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Date
2002 October 25-29
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution HB-02-10-07
Date
2002 October 25-29
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution HB-02-10-07
Mover
Bishop Wallace
Seconder
Bishop Robertson
Prologue
Archbishop Morgan reported that the Agenda Committee's recommendation to the House of Bishops was to continue the conversation about blessing the unions of same sex couples in camera.
Text
That the House of Bishops move in camera with the inclusion of the staff named previously, the Lutheran bishops and Ms. Rhonda Lorch, Director of Administration, ELCiC. CARRIED #HB-02-10-07
Subjects
In camera meetings
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The Diocese of New Westminster

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official8423
Date
2003 October 27-31
Source
House of Bishops Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 03-10-02
Resolution 03-10-03
Date
2003 October 27-31
Source
House of Bishops Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 03-10-02
Resolution 03-10-03
Mover
Archbishop Finlay
Seconder
Bishop Wallace
Prologue
Moved by: Bishop Burton
Seconded by: Bishop Bruce
"That in light of the Primates' Statement of October 16, 2003, we ask all parties involved in, or seeking, extra-territorial Episcopal oversight to stand down, and that legal proceedings against the bishop and clergy involved be stayed, for an initial period of three months to allow for the ministry of adequate alternative episcopal oversight to be put in place at the initiative of the Archbishop of Canterbury on behalf of the Primates."
Archbishop Hutchison gave notice that he and Archbishop Clarke had prepared a motion, which might be helpful for the conversation. Copies of it were distributed.
Moved by: Archbishop Clarke
Seconded by: Archbishop Hutchison
"That in response to the `Statement by the Primates of the Anglican Communion' (October 16, 2003) the Primate be asked to establish a task force of the House of Bishops
- to draw up terms and conditions for `adequate provision for Episcopal oversight of dissenting minorities' in the Anglican Church of Canada,
- to consult through the Primate `with the Archbishop of Canterbury on behalf of the Primates',
- and to report to the April 2004 meeting of the House of Bishops." (Note: see p. 24, when motion was put to a vote.)
Text
That the motion be considered in a committee of the whole. CARRIED #HB-03-10-02
Notes
The discussion (about Bishop Burton's and Bishop Bruce's proposed motion) continued. Copies of a motion prepared by Archbishop Hutchison and Archbishop Finlay were distributed.
Moved by: Archbishop Hutchison
Seconded by: Archbishop Finlay
"That this House, to enable the work of the Task Force on Episcopal Oversight for Dissenting Minorities,
1. Request that the Bishop of Yukon refrain from exercising episcopal ministry in the Diocese of New Westminster.
2. Request that the Metropolitan of British Columbia and Yukon stay disciplinary proceedings against the Bishop of Yukon.
3. Request that the Bishop of New Westminster seek a stay of disciplinary proceedings against the priests of his diocese
4. Commend the disaffected parishes to the ministry of Bishop William Hockin as Episcopal Visitor."
Moved by: Archbishop Crawley
Seconded by: Bishop Lawrence
"That the House of Bishops rise from the committee of the whole." CARRIED Res. #HB-03-10-03
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of New Westminster
Alternative episcopal oversight - Anglican Church of Canada
Alternative episcopal oversight - Anglican Communion
Buckle, Terry (Terrence Owen), 1940-2020
Ingham, Michael (Michael Colin), 1949-
Anglican Church of Canada. Primate's Task Force on Adequate/Alternative Episcopal Oversight for Dissenting Minorities
Anglican Church of Canada. Primate's Task Force on Alternative Episcopal Oversight
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops. Task Force on Alternative Episcopal Oversight
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops. Task Force on Episcopal Oversight for Dissenting Minorities
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Elections to Committees of the House of Bishops: Episcopal Visitor to the Church Army

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official7754
Date
2001 April 26 - May 1
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 08-04-01
Date
2001 April 26 - May 1
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 08-04-01
Mover
Bishop Wallace
Seconder
Bishop Williams
Text
That Bishop Harvey be recommended to the Church Army as the House of Bishops' Episcopal Visitor to the Church Army. CARRIED Res. # HB 08-04-01
Subjects
Church Army in Canada
Episcopal Visitors
Church Army in Canada - Relations - Anglican Church of Canada
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The House of Bishops' Task Force on Non Stipendiary Ministry

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official8247
Date
2002 October 25-29
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution HB-02-10-05
Date
2002 October 25-29
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution HB-02-10-05
Mover
Archbishop Morgan
Seconder
Bishop Wallace
Prologue
The House of Bishops' Task Force on Non Stipendiary Ministry reported on the work it had done since its establishment in the spring. Membership of the task force included Bishop Ashdown, Bishop Atagotaaluk, Bishop Coffin and Bishop Lawrence. Following a presentation of the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples at the spring 2002 meeting of the House of Bishops, they had been asked by the Primate to do some work on the topic of the non stipendiary ministry.
