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1. Report of the Agenda Task Force

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Date
1974 December 1 - 6
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1974 December 1 - 6
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Bishop Valentine
Seconder
Bishop Gartrell
Prologue
Bishop Valentine noted that, in preparing the Agenda, the Task Force had given careful consideration to correspondence, items to be brought forward from previous meetings of the House as indicated in past Minutes, and all other concerns which require the attention of the Bishops, of which the Task Force was aware. Bishop Valentine expressed particular appreciation to Archdeacon Light for his assistance in dealing with correspondence and contacting resource people. He noted that the evening sessions were structured to allow for a change of pace and opportunity for involvement on a different level. It was noted that there was one hour allowed for meetings of the Provincial Houses, and recommended that any Houses which require longer periods should make independent arrangements for meetings at some time other than during the meetings of the House of Bishops.
Text
"That the Agenda, as presented, be the Agenda for this meeting." CARRIED
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops - Agenda
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops - Rules and practice
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Four Hundredth Anniversary Stamp

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Date
1978 January 30 - February 3
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1978 January 30 - February 3
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Bishop Garnsworthy
Seconder
Bishop Gartrell
Prologue
The General Secretary read a recent letter from the Postmaster General in which he informed Archdeacon Light that the request of the Anglican Church of Canada to have a special stamp commemorating the 400th anniversary of the first Celebration of the Eucharist in North America has been denied. It was agreed that this matter be brought to the attention of the Prime Minister.
Text
"That personal contact be made with appropriate government authorities concerning the printing of a stamp commemorating the 400th anniversary." CARRIED
Notes
It was agreed that, if this contact failed, further steps should be considered. The Primate advised that a letter re this anniversary will be sent to the Bishops.
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada - History
Anglican Church of Canada - Anniversaries, etc.
Postage stamps - Canada
Commemorative postage stamps - Canada
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(iii) Christian Initiation

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Date
1973 December 3-7
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1973 December 3-7
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Bishop Gartrell
Seconder
Bishop Goodman
Prologue
The Primate spoke briefly on the request of the General Synod for an educational programme in connection with the decision on the new rite of Christian Initiation and quoted from a letter received from the Council for the Faith. He asked what kind of Christian community would be created by the educational programme required. There was some feeling expressed that, on this occasion, the decision of General Synod at Regina was not the voice of the Church. The House then went into group discussion on the following questions concerning Christian Initiation:-
1. Is there general agreement about the educational programme called for?
2. Is there general agreement about the issues to be faced?
3. Is there general agreement about procedures and processes which should be used in moving from where we are?
When the groups re-assembled it was clear that there was a lack of unanimity and, eventually, it resulted in the following resolutions:
Text
"That an enlarged Agenda Committee plan that the House spend as much time as is necessary to consider the next step in arriving at a consensus on Christian Initiation." CARRIED
Notes
It was agreed that Bishops Somerville, Valentine and Maguire be added to the Agenda Committee, Bishops Bothwell, Garnsworth (Chairman) Queen and the Secretary.
Subjects
Christian initiation - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops - Agenda
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Information regarding the World and Theological and Biblical Disciplines

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Date
1978 January 30 - February 3
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1978 January 30 - February 3
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Bishop Gartrell
Seconder
Bishop Peers
Text
"That the following be approved:
The Committee proposes that the February, 1979 House of Bishops Meeting be held in Ottawa. The Committee further recommends that two days of that meeting be set aside for intensive work in one or two of the areas identified in this category. The Committee is willing to undertake the necessary planning and preparation of such an event. It is suggested that the areas in this category be given some priority by the House, for the guidance of the Committee." CARRIED
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada - Bishops - Education (Continuing education)
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Information regarding the World and Theological and Biblical Disciplines

