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Episcopal Visitor - The Diocese of New Westminster

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Date
2003 April 28 - May 2
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution HB-03-04-03
Resolution HB-03-04-06
Date
2003 April 28 - May 2
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution HB-03-04-03
Resolution HB-03-04-06
Mover
Bishop Harvey
Seconder
Bishop Clarke
Prologue
Bishop Ingham announced that Bishop Hockin had accepted his invitation to be the episcopal visitor in the Diocese of New Westminster for parishes who request one. Bishop Hockin will begin formally as episcopal visitor on November 1, 2003 for a year. As episcopal visitor, Bishop Hockin will have delegated pastoral authority and will have delegated pastoral authority and will:
- visit requesting parishes for preaching, teaching, and presiding at worship;
- be available to clergy and members of requesting parishes seeking pastoral care;
- participate actively in and advise the diocesan bishop on the recruitment, selection, and appointment of incumbents to requesting parishes;
- advise the diocesan bishop about ongoing needs and opportunities for reconciliation;
- work with the diocesan bishop and synod toward fully restored relationships and unity in mission; and
- attend Diocesan Synod with full privileges of the floor.
Bishop Hockin responded saying he hoped to be a sign of reconciliation and that he appreciated Bishop Ingham's confidence in him.
Moved by: Archbishop Hutchison
Seconded by: Archbishop Morgan
"This House welcomes the appointment by the Bishop of New Westminster of Bishop William Hockin as Episcopal Visitor in the diocese, with delegated pastoral authority in the Parish of St. Clement's Church. We welcome this as a model of respect for those who hold views at variance with the decision of the Synod of New Westminster while preserving the unity and integrity of the Diocese.
We urge all parishes call for alternative episcopal oversight to explore the possibility of finding their own best interests, and those of the wider church, addressed in Bishop Hockin's appointment, and encourage them to explore this possibility with him."
Moved by: Bishop Ferris
Seconded by: Bishop Anderson
"That the motion be amended to end with '...and further, we ask the Diocese of New Westminster not to act unilaterally in the implementation of same gender blessings'."
(The last paragraph in the motion would then read as:
"...We urge all parishes calling for alternative episcopal oversight to explore the possibility of finding their own best interests, and those of the wider church, addressed in Bishop Hockin's appointment, and encourage them to explore this possibility with him, and further, we ask the Diocese of New Westminster not to act unilaterally in the implementation of same gender blessings.")
Discussion followed. The Primate ruled that the change proposed by Bishop Ferris and Bishop Anderson (to the motion by Archbishop Hutchison and Archbishop Morgan) was not an amendment but would be appropriate as a separate motion.
Text
"That this House table the motion until after dinner" CARRIED Res. #HB-03-04-03
Notes
Moved by: Bishop Harvey
Seconded by: Bishop Matthews
"That the motion moved by Archbishop Hutchison and seconded by Archbishop Morgan be removed from the table."
Moved by: Bishop Burton
Seconded by: Bishop Anderson
"That the motion be divided in to motions." LOST
Moved by: Archbishop Finlay
Seconded by: Bishop Matthews
"The House of Bishops requests that Bishop Hockin return to be present at the fall of 2003 and the spring of 2004 meetings and that the expenses be covered by the national office."
Archbishop Finlay withdrew his amendment to the motion. Bishop Ferris gave notice that he would not be putting the amendment he had proposed to the House earlier in the meeting as a separate motion. (The primate had said the revision could not be accepted as an amendment, but that it could be put to the House as a separate motion if the mover and seconder wished to do so.)
A discussion took place
The motion was put before the House. CARRIED Res. #HB 03-04-06
[N.B. The full text of the motion, moved by Archbishop Hutchison and second by Archbishop Morgan, is as follows:
"This House welcomes the appointment by the Bishop of New Westminster of Bishop William Hockin as Episcopal Visitor in the diocese, with delegated pastoral authority in the Parish of St. Clement's Church. We welcome this as a model of respect for those who hold views at variance with the decision of the Synod of New Westminster while preserving the unity and integrity of the Diocese.
We urge all parishes call for alternative episcopal oversight to explore the possibility of finding their own best interests, and those of the wider church, addressed in Bishop Hockin's appointment, and encourage them to explore this possibility with him."]
Subjects
Hockin, William (William Joseph), 1938-
Anglican Church of Canada - Bishops
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of New Westminster
Same sex unions - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Alternative episcopal oversight - Anglican Church of Canada
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Faith, Worship and Ministry / Liturgical Revision

