File consists of correspondence and papers regarding the authority of the Anglican Church of Canada and the Marriage Canon on the issue of same sex marriage. Papers are primarily written by Ron Stevenson, Chancellor of General Synod, but includes correspondence with H.R.S. Ryan. Papers include: Civil Marriage, Religious Marriage and Common-Law Relationships [1991?], An Anglican Understanding of Authority (2003), Chancellor's Report re: clarity (2006), Unity in Diversity of Unity vs Diversity (2007), Memorandum re: changes in secular law respecting conjugal relationships, History of Sexuality Issues in the Anglican Church of Canada (2008), The Ecclesiastical Provinces (2011).
4 m. of textual records, graphic materials, and audio-visual materials.
The House of Bishops of the Anglican Church of Canada, consisting of the Primate and all the bishops serving the 30 dioceses of the Anglican Church of Canada, was formed in 1893. From 1893 to 1971 it was known as the Upper House and met separately from the Lower House (clergy and lay delegates, now House of Delegates) during the meetings of General Synod. The House of Bishops meets twice a year and aims to meet just before the meetings of General Synod.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of minutes of the meetings, meeting files containing correspondence and reports, records of the House of Bishops task forces and committees, and documents related to the election and consecration of bishops.
Fonds is arranged in the following series: House of Bishops minutes, 1904-2010; House of Bishops meeting files, 1883-1981; Consecration Certificates, 1888-2020; House of Bishops Committees and Task Forces.
Office of the Primate fonds
General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada fonds
File consists of a scrapbook of newspaper clippings regarding the development of the union of the Canadian Church culminating in the formation of the General Synod of the Church of England in Canada. Includes synod journal for the first session of General Synod held 1893.