That the members of this House participate in the procession in Halifax when the Cross is moved from the Cathedral to St. Paul's Church during the October meeting of the House in Halifax. CARRIED
It was suggested that the period of time immediately before the state banquet which is to be held Saturday evening be free, and that the Sunday free time be spent with families in the parishes. The families will be responsible for transporting the bishops to the Metro Centre for the Service at 4:00 pm. Bishops are to vest in rochet and chimere for the service.
Moved by: Archbishop Bothwell
Seconded by: Bishop Wood
That this House agrees with these suggestions. CARRIED
That the timetable suggested by the Metropolitans be approved with the proviso that if a session is needed prior to General Synod a brief meeting of the House be scheduled immediately prior to the General Synod.
Moved by: Bishop Curtis
Seconded by: Bishop Lackey
That this House have a Fall meeting in 1988 and that the February 1989 meeting be moved to just prior to General Synod. CARRIED
Seconded by: Bishop Hannen
That the motion be referred to a group to be named by the Primate to develop a recommendation to be put before the House later in this meeting. CARRIED
That the following dates be accepted as the 1988-1989 meeting dates of the House of Bishops:
June 12-16 (before General Synod -- with wives present)
November - dates to be set CARRIED
Moved by: Bishop Clarke
Seconded by: Archbishop Hambidge
That Administration and Finance be requested to allot $73,500 for 1988 meeting costs. CARRIED
That this House move into an in camera session including the Primate's Principal Secretary, the Director of Communication and Information Resources, and the Director of Faith, Worship and Ministry. CARRIED HB Res. 03-04-07
"That this meeting of the House of Bishops extend a warm vote of thanks to our Primate, Andrew, for his leadership in recognition of a very successful first meeting of the House of Bishops as Primate. May God continue to guide Andrew in his ministry on behalf of the whole Church." CARRIED HB Res. HB 04-10-09
Archbishop Hutchison concluded the meeting by saying "We have turned a corner and it is the work of the Spirit in calling us together. I walk out of this meeting encouraged, hopeful and excited about the possibilities of this Church."