Bishop Atagotaaluk began the session with a prayer. Bishop Ashdown, the chairperson of the task force, reminded the House of how the working group had come into being and then gave an overview of the presentation. Bishop Ashdown said that non stipendiary ministry was being examined in the interest of the Church justly compensating its ministers. He said that non stipendiary ministers often have to work full-time in secular employment, and then volunteer up to 40 hours for the Church.
Bishop Lawrence presented the theological reflection he had been asked to write on the non stipendiary ministry. Bishop Lawrence said that it is the responsibility of the episcopate to look after the ordination, employment and deployment of the clergy. He said that the concern about those in the non stipendiary ministry had been brought to the bishops, and that they were the people who were ultimately responsible for those clergy.
Bishop Atagotaaluk said that because the task force's report hadn't yet been presented to the House of Bishops, he had only shared the opinions of the task force with the members of the ACIP at their most recent meeting. He said because he hadn't known the mind of the House about the report, he hadn't felt that he could have a discussion about it with the members of the ACIP. He reported that the ACIP were concerned that whenever there are issues involving aboriginal people, frequent studies done on the topic are then followed by little action. Bishop Atagotaaluk passed on the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples' request that the bishops do more than simply receive the report of the House of Bishops' Task Force on Non Stipendiary Ministry.
Bishop Coffin offered the assistance of his office to the bishops whenever they were in Ottawa. He said that because he was the only member of the task force who was not a member of the Council of the North he had brought a different perspective to its work. He commented that while the presentation of the report to the House of Bishops brought the work of the task force to an end, the members of the task force were still very much committed to the issues of the non stipendiary ministry. Bishop Coffin concluded with a prayer.
Archbishop Peers thanked the task force for their work, adding that he had heard two challenges. The first was to the Council of the North, and the second was about having a conversation with the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples. He said that he couldn't imagine how the latter might occur, except by the two groups meeting together sometime in the future.
Bishop Ashdown said that the ACIP had already named people to represent them on a Joint Working Group on the Non Stipendiary Ministry. They are Ms. Maria Jane Highway, Ms. Lorraine Still, Mr. Andrew Wesley and Ms. Eunice McMahon. He indicated that the members of the House of Bishops' Task Force on Non Stipendiary Ministry were prepared to continue working on the issue. Questions and comments were invited from the floor.
Text
That the House of Bishops request the members of the Task Force on the Non Stipendiary Ministry, Bishop Ashdown, Bishop Atagotaaluk, Bishop Coffin and Bishop Lawrence, to continue their work in liaison with the representatives of the Anglican Council of Indigenous People. CARRIED #HB-02-10-05
Notes
DRAFT report for consideration by Council of the North, House of Bishops, Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples
Rationale:
1. The New Agape for the whole church
In order for the New Agape to become a reality that serves the whole Anglican Church of Canada, our whole church needs a justly-compensated aboriginal clergy.
2. Justice principles for the whole church
Principles of justice for aboriginal clergy should apply to all clergy serving in non-stipendiary ordained ministries. At the same time, it is vital that the initial energy for justice, arising out of the experience of aboriginal clergy, continue to be recognized and honoured. A solution for the whole church cannot include continuing injustice for aboriginal communities and those who serve them.