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Date
1999 October 25-29
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 07-10-99
Date
1999 October 25-29
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 07-10-99
Mover
Bishop Harvey
Seconder
Bishop Hutchison
Text
"That we commend the Faith, Worship and Ministry Committee for their initiative in planning the Sorrento Consultation and support similar consultations to be held in each of our Church Provinces;
That we urge at least two bishops to attend each of these consultations;
That each of the provincial House of Bishops include the issue of liturgical revision on their spring 2000 agendas;
And further that we request the Agenda Committee of the national House of Bishops to include the findings of both the consultations and the reports from the provinces on the agenda of House of Bishops in the fall of 2000." CARRIED Res. # HB-07-10-99
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops
Liturgy - Anglican Church of Canada
Liturgical renewal - Anglican Church of Canada
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Faith, Worship and Ministry : Other Liturgical Matters : Supplementary Liturgical Material

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Date
2000 October 23-27
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 07-10-00
Date
2000 October 23-27
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 07-10-00
Mover
Bishop Harvey
Seconder
Bishop Lawrence
Prologue
Bishop Hiltz introduced the Supplementary Liturgical Materials document, which was approved by General Synod 1998 for trial use. It was reviewed and discussed at length.
Moved by: Bishop Hiltz
Seconded by: Bishop Hollowell
"That the House of Bishops approve for alternative use the Supplementary Liturgical Materials (Eucharistic Prayers and Services of the Word), where authorized by the Ordinary."
Text
"That the House of Bishops discuss and vote seriatim on the five sections of the above resolution." CARRIED Res.#HB-07-10-00
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada - Liturgy - Texts
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House and Spouse Meeting

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Date
2000 May 8-12
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 05-05-00
Date
2000 May 8-12
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 05-05-00
Mover
Bishop Harvey
Seconder
Bishop Spence
Prologue
Canon Light announced that the co-chairs of the House and Spouse Agenda Committee are Bishop Ralph Spence and Mrs. A.J. Finlay and that the committee had investigated possible meeting places. He said that the Governor General and Mr. John Ralston Saul had agreed to attend the meeting which is scheduled for April 26 - May 1, 2001. There was some discussion about whether or not planning for the House and Spouse meeting should continue. The general consensus was that it should.
Text
That the Agenda Committee of the bishops' and spouses' meeting continue to make plans for this event, but pay minimum deposits in the event that unfolding circumstances might prevent it taking place in the accustomed manner." CARRIED Res.# HB-05-5-00
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada - Bishops - Spouses
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops - Meetings
Clarkson, Adrienne (Adrienne Louise Poy), 1939-
Saul, John Ralston, 1947-
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House of Bishops Taskforce on Homosexuality

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Date
1996 October 28 - November 1
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1996 October 28 - November 1
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Bishop Mason
Seconder
Bishop Harvey
Prologue
Archbishop O'Driscoll presented a report on behalf of the House of Bishops' Taskforce on Homosexuality. The taskforce met with the House of Bishops' Continuing Education and Agenda Committees. He said that the taskforce had a sense that the House needs closure [on] the topic of homosexuality and the Church, and inquired about how the House would like to do that. Archbishop O'Driscoll [brought] the following questions before the House for its consideration.
- What [do] I believe is best for the Church in terms of the dioceses and the Church at large.
- What are the (positive and negative) consequences of our response to question I ?
- Do we need to have some discussion about collegiality ?
Text
That the House accept the proposal presented by Archbishop O'Driscoll on behalf of the Homosexuality Task Force, and that the conversation take place at the spring 1997 meeting of the House. CARRIED
Notes
Some discussion followed and it was suggested that there needs to be a notice sent out describing the process which the bishops would follow to close this topic (for the time being) and then what was decided. And also, that material about what the House of Bishops have said previously about collegiality should be distributed to the members for reference.
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops - Agenda
Homosexuality - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops. Task Force on Homosexuality
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[In camera session]