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official7400
Date
1978 January 30 - February 3
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1978 January 30 - February 3
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Bishop Gartrell
Seconder
Bishop Goodman
Text
"That the other recommendations be held over and re-examined after the first meeting in Ottawa. The Committee further recommends that one of the two meetings of the House of Bishops in each subsequent year be held in Ottawa, and that two days of that meeting be normally set aside for continuing education within this category." CARRIED
(See Appendix B.)
Notes
Continuing Education for Bishops: Some Proposals
The following recommendations regarding continuing education opportunities for Bishops were developed at the first meeting of the new House of Bishops Committee on Continuing Education, held in Winnipeg, December 19, 1977.
Present for the meeting were:
Bishop Valentine, Chairman; Bishop Peers; Bishop Goodings and the Rev. Richard Johns, Staff.
Bishop Frame and Bishop Hill are members of the Committee, but were not able to attend this first meeting.
The Committee focussed its attention upon three general areas of concern:
I Preparation and Support of New Bishops
II Useful Skills for the Exercise of Episcope
III Information regarding the World and Theological and Biblical Disciplines
Eight categories were identified as being important to being explored by a new Bishop. In most of these the systematic experience of other Bishops is invaluable. In a few, information must be obtained from other persons with special responsibility and/or expertise. A few others require the solitary discipline of prayerful reflection on the part of a new Bishop himself. The categories are as follows:
A. Information necessary for the Exercise of the Episcopal Ministry
This includes general information about pensions, bursaries for Theological and continuing education and the role and areas of responsibility of the national office. It also includes information about the various resources that are available to a Bishop. In addition, it includes information about the conduct of Confirmations, Inductions, and other Episcopal services. It should probably include information about the writing of Episcopal letters to the clergy and/or to the Dioceses. It would be important to include the various standards and guidelines that have been developed, from time to time, by the House of Bishops.
B. Pressure Areas
It would be helpful for the new Bishop to explore several items under this category. Some assistance regarding appropriate ways to manage conflict, when it arises in the Diocese, would be useful. Similarly, suggestions of how to deal with manipulative people would be useful. It would also be important to explore some of the criteria to be considered in regard to the movement of clergy. In all of this, it would be important to discuss the gracious and effective use of power. Further, it would be important to help a new Bishop prepare for a certain degree of negativity toward the Office of Bishop, and toward the House of Bishops. On the other side of the coin, it would be useful to explore some of the ways of receiving respect for the Office of Bishop, and to even a certain amount of personal adulation. It might be helpful, also, to discuss the Bishop's relationship with the laity of the Diocese.
C. Spiritual Dimension
Under this category, it is important that appropriate resources be provided for spiritual reflection prior to Consecration. Equally important, attention should be given to assisting the new Bishop to develop resources for his continuing pilgrimage toward spiritual maturity.
D. Personnel Dimensions
There are a number of fairly specific items needing attention under this category. They include a discussion of ways to support the clergy of the Diocese, and ways of dealing with difficult clergy. Attention should be given to the appropriate methods of handling vacancies. It would be very important to spend time in regard to the whole question of discipline. This should include some appropriate discussion of the meaning of discipline, and what types of discipline are real and appropriate. For some new Bishops, it might be helpful to have some opportunity to explore appropriate ways of working with a Diocesan office staff.
E. Inter-personal Dimensions
This also is a category with a number of specific items. Some assistance would be helpful in regard to appropriate ways to relate to one's brother Bishops. Guidance from more senior Bishops in regard to the question of loneliness and isolation from the clergy is important. New Bishops would probably welcome a general discussion regarding the varieties of resources that can be available to one in the exercise of an Episcopal ministry. Suggestions regarding how to react effectively when being over protected by clergy and/or laity might be important. It is suggested that there be some discussion of how best to relate to a Cathedral congregation, and its Dean. In some cases, it might be important to explore appropriate relationships with those of one's colleagues who are not elected. The whole area of the effect upon one's family should be carefully explored. It might well be useful to discuss the possibility of the selection of a personal mentor.
F. Leadership Dimension
A number of categories could be explored here. Some reflection on a balance between maintenance tasks on the one hand and vision and planning on the other would be useful. This might well lead into a further discussion of the role of the Bishop as prophetic leader. The category might also include such very practical matters as the style of parish visitation which would be most appropriate.
G. Administrative Dimension
There are several quite practical items needing attention under this category. They would certainly include the rather large question of how to manage one's time and travel. Some attention should be given to the question of correspondence and office procedures. Each Bishop Elect would probably have some specific areas which he would like to explore under this category.
H. Theological Dimension
It is very important that each new Bishop have an opportunity to begin the process of integrating his own understanding of Episcopacy, and the Ministry which he is about to exercise. Some honest exploration and reflection regarding the ongoing tension within the Church between Episcopal and Synodical Dimensions should be included.
Recommendations Regarding New Bishops