Operating Principles:
1. For the good of all, each community has a responsibility to be a self-sufficient as possible.
2. The first responsibility for providing resources for ministry rests with the local community.
3. The diocese has primary responsibility for overseeing, encouraging and affirming ministry in its communities.
4. The whole church is responsible for sharing resources to enable all the parts to exercise their fullest ministry.
5. There must be mutual responsibility and accountability at all levels.
A way forward:
1. That Faith, Worship and Ministry be asked to convene a consultation among those who prepare clergy for ministry to explore how such providers can ensure a common standard of preparation for ordained ministries.
2. That the interim commitments of the House of Bishops be actively pursued in the dioceses. (recognition, inclusion, payment of ministry expenses)
3. That a National Fund be established to assist certain dioceses with funding for just compensation for clergy now not receiving a stipend.
The National Fund:
1. The maximum support available from the National Fund would be 50%, on a matching basis for local financial support.
2. Dioceses put forward proposals for funding that include a plan to move towards self-sufficiency.
3. That the National Church, in partnership with dioceses, identify or provide resources (stewardship, congregational development) for self-sufficiency in local ministries.
4. That a moratorium on further ordinations of non-stipendiary priests be established, to be reviewed for the General Synod of 2010.
5. That decisions about support be taken by a board including representatives from ACIP, Council of the North, other affected dioceses, and General Synod.
6. That ordained ministries involving more than ten hours per week of work, or in cases where a person has responsibility designated as or similar to that of a "priest in charge" be understood normally as ministries requiring compensation (cash, housing, utilities, benefits) beyond expenses.
Joint Task Force on Non-Stipendiary Ministry
Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples
House of Bishops, Anglican Church of Canada
October 2, 2003
Priestly Ministry- Qualities, Knowledge and Skills
Qualities
Exhibits love, compassion and caring and humility
Trusts self and others
A representative of Christ, recognized and accepted by the community as Christ-like
Confirmation of a call, evidence that God is the author of this ministry
Helps people develop a relationship with Christ because he/she lives that relationship
Fees on scriptures as the living Word of God- doesn't just read them
Prayer-filled - doesn't just read prayers or "take services"
Able to model the faith with integrity
Sensitive to a respectful of the community's rituals
Loves to learn and approaches learning with discipline and joy
Knows his/her own limitations; knows when, where and how to ask for help
Knowledge
Knows the tradition of the Anglican Church
Scriptures
"big picture" - chronology, "the story of salvation"
the story of Israel
the story of Jesus, the apostles and the church
Creeds - the teaching of the church across the ages
Order - the shape of ministry and authority
Community - the story of Jesus as it has been known in this local community
Knows what makes people, groups, communities and cultures "tick"
Cultural knowledge of this particular community - language, history, culture, spirituality of those with whom he/she is sharing and interpreting the Christian story
Skills
Teaching
Able to share the story of Jesus and the Christian faith with others in a way that they find themselves in the story
Teaching at critical life events - baptism, marriage, grieving
Teaching the life of prayer
Leading worship
BAS and BCP Eucharist, Baptism, Marriage, Funeral
Planning worship and involving others in leadership
Administration and management
Listening/counselling
Encouraging teamwork and delegating
Enable people to talk with others across differences of culture, spirituality, values
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops. Task Force on Non Stipendiary Ministry
Atagotaaluk, Andrew (Andrew Philip), 1950-
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy - Salaries, etc.
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy - Secular employment
Nonstipendiary clergy - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples
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Primate's Task Force on Alternate Episcopal Oversight:

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official8898
Date
2004 April 15-19
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 04-04-06
Date
2004 April 15-19
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 04-04-06
Mover
Bishop Bedford-Jones
Seconder
Bishop Wallace
Prologue
Archbishop Crawley asked whether it would be possible to have a group of people to work at the report. (He suggested that the group's membership could include a couple of bishops who were retiring; some of the original members of the Task Force on AEO, and one of the candidates nominated for the primacy.)
Text
"That the Acting Primate be asked to name a group from the existing task force and others, to consider a process for what the House of Bishops should do from here on." CARRIED Res. #HB-04-04-06
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. Primate's Task Force on Alternative Episcopal Oversight
Alternative episcopal oversight - Anglican Church of Canada
Episcopacy - Anglican Church of Canada
Shared Episcopal Ministry
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