That appreciation be expressed to the General Secretary of General Synod, with special gratitude for the way in which he had done everything possible to begin to pilot us through this transition period. CARRIED
The General Secretary presented his report as the Primate's representative at the meeting of the Governing Body of the Centre on October 3-5, 1966. This report was distributed to the members of the National Executive Council and to the members of the Committees on Christian Unity, Ecumenical Affairs, Church Relations and Anglican-Roman Catholic Relations. A copy is attached to the official Minutes.
That the report be received. CARRIED
[Copy of report is NOT included in electronic database.]
(B3) Moved by Dr. D.J. Broadwell, seconded by the Rt. Rev. H.R. Hunt,
"That salaries of Heads of Departments will be subject to later review."
At this point, the Heads of Departments were asked to leave the meeting.
That the per annum salaries of the following officers be increased by the following amounts:
The Rev. Canon R.R. Latimer..............$200
Mr. J.R. Ligertwood, C.A................. 200
Mr. E.T.C. Orde, Executive Officer,
The Pension Board.................... 500
making total remuneration per annum for the officers respectively:
The Rev. Canon R.R. Latimer...........$10,200
Mr. J.R. Ligertwood................... 10,200
Mr. E.T.C. Orde....................... 10,000
and that such increases be retroactive to January 1, 1966. CARRIED
The Heads of Departments then returned to the meeting.
The Bishop of Brandon expressed the concern that some of the clergy in the missionary dioceses have stipends of only $3,200 per annum. It was pointed out that the Board of Finance administers certain trust funds, from which grants are available upon application. It was acknowledged that this would provide only temporary relief and would not provide a total answer to the problem.
The Bishop of Saskatoon presented the following statement on behalf of the Commission:
"Since the last meeting of this Council, the Commission on Marriage and Related Matters has been chiefly concerned with preparation of the Forms required for use under Canon XXVII. As far as possible, these have been composed so as to match the procedures envisaged in the Canon, and to provide guidance for incumbents and applicants in completing the Forms. Four Forms are now available; the remaining one required, concerning with presumption of death, has still to be prepared. The Commission desires to record its gratitude and the indebtedness of the Church to those of its Members including the Hon. Mr. Justice J.C. Cartwright, Professor C.R. Feilding and Professor H.R.S. Ryan, who have done the greater part of the detailed work necessary.
The Commission reports that the suggestion, made at the last Meeting of the Council, that reproduction of the Forms should be undertaken independently by each diocese, has not proved practicable. There was pressure from some dioceses for immediate availability of a supply of Forms. Not every diocese has facilities for adequate reproduction. As preparation proceeded it was evident that there was considerable risk of errors in transcription and resulting confusion if the Forms were reproduced in varying styles and by different methods across the country. The Commission has therefore arranged with the Anglican Book Centre to produce and sell the Forms at ten cents a copy, under a plan which is not expected to involve the Centre in any deficit.
The Education Committee of the Commission has considered the manner in which expenses of local ecclesiastical matrimonial commissions may be met, and is reporting its findings to all diocesan bishops.
From the General Secretary the Commission has heard with gratification of the receipt of a large volume of letters from many parts of the Anglican Communion expressing gratitude to the Anglican Church of Canada for its work, evident in the new Canon XXVII, concerning Christian understanding of and discipline governing Holy Matrimony."
That the National Executive Council records its gratitude to the Rev. Prof. C.R. Feilding for the time and care which he has given to the work of the Commission on Marriage and Related Matters as its Secretary, and that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Professor. CARRIED
Moved by the Rev. Provost Owen, seconded by the Very Rev. Brian W. Whitlow,
That the present Canon on Degrees in Divinity be designated as Part II of Canon XXIV and that a new Part I be enacted.
That the proposal be amended to read as follows: "To repeal Canon XXIV `Degrees in Divinity' (Handbook, p.142) and to enact in its place the proposed Part I (with the deletion of the words `Part I') as the Canon on Theological Education (see p.106)." CARRIED in both Houses.
The proposed Canon was then considered Section by Section.
That General Synod gives approval in principle to the strategy recommendations presented by Professor Drummond and refers them to all bodies responsible for the development of college work in the dioceses, and provinces, and national departments of the Church. CARRIED in both Houses.