The Committee suggests that three specific resources be provided for all new Bishops:
A. Pre-Consecration Seminar
The focus of this Seminar, probably lasting two or three days, would be upon the informational area, the spiritual dimension, and the theological dimension. Some work would also be done in the interpersonal and administrative dimensions.
B. Seminar for Recently Consecrated Bishops
Approximately six months after Consecration, an additional Seminar would be provided. Here again, the time span would probably be two or three days. The focus on this occasion would be on pressure areas, the personnel dimension and the leadership dimension. Some additional time would be spent in the informational area. Also, additional work would be done in the inter-personal dimension, and time would be allowed for some significant theological reflection.
C. Support of Episcopal Couples
Each newly elected Bishop would be encouraged to developed his own appropriate opportunity for reflection on this new ministry and its effect upon his wife and family. Some individuals may choose to spend two or three days alone with their wife thinking and planning together. In other cases, couples may wish to spend two or three days with another Bishop and his wife. While flexibility would be encouraged, each Bishop Elect who is married would be expected to do some disciplined work in this area with his wife.
Several skill areas were identified under this category. It is thought that opportunities for study and training in these areas would be useful for Bishops in their ongoing work and responsibility. These include the areas of marriage breakdown among clergy, personnel procedures, including relevant legal information; the exploration of the prophetic role of the House of Bishops, and ways of coping and living with diversity and tension. In the latter area, it is recognized that the presence of movements within a Diocese can, on occasion, lead beyond diversity to tension and division. Great skill is required to prevent this from happening.
Some of these skill areas could well be explored in the context of a regular meeting of the House of Bishops. Others might better lend themselves to regional seminars of six to eight Bishops.
Recommendations regarding useful Skills for the Exercise of Episcope
The Committee recommends that one full day be set aside at the November, 1978 meeting for work in this area. The specific recommendation of the Committee is that the areas of marriage breakdown among clergy, personnel procedures, and new and renewed movements serve as the subjects for that day. Where necessary, outside persons with particular expertise would be asked to lead study and deliberation.
The Committee further recommends that one full day at one of the meetings of the House of Bishops each year be set aside for work in designated skill areas.
In addition, the Committee requests authorization to develop a proposal for a regional workshop which could be available for groups of six to eight Bishops. Because of the importance of the Lambeth Conference as a continuing education event this year, it is suggested that the proposal be developed some time after Lambeth.
The areas identified in this category include the following:
A. Occasional political briefings regarding national and international affairs
This should undoubtedly include briefings by people at the Cabinet level in the Federal and Provincial Governments, and representatives of other countries, probably at the Ambassadorial level.
B. The Arts
This should include presentations by important persons in the Arts which would indicate the current themes in Arts and Literature
C. Economics
Occasional presentations by leading persons within this discipline could enable the Bishops to be apprised of current thinking in this field.
D. New Dimensions in Theological Thinking
This area should certainly include presentations by people with expertise in the theological discipline. Opportunity should be provided for information regarding new movements, such as liberation theology.
E. New Dimensions in Biblical Understanding
Here again, experts within this discipline could be available to the House from time to time, for updating.
F. Third World Briefing
It seems important that Bishops have an opportunity to hear directly from leaders of countries outside Canada. This is particularly true of countries where we are involved through missionary efforts, or in which we become involved because of our social and Christian concerns.
G. Constitution and National Unity Issues
Because of the major importance of issues in this area, an opportunity should be provided for the Bishops to learn as much as possible about the thinking of persons in leadership roles regarding these issues.
H. Education
Current trends in both public and private education should be presented from time to time, for the edification of Bishops individually, and the House of Bishops corporately.
I. New Movements
The Committee feels that it would be valuable for the House to have an opportunity to be kept aware of the development of new and renewed movements such as Spiritual Healing, the Cursillo Movement, the House Church, etc.
Recommendations re Information regarding the World and Theological and Biblical Disciplines
The Committee proposes that the February, 1979 House of Bishops Meeting be held in Ottawa. The Committee further recommends that two days of that meeting be set aside for intensive work in one or two of the areas identified in this category. The Committee is willing to undertake the necessary planning and preparation of such an event. It is suggested that the areas in this category be given some priority by the House, for the guidance of the Committee.
The Committee further recommends that one of the two meetings of the House of Bishops in each subsequent year be held in Ottawa, and that two days of that meeting be normally set aside for continuing education within this category.
The Committee respectfully requests the House of Bishops to reflect upon and discuss the recommendations included in this report. The Committee stands ready to develop and implement the recommendations according to direction from the House.
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada - Bishops - Education (Continuing education)
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops - Rules and practice
Episcopacy - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada - Bishops - Office
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Information Regarding the World and Theological and Biblical Disciplines

