAITY
This Canon shall apply (with necessary adaptations) to lay persons holding a bishop's license or appointment, or elected, appointment or commissioned to a synodical office, or an office or responsibility within a parish.
Text
"That sections 2 and 3 of Part I be deleted." CARRIED
Part I now reads:
I. Episcopal Jurisdiction
1. Each diocesan bishop of The Anglican Church of Canada has by virtue of his episcopal office, ecclesiastical jurisdiction, authority, and power of discipline, over all members of the clergy and laity of the said Church, within his diocese, and members of the clergy under his jurisdiction as defined in Canon XVII.
2. The Bishop Ordinary shall be subject to the ecclesiastical jurisdiction, authority and discipline of the Primate.
The motion as amended was put and CARRIED Act 50
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution. Canon XXII
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution. Canon XVIII
Anglican Church of Canada - Bishops
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy - Discipline
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy - Licensing
Church discipline - Anglican Church of Canada
Ecclesiastical courts - Anglican Church of Canada
Episcopacy - Anglican Church of Canada
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Report of the Organization Committee

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official268
Date
1983 June
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 51
Date
1983 June
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 51
Mover
Chancellor H.R.S. Ryan
Seconder
Rt. Rev. F.F. Nock
Text
"That Canons XIX and XX be repealed and new Canon XIX enacted in their place.
CANON XIX - RELINQUISHMENT AND ABANDONMENT OF THE MINISTRY
A. Relinquishment
1. Any priest or deacon may declare in writing, according to the form prescribed in Schedule A, that he wishes to relinquish the exercise of the ordained ministry. The form of relinquishment duly signed and witnessed, shall be delivered to the bishop of the diocese in which the said priest or deacon is registered.
2. The bishop, having consulted personally where possible with the priest or deacon, shall communicate in writing to the person so declaring his acceptance of the relinquishment.
3. The bishop shall give notice of the relinquishment to the Primate and all diocesan bishops of The Anglican Church of Canada according to the form prescribed in Schedule B.
4. Relinquishment of the exercise of the ordained ministry removes from the priest or deacon the right to exercise that office, including spiritual authority as a minister of Word and Sacraments conferred in ordination. Any license held by him for which it is an indispensable qualification for him to have such ministry shall be null and void.
5. The bishop or his successor in the See may terminate such relinquishment and reinstate the priest or deacon in the exercise of the ordained ministry. Notice thereof shall be communicated to the Primate and all diocesan bishops of The Anglican Church of Canada.
6. If, following consultation and due enquiry, reinstatement is declined the priest or deacon may appeal to the metropolitan of the ecclesiastical province. The metropolitan shall attempt to mediate between the parties, and if he is unsuccessful in resolving the matter, he shall refer the request to the provincial Court. If the bishop refusing such appeal shall be the metropolitan the appeal shall be made to the other diocesan bishop of the province senior by the rule of the province.
B. Abandonment
1. Any priest or deacon, who has not relinquished the exercise of the ordained ministry and has:
a) abandoned the Anglican Church of Canada either by public renunciation of its doctrine or discipline, or by formal admission into another religious body, or in any other manner;
b) abandoned the practice of the ordained ministry of Word and Sacraments for a period of two years, unless prevented from doing so by illness or other reasonable cause (including retirement);
c) engaged in secular employment without the written consent of the bishop of the diocese where he is registered to the substantial detriment of the ordained ministry;
shall be presumed to have abandoned the exercise of his ordained ministry. Notice to this effect shall be sent to the priest or deacon according to the form of declaration prescribed in Schedule C, along with a copy of this canon.
2. a) It shall be the right of the priest or deacon to submit to the bishop within sixty days either:
i) a statutory declaration that the facts alleged in the notice are untrue, or
ii) a retraction of the acts and declarations which constitute a renunciation of the doctrine and discipline of The Anglican Church of Canada, or which led to his admission into another religious body, or other act of abandonment, or
iii) an undertaking to cease secular employment.
b) The bishop shall then make due enquiry into the matter. If he is then of the opinion that the circumstances set forth in the notice are true, he shall affirm in writing that the priest or deacon is of the opinion that the circumstances set forth in the notice are not true, or if the retraction or undertaking is acceptable, then the notice of abandonment shall be revoked in writing.
3. Should the priest or deacon not oppose the notice in writing within sixty days from the date thereof, the bishop shall then affirm that the priest or deacon has abandoned the exercise of the ordained ministry and shall notify him in writing of this decision.
4. The bishop's affirmation of abandonment of the exercise of ordained ministry removes from the priest or deacon the right to exercise the Sacraments conferred in ordination. Any license held by him for which it is an indispensable qualification for him to have such a ministry shall be null and void.
