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(1) Training of Older Men

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Date
1961 January 30 - February 3
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1961 January 30 - February 3
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Bishop Coadjutor of Toronto
Seconder
Bishop Coadjutor of Nova Scotia
Prologue
The Bishop Coadjutor of Toronto presented the Report of the Committee on Training Older Men for the Ministry, Section H.
Text
That the Report of the Committee on Training Older Men for Ministry Section H., be received. CARRIED.
Notes
Bishop Snell outlined the Recommendations in the Report:--
If it is agreed that there is a place in the ministry for "older men" then we should be prepared to undertake their training. A night school plan seems to be the most realistic way of tackling the problem.
It is also desirable to have a common standard for the whole of Canada. Therefore we urge that a competent committee draw up a curriculum based on two years of night school during which eight units of study will be taken. Then the successful candidates shall be required to attend full-time for an additional year, preferably of nine months duration.
Further, that a testing of a man's suitability to undertake the course be given along the lines of C.A.C.T.M. [Central Advisory Council for the Ministry]
That where a night school is not feasible, the same courses shall be taken under the direction of a parish priest acceptable to the Bishop, or under the direction of the staff of the provincial college.
That consideration be given to having one college for each Ecclesiastical Province used for the final year's training.
That special care should be taken in the post-ordination training of such men. That the Pension Committee be consulted. It might be necessary to limit the upper age so that ordination would take place prior to age 50.
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops. Committee on Training Older Men
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy - Appointment, call and election
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy - Education (Continuing education)
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy - Training of
Theological education - Anglican Church of Canada
Older men - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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[Church Union in India, Pakistan and Ceylon]

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Date
1961 January 30 - February 3
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1961 January 30 - February 3
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Bishop Coadjutor of Toronto
Seconder
Bishop of Moosonee
Prologue
It was then decided to consider the question of Church Union in India, Pakistan and Ceylon on a Motion by the Bishop of Calgary seconded by the Bishop of James Bay.
The Primate stated that the Metropolitan of India, Pakistan, Burma and Ceylon had asked the Canadian Church to define its future relationship with that Province if the proposed union in India and Pakistan were carried out. At the request of the Primate, Bishop Snell presented a Memorandum from the Church Relations Committee of General Synod.
MEMORANDUM from the Church Relations Committee of General Synod to the House of Bishops on the subject of the Plan for Church Union in North India and Pakistan.
The Primate invited the Church Relations Committee to give its advice as to what reply should be sent to the Metropolitan of India, who had asked whether, if the North India Plan were implemented, the Anglican Church of Canada would be in Full Communion with the new Church.
The Committee was in some difficulty because of the fact that the collection of documents edited by Bishop Stephen Bayne on this subject was not generally available, and that most of the members of the Committee therefore had to rely on such older documents as were in their possession. The Committee discussed aspects of the Plan at length and suggested that the form of reply from the Primate might be a letter, of a more or less personal character, saying that he had discussed the matter with the Bishops, but that a final decision on the subject could only be reached by General Synod. The Committee also feels the difficulty of making firm decisions on a matter which is still undecided, and in which changes could still take place which might make relations either easier or more difficult.
The Committee wishes, however, to convey to the House of Bishops its hesitations on a number of points which it thinks it desirable to convey to the authorities of the Church of India, Pakistan, Burma and Ceylon. They are divided into the three categories of Doctrine, Practice and the Unification of the Ministry.
The accepted basis for relations between the Church of Canada and other Churches is the Bonn agreement of 1931 with the Old Catholics. This has been both accepted and used by the Canadian Church in such relations. This agreement is as follows:
1. Each Communion recognizes the catholicity and independence of the other and maintains its own.
2. Each Communion agrees to admit members of the other Communion to participate in the Sacraments.
3. Intercommunion does not require from either Communion the acceptance of all doctrinal opinion, sacramental devotion, or liturgical practice characteristic of the other, but implies that each believes the other to hold all the essentials of the Christian Faith.
Doctrine: The Committee took note of the term of the Lambeth Quadrilateral which requires the use of the Nicene or Apostles' Creed "as the Baptismal Confession of belief". It notes that this is lacking in the Plan. It was also uneasy about the inclusion of a number of Reformation Confessional documents as permissive bases for the instruction of members of the new Church. These documents contain statements at variance with one another and at variance with traditional Anglican teaching. The Committee felt that unity in Faith should have more emphasis than it appeared to have received hitherto.
Bishop Bayne draws attention to two other doctrinal points, noticed by the Lambeth Conference. First the description of Baptism as a 'sign' without the use of the word 'effectual'; and secondly, the ambiguity of the use of the word 'member' of the Church.
Practice: The Committee thinks that the use of sprinkling in Baptism is unsatisfactory and ought to be changed. It did not discuss the ordination of women.
Unification of the Ministry. The Committee wishes to draw attention to the views of Bishop Lesslie Newbigin, who is strongly opposed to the use of "Supplemental Ordination", such as is proposed for North India. (2nd edition of "The Reunion of the Church", introductory remarks.) The Committee endorses the hesitations expressed by the Lambeth Conference on this subject.
It therefore suggests that a reply be sent expressing uncertainty at present on the above grounds, stating that no positive decision is possible until matters are clearer.
December 14, 1960.
Text
That the Memorandum of the Church Relations Committee of the General Synod be received. CARRIED
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada - Relations - Church of India, Pakistan, Burma and Ceylon
Anglican Church of Canada - Relations - Church of North India
Christian union - India
Christian union - Pakistan
Christian union - Anglican Communion
Intercommunion
Bonn Agreement
Baptism and Christian union
Anglican Church of Canada. Committee on Church Relations
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(xi) Delegate to Wider Episcopal Fellowship

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Date
1963 October 4-6
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1963 October 4-6
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Bishop of Calgary
Seconder
Bishop Coadjutor of Toronto
Prologue
The Committee entrusted with presenting nominations for a delegate to accompany the Primate to the meeting of the wider Episcopal Fellowship in 1964 reported.
Text
"That the Archbishop of Algoma be our delegate to the meeting of Wider Episcopal Fellowship and that if a second Bishop is necessary, he should be the Bishop of Toronto."
Subjects
Wider Episcopal Fellowship (1964 : Canterbury, England)
Anglican Communion - Congresses
Anglican Communion - Bishops
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