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Date
2002 April 22-26
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution HB-04-04-02
Date
2002 April 22-26
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution HB-04-04-02
Mover
Bishop Harvey
Seconder
Bishop Hockin
Text
That the House of Bishops go in camera. CARRIED #HB-04-04-02
Subjects
In camera meetings
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New Bishops Training

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Date
1994 October 24-28
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1994 October 24-28
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Archbishop O'Driscoll
Seconder
Bishop Harvey
Text
That this house, seeing the very real need of a training event for new bishops, including spouses, asks the primate's office to make arrangements for such an event during the fall of 1995, assuming that funding can be secured. (We suggest that all bishops ordained after January 1, 1992 be part of this program.) CARRIED
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada - Bishops - Education (Continuing education)
Anglican Church of Canada - Bishops - Training of
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Nominating Committee:

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Date
1999 April 28 - May 4
Source
House of Bishops Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1999 April 28 - May 4
Source
House of Bishops Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Bishop Harvey
Seconder
Bishop Spence
Prologue
In March 1999 the Council of General Synod adopted a resolution which appointed a task force to review Canon XXI - On Marriage in the Church. The Task Force members had been appointed except for an episcopal representative to be chosen by the House of Bishops. The Primate had requested that the Nominating Committee give some thought to the appointment. The Nominating Committee made a recommendation to the House of Bishops that the episcopal representative on the Task Force be a bishop from the Diocese of Toronto.
Text
That the House of Bishops select a member for the Council of General Synod's Task Force to Review Canon XXI - On the Marriage in the Church, and that a bishop from the Diocese of Toronto be chosen. CARRIED
Notes
(Ed. Note: Bishop Pryce agreed to be the episcopal member on the Marriage Canon Task Force.)
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. Task Force on the Marriage Canon - Membership
Pryce, Taylor (James Taylor), 1936-2010
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The Report of the Diocese of New Westminster's Diocesan Legal and Canonical Commission