5. The bishop shall give notice of the abandonment of the exercise of the ordained ministry to all metropolitans and diocesan bishops of The Anglican Church of Canada according to the form prescribed in Schedule D.
6. On application of the priest or deacon the bishop or his successor in the See may restore such priest or deacon to the exercise of the ordained ministry. Notice thereof shall be communicated to all metropolitans and diocesan bishops of The Anglican Church of Canada.
7. A priest or deacon may appeal an affirmation of abandonment of the exercise of the ordained ministry or a refusal of reinstatement to the metropolitan of the ecclesiastical province. The metropolitan shall attempt to mediate between the parties, and if he is unsuccessful in resolving the matter, he shall refer the request to the provincial Court. If the bishop affirming the abandonment of the ordained ministry shall be the metropolitan the appeal shall be made to the diocesan bishop of the province senior by the rule of the province.
C. Bishops
1. The provisions of Part A and B of this Canon shall also apply to bishops of The Anglican Church of Canada. In such cases the metropolitan of the province in which the bishop resides shall perform the functions assigned by these Sections to the bishop in the case of clergy. In the case of a provincial metropolitan, the Primate shall perform the functions assigned by these Sections to the bishop in the case of clergy. In the case of the Primate, the metropolitan senior by election shall perform the functions assigned by these Sections to the bishop in the case of clergy.
2. The right of appeal defined in Sections A. 6. and B. 7. of this Canon shall lie in the case of a bishop with the provincial House of Bishops, and in the case of a metropolitan, to the metropolitans not involved in the case.
CANON XIX - SCHEDULE A
Relinquishment of the Exercise of the Ministry
I, ..., having been admitted to the office of priest/deacon of The Anglican Church of Canada have voluntarily relinquished the exercise of that ministry according to the terms of Canon XIX of the General Synod of The Anglican Church of Canada. Witness... Signed... Date...
CANON XIX - SCHEDULE B
Notice of Relinquishment of the Exercise of the Ministry
This is a notification that the Reverend..., having been admitted to the office of priest/deacon in The Anglican Church of Canada, has voluntarily relinquished the exercise of that ministry according to the terms of Canon XIX of the General Synod of The Anglican Church of Canada. The date from which this relinquishment is effective is... .
CANON XIX - SCHEDULE C
Notice of Presumption of Abandonment
To the Reverend..., this is to advise that under the terms of Canon XIX (enclosed) of the General Synod of The Anglican Church of Canada you are presumed to have abandoned the exercise of the ministry to which you were ordained.
This notice is based on the following facts: ................
Date... Signed... Witness.... Bishop of ....
Notice of Abandonment
This is a notification that the Reverend .... having been admitted to the office of priest/deacon in The Anglican Church of Canada, has abandoned the exercise of that ministry. Signed... CARRIED Act 51
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution. Canon XIX
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution. Canon XX
Anglican Church of Canada - Bishops
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy - Discipline
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy - Licensing
Church discipline - Anglican Church of Canada
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Report of Organization Committee

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official271
Date
1983 June
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 52
Date
1983 June
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 52
Mover
Chancellor H.R.S. Ryan
Seconder
Rt. Rev. F.F. Nock
Text
"That Canon XVII be repealed and new Canon XX be enacted in its place.
CANON XX - THE SUPREME COURT OF APPEAL
1. Court of Appeal
There shall be a final Court of Appeal for The Anglican Church of Canada, hereinafter referred to as `the Supreme Court', which shall be called The Supreme Court of Appeal for The Anglican Church of Canada.
2. Jurisdiction
a) Subject to the limitations hereinafter prescribed, the Supreme Court shall have jurisdiction to hear and determine any appeal:
i) from the judgment or decision of the bishop of any diocese or the judgment or decision of any diocesan Court, or
i) from the judgment or decision of the Court of any ecclesiastical province.
b) An appeal can be taken to the Supreme Court only:
i) when the decision appealed from relates to doctrine or worship, or
ii) where a bishop has been tried, or
iii) when the validity or interpretation of any provision of the Declaration of Principles or the Constitution or any Canon of the General Synod or the Constitution or any Canon of a provincial Synod or of a diocesan Synod is in question.
c) Except on an appeal where a bishop has been tried, an appeal shall be taken to the Supreme Court only with leave obtained in accordance with the rules of the Supreme Court.
d) The Supreme Court shall have jurisdiction upon a case being stated by, or at the request of:
i) the General Synod, or
ii) any provincial or diocesan Synod, or
iii) the House of Bishops of The Anglican Church of Canada, or of any ecclesiastical province.
iv) a Court of any ecclesiastical province or diocese, to determine the validity or interpretation of any provision of the Declaration of Principles or the Constitution or any Canon of the General Synod or the Constitution or any Canon of a provincial Synod or of a diocesan Synod.
e) There shall be no appeal to the Supreme Court on questions of fact, except on an appeal from a decision given on the trail of a bishop.
f) No appeal shall be permitted for error or defect in form in any proceedings or judgment.
