That a meeting be arranged with Captain Taylor, his senior assistant and the Chairman of the Board of Management of the Church Army at a subsequent meeting of this House, to discuss: recruitment; deployment; training; regional associations; and accountability during the employment of a Church Army Officer in the field. CARRIED
"That this House reaffirm the historic obligation laid upon all clergy of the Anglican Church of Canada to observe strict confidentiality in respect of information imparted to them under the seal of the confessional or in their capacity as counsellors.
And that the Law Reform Commission be informed of this action, and be respectfully asked to take cognizance of it in their deliberations and formulations in respect of confidentiality." CARRIED. Unanimously
"In view of the time pressure on General Synod Committees, be it resolved that this House of Bishops recommend to the Organization Committee that it consider the possibility of meetings of General synod less frequently in conjuction with a re-examination of the role of Provincial Synods. CARRIED
The meeting of eight Anglican and eight Roman Catholic Bishops in April 1977 recommended the establishment of a Commission on Marriage to look at the theology of marriage and problems of mixed marriages.
"That we participate in a joint committee as requested and provide five members for the Committee." CARRIED.
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 inter-personal 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 develop 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." CARRIED