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Date
2001 April 26 - May 1
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 01-04-01
Resolution 02-04-01
Date
2001 April 26 - May 1
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 01-04-01
Resolution 02-04-01
Mover
Bishop Harvey
Seconder
Bishop Mason
Prologue
Bishop Ingham began the first session on the report of the Diocese of New Westminster's Diocesan Legal and Canonical Commission's report on the blessing of same-sex union. He reviewed the process the diocese has gone through in studying the blessing of same-sex unions. The commission had been established to determine whether a diocese and a diocesan bishop could legally act on a diocesan synod's decision to allow same-sex unions to be blessed in the church. There was some thought that the jurisdiction for such an act might belong to the General Synod, not the diocese.
Ms. Linda Barry-Hollowell, a lawyer and a member of the Diocesan Legal and Canonical Commission, reviewed its report for the House of Bishops. She said that the commission's final decision was that the Bishop of New Westminster had the inherent right to act on the diocesan synod's vote to bless same sex unions as he deemed appropriate. She said the commission had begun its deliberations with the question: "Can a bishop do this ?". Ms. Barry-Hollowell commented that the blessing of same-sex unions might be considered a rite, but could not be considered a sacrament. She acknowledged that the commission had been aware that collegiality was an issue for the House of Bishops.
The House of Bishops were told that a proposed rite for the blessing of same-sex unions which had been circulated by the diocese's Theological Commission had been withdrawn. The reason for doing so, was that it was thought to have been too similar to a marriage ceremony.
The Bishop of New Westminster reminded his colleagues of the two conditions he'd set (two years earlier) before he would consider the blessing of same-sex unions. Those conditions were:
1. There must be no canonical or legal impediments.
2. There must be a clear and substantial majority.
Questions and comments were invited from the floor. Discussion followed.
Later in the meeting there was a second session on the Diocese of New Westminster's Diocesan Legal and Canonical Commission's report on the blessing of same-sex unions. The discussion from the previous session continued. During that conversation one member of the House commented that the question asked in the commission's report was "what is permissible ?", not "what is appropriate ?". Another member expressed concerns about a diocese making a decision which will have ramifications for the whole church. A motion was put on the floor.
Moved by: Bishop Mason
Seconded by: Bishop Harvey
It is moved: 1. that the House of Bishops receive the results of the Diocese of New Westminster's decision in due course;
2. that the House of Bishops request that the Bishop of New Westminster not implement a potential synodical decision to bless same sex covenanted unions;
3. that the House of Bishops request the Council of General Synod to develop a process for bringing this issue to General Synod 2004, or later;
4. that the House of Bishops maintain the current (House of Bishops') Guidelines on Sexuality in the meantime. WITHDRAWN Res. #HB-01-04-01
The motion was discussed. Bishop Lawrence suggested that the motion be withdrawn, but that the House might issue a statement to the Church about its position (indicating points of agreement and disagreement). Due to time restraints in the agenda, the conversation was drawn to an end.
Text
That the motion be referred. CARRIED Res. #HB-02-04-01
Notes
Bishop Mason later withdrew the motion from the floor after the House of Bishops had had an opportunity to discuss it fully. He requested that the House agree to meet during General Synod to reflect on and respond to the outcome of the vote (on same-sex blessings), as well as Bishop Ingham's final decision (about the action he would take following the Diocesan Synod's vote). Bishop Mason said that he wanted to be on the record for saying that he had concern for everyone in the Diocese of New Westminster, including the bishop. Bishop Mason assured Bishop Ingham, of the prayerful support of the Church for him, as well as the clergy, and the laity of the Diocese of New Westminster. In conclusion, Bishop Mason repeated his hope that the House of Bishops would have an opportunity to gather at General Synod. (Ed.: The House of Bishops met together on July 6th, during a lunch break at General Synod.)
There was consensus about withdrawing Bishop Mason's motion. A discussion then took place about whether or not the House of Bishops should issue a statement. Bishop Lawrence presented a statement he had worked on for the House to consider. There was some conversation about it, however by the time the session was to end, the bishops had not come to an agreement on what should be said in the statement. Archbishop Peers said to Bishop Lawrence that his draft was "a good thing", but that under the circumstances (no time) the "we's might be better made into I's".
Bishop Townshend requested that Bishop Ingham notify the members of the House of Bishops about the outcome of the vote and his decision regarding the action he would be taking, as soon as possible. Bishop Ingham responded that he couldn't guarantee the House would hear before the media relayed the decision, but that he would commit to informing to [i.e. the] House by fax the Saturday evening after the vote.
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of New Westminster
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of New Westminster. Legal and Canonical Commission
Homosexuality - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Same sex unions - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Ingham, Michael (Michael Colin), 1949-
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Residential Schools Part II

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Date
2001 October 27-21
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 03-10-01
Date
2001 October 27-21
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 03-10-01
Mover
Bishop Harvey
Seconder
Bishop Hockin
Text
That the House of Bishops go in camera, and that the General Secretary, Archdeacon Jim Boyles; the Primate's Principal Secretary, the Rev. Dr. Michael Thompson; the Primate's Executive Assistant, Ms. Jo Mutch; General Synod's Media Consultant, Mr. Tony Whittingham, and Bishop Ken Genge be included. CARRIED Res. #HB-03-10-01
Subjects
In camera meetings
Anglican Church of Canada - Residential schools
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