3. The Court
a) The Supreme Court shall be composed of nine members.
b) On an appeal or a case stated from the trial of a bishop, five members shall be bishops holding episcopal office in The Anglican Church of Canada, two shall be members of the clergy of The Anglican Church of Canada and two shall be members of the laity of The Anglican Church of Canada.
c) On an appeal or a case stated from the trial of a priest or deacon, two members shall be bishops holding episcopal office as aforesaid, five shall be members of the clergy as aforesaid, and five shall be members of the laity as aforesaid.
e) In any other proceeding, three members shall be bishops holding episcopal office as aforesaid, three shall be members of the clergy as aforesaid, and three shall be members of the laity as aforesaid.
f) No person who is or has been involved, or has an interest in the case, as a party or witness shall be a member of the Court.
g) The Primate and the provincial metropolitans, or such of them as are not or have not been involved, or do not have an interest in the case, shall appoint in writing, the members of the Court.
h) The Primate and metropolitans making the appointments may appoint themselves as members of the Court.
i) If any member of the Court dies, or declines to act or becomes incapable of doing so, of develops an interest in the case, or if a bishop ceases to hold episcopal office as aforesaid, before the hearing is commenced, his place shall be filled in the same way. If the vacancy occurs after the hearing has commenced the remaining members of the Court may continue the hearing and give judgment; or in their discretion direct that a new Court be appointed and the hearing re-commended.
j) The Primate, if he is a member of the Court, and otherwise the metropolitan senior by election, or if no metropolitan is a member of the Court the bishop senior by consecration shall be the President of the Court.
4. Assessors
a) The Supreme Court shall be advised by at least four assessors chosen for each proceeding as below provided.
i) One assessor shall be the chancellor of the General Synod, unless he is or has been involved in the case, and if he is or has been so involved, the vice-chancellor of the General Synod, if one is in office.
ii) In a proceeding involving a question of doctrine, at least two assessors shall be theologians who are members of The Anglican Church of Canada appointed in the same manner as members of the Court.
iii) The other assessors shall be provincial or diocesan chancellors appointed in the same manner as members of the Court.
b) No assessors shall be chosen who have been involved in the case.
c) If an assessor dies, or declines to act or becomes incapable of doing so, or becomes involved in the case, or is unable to attend a sitting of the Court, a substitute similarly qualified shall be appointed to act at the sitting or during the remainder of the proceedings as may be required.
5. Appellant
Any party to a cause or matter which is appealable to the Supreme Court may appeal.
6. Notice of Appeal
Written notice of appeal from any judgment or decision proposed to be appealed from must be given by the appellant within 60 days from the time of pronouncing such judgment or decision. Such notice shall be given to such persons and in such manner as shall be prescribed by the rules of the Supreme Court.
7. Sittings
The Supreme Court may sit in any diocese at such time and place as the President of the Court may order and direct.
8. Rules
a) The Supreme Court, or a committee of the members thereof, shall from time to time, make all necessary rules or orders with respect to the Officers of the Court and their mode of appointment, the fees to be paid the Officers, the mode in which interlocutory applications shall be heard, the procedure of the Court, and all other matters necessary for the effectual carrying out of the Provisions of this Canon, and in so doing shall be assisted by the Chancellor of the General Synod, and such rules or orders may be altered from time to time by like authority as may be necessary. Until otherwise provided the Rules published as an appendix to this Canon shall continue in effect.
b) The time for taking any proceedings under the provisions of this Canon or the rules of procedure may be extended in such manner as the rules may provide.
9. Frivolous or Vexatious Appeals
The Supreme Court may on summary application dismiss any appeal that is frivolous or vexations or otherwise an obvious abuse of the process of the Court.
10. Judgment
a) Before delivering judgment on a question of doctrine, the Supreme Court shall refer the question to the other bishops listed in Section 3(b) (i)-(iv) of the Declaration of Principles and ask for the individual written opinion of each such bishop on the question and shall consider the opinions of the bishops who reply to the request within two months after the making of the reference in reaching its decision.
b) Every appeal shall be heard and disposed of by the Supreme Court within two years from the time the judgment or decision appealed from was pronounced.
c) The Judgment of the Supreme Court shall be final and conclusive in any proceeding in respect of all matters in question in the proceeding." CARRIED Act 52
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution. Canon XVII
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution. Canon XX
Anglican Church of Canada. Supreme Court of Appeal
Ecclesiastical courts - Anglican Church of Canada
Church discipline - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy - Discipline
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