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Date
1978 January 30 - February 3
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1978 January 30 - February 3
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Bishop Gartrell
Seconder
Bishop Read
Text
"That the following request be approved with appreciation:
The Committee respectfully requests the House of Bishops to reflect upon and discuss the recommendations included in this report. The Committee stands ready to develop and implement the recommendations according to direction from the House." CARRIED
Notes
[Entire text of Report (Appendix B) is included in Notes of preceding resolution.]
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada - Bishops - Education (Continuing education)
Episcopacy - Anglican Church of Canada
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Lambeth Conference

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Date
1977 November 2 - 4
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1977 November 2 - 4
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Bishop Garnsworthy
Seconder
Bishop Gartrell
Prologue
It was recognized that, in the opinion of the Archbishop of Canterbury, there are two main foci for the Lambeth agenda:
- The Exercise of Episcope
- Episcope in a Synodical Church
Concerns which may be raised at the Lambeth Conference were identified as follows:
- Ordination of Women to the Priesthood
- U.S.A. Dissident Church - St. Louis Developments
- Changing Shape of the Anglican Communion
- Persecution and Politics, e.g., Colin Winter
- Future Lambeth Gathering outside England
- African Church
- Process of Lambeth
- Theology of Politics and Economics
- Charismatic Movement
- An Acceptable Rite for recognition or non-episcopal ministries
- Relations with the Press
Text
"That a skilled person be present at the January meeting to aid in the continuing designing of the Lambeth Conference." CARRIED
Notes
Bishop Valentine, who had been requested to provide introductory and explanatory material regarding the above motion submitted the following which was accepted by the House with deep appreciation.
"The Canadian House of Bishops has heard, with joy and anticipation, of the plans outlined for Lambeth 1978. In particular, we look forward to the new possibilities of learning, mutuality and spiritual growth, which the substantial changes in style and format will allow. We have ourselves enjoyed, in some measure, the benefits of living together as a House in residential situations, with daily opportunity not only for working sessions but also for worship, prayer and Bible study, and for informal conversation and personal friendship.
We think it of the highest importance that these opportunities, afforded by a "new-style Lambeth", should be genuinely subsumed, not only in the agenda of the Conference but also in the design of the sessions to deal with it. We believe that the warmth and fellowship in community which will be fostered by the experiences can be, and indeed must be, expressed in flexible and creative processing in the meetings.
It is essential, we feel, that the expectations brought by all of us to Lambeth and the spontaneous sharings which the new shape will enable for us, should emerge, not as a source of frustration and even disintegration, but as a dynamic of new growth and richer unities. There are people, we understand, with particular skills in this matching of form and content. We would recommend that such resources be consulted both in the strategic designing of Lambeth and in the day-by-day tactics of tits arrangements.
We reiterate our joy in the vision that has been offered and stand ready, as always, to give support in every way that we can."
Subjects
Lambeth Conference, 1978
Lambeth Conference
Meetings - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Communion - Bishops - Meetings
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Liaison Report to the House of Bishops From The Committee on Administration and Finance

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Date
1978 January 30 - February 3
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1978 January 30 - February 3
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Bishop Gartrell
Seconder
Bishop Nock
Text
"That the report be received." CARRIED
Notes
Bishop Gartrell added further detail to the report which had been distributed and invited questions.
Subjects
Finance - Anglican Church of Canada
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[No title available]

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Date
1975 January 31 - February 1
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1975 January 31 - February 1
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Bishop Gartrell
Seconder
Bishop Goodman
Prologue
Following plenary discussion, the House reached a general consensus, but not full unanimity, that to proceed by revision of the Plan of Union which would be an acceptable procedure to the Anglican Church and that even if we could prepare a plan satisfactory to Anglicans it might not be acceptable to the United Church and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
Moved by: Bishop Stiff
Seconded by: Bishop Goodman
"That a draft statement be prepared." CARRIED
Bishop Valentine accepted the invitation to prepare a draft statement, and Archbishop Clark agreed to assist in this (Appendix "D").
Moved by: Bishop Garnsworthy
Seconded by: Bishop Burch
"That we adopt this statement."
Text
"That this House of Bishops, fully appreciative of the work of the Interchurch Relations committee and the Committee on Union and Joint Mission, feels that the only response we can make at this time is the statement which is attached." CARRIED
Notes
It was agreed that the statement from the House of Bishops should go to the leaders of the United Church and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and to the Rev. Dr. R.B. Craig, Executive Officer, Committee on Union and Joint Mission, at the same time it is presented to the National Executive Council, and that the churches be given the right to distribute the statement to their Executives.
It was the unanimous wish of the House that the Primate present the statement of the House of Bishops to the National Executive Council, and speak to it. Archbishop Scott agreed to do this, saying that he would lay special stress upon the intention of the Anglican Church to, "pursue this unity with all Christian people, and to continue with the United Church of Canada and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) our common search for a true and lasting union."
Appendix "D"
Feb. 1, 1975
Statement of House of Bishops
The House of Bishops, having met to give further consideration to questions of Christian unity and in particular to Plan of Union, is led to this statement of counsel.
We are completely at one in affirming our primary and deep commitment to the unity of the Body of Christ. We reaffirm our intention to pursue this unity with all Christian people, and to continue with the United Church of Canada and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) our common search for a true and lasting union.
We find ourselves agreed, too, that Plan of Union in its present form is unacceptable; most of us doubt that there is serious hope for a successful outcome to a further revision process. We base this conclusion in part on our perception that our churches have not yet reached a common mind on Faith and Order. We think also that the climate of feeling, at least in our own constituency, seems at the present time less favourable to organic union and more disposed towards other expressions of unity.
As a House we are increasingly aware of and commit ourselves to exploring such other approaches to unity and sense that we are supported in this by the people of our church. We pledge ourselves to give leadership in the understanding the practice of the Lund Principle - "That we should do nothing separately that we can do together"; in particular we stress new opportunities to share in nurturing and caring for people in the peculiar pressures and hurts of our times.
We acknowledge our corporate responsibility to work further and still more seriously at the great questions of faith and Order; we discern the particular contribution that is required of us in a renewed and deeper understanding of episcopacy in the life of the church.
We have not been able to make this statement without prayer and study and self-examination; we offer it to the church with the continuing prayer that it may serve her unity.
Subjects
Plan of Union check
Anglican Church of Canada - Relations - United Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada - Relations - Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Canada
Christian union - Canada
Christian union - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops
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November, 1978 Meeting

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Date
1978 January 30 - February 3
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1978 January 30 - February 3
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Bishop Short
Seconder
Bishop Gartrell
Text
"That there be a meeting at a convenient time in the Fall, 1978, to follow up on Lambeth Conference Concerns." CARRIED
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops - Meetings
Lambeth Conference, 1978
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