That this General Synod enact Canon XXIII and consequential amendments to the Constitution, Canon III, and the Handbook as follows:
THE BISHOP ORDINARY TO THE CANADIAN FORCES
The purpose of this Canon is to make provision for the election of the Bishop Ordinary to the Canadian Forces.
1. The Bishop Ordinary
The Bishop Ordinary has an episcopal relationship with all ordained and lay members of the Anglican Military Ordinariate.
The Bishop Ordinary is a member of the House of Bishops and General Synod.
2. Eligibility for being elected as the Bishop Ordinary
A person is eligible for election as the Bishop Ordinary if that person
(a) is of the full age of thirty years and less than seventy years of age;
(b) is a priest or bishop in Holy Orders of The Anglican Church of Canada, or of a church in full communion therewith;
(c) is faithful in the doctrines and discipline of The Anglican Church of Canada as determined and defined by the official formularies of that church;
(d) is known and recognized as being a person of integrity and moral stature;
(e) has those qualities and abilities of leadership, experience and learning that will enable that person to fulfil the duties of a chief pastor in the Church of God; and
(f) acknowledges that the Bishop Ordinary must achieve and maintain the citizenship, language, security clearance and other requirements of the Canadian Forces which affect the work of the Bishop Ordinary (see the Explanatory Notes below).
3. The Search Committee
When a vacancy occurs (or is about to occur) in the office of Bishop Ordinary, and the Primate is satisfied that there is adequate financial provision for the office to be filled, the Bishop’s Council of the Anglican Military Ordinariate will create a Search Committee (see section 8 below) to:
(a) determine any specific qualities or additional qualifications that might be required or desirable with respect to the person elected to fill the vacancy;
(b) identify potential candidates and determine whether they are willing to stand for election;
(c) prepare for the Electoral College a short list of electoral candidates;
(d) assemble for the Electoral College relevant background material, references, and other information concerning the electoral candidates on the short list; and
(e) generally do all things necessary to organize the election process.
4. The Electoral College
The Electoral College (see section 9 below) will elect a person from the list of electoral candidates submitted by the Search Committee, and will send the name of the Bishop Ordinaryelect to the Primate for concurrence by the Primate and the four Provincial Metropolitans.
5. Concurrence, Consecration and Installation
Following concurrence by the Primate and the four Provincial Metropolitans, the Primate will consecrate the Bishop Ordinary-elect (if not already a bishop) and install the Bishop Ordinary in office.
6. Retirement of the Bishop Ordinary
The Bishop Ordinary must retire on reaching the age of 70.
7. Vacancy in the Office of the Bishop Ordinary
If the Bishop Ordinary dies, resigns, retires, or for any other reason the office of the Bishop Ordinary is vacant, or the Primate determines that the Bishop Ordinary is unable to act because of absence, illness or any other reason, the Primate in consultation with the four Provincial Metropolitans and the Bishop’s Council may designate a bishop in The Anglican Church of Canada willing to undertake the task as the Acting Bishop Ordinary.
8. The Search Committee
The Anglican Military Ordinariate shall enact an Ordinariate canon with respect to the composition and work of the Search Committee.
The Ordinariate canon about the Search Committee:
(a) must provide for at least two lay members of the Search Committee;
(b) may provide that some or all of the work of the Search Committee may be done by electronic means; and
(c) shall not come into force or be amended without prior written approval by the Primate.
9. The Electoral College
The Anglican Military Ordinariate shall enact an Ordinariate canon with respect to the composition and procedures to be used by the Electoral College.
The Ordinariate canon about the Electoral College:
(a) must provide for the Electoral College to include a house of laity as well as a house of clergy, and that the election of a Bishop Ordinary must be concurred in by a majority of each of these two houses;
(b) may provide that some or all of the proceedings of the Electoral College (including voting) may be done by electronic means; and
(c) shall not come into effect or be amended without prior written approval by the Primate.
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That this General Synod confirm the adoption of changes made by the Council of General Synod to the terms of reference of standing committees:
1. Communications and Information Resources Committee—terms of reference approved by COGS in May 2008, inadvertently not referred to General Synod 2010, referred by COGS in November 2010 to the current Handbook Concerns Committee for action at General Synod 2013 (as contained at page 136 in Appendix B in the current Handbook).
2. Communications and Information Resources Committee—references to “the Anglican Journal Board” in paragraphs 1 e) and 2 b) changed to “the Anglican Journal Committee” by COGS in May 2012.
3. Philanthropy Committee—terms of reference approved by COGS in November 2010 (as contained at page 138 in Appendix B in the current Handbook, with additional changes noted in #4 and #5 below.)
4. Philanthropy Committee—name change from “Philanthropy Committee” to “Resources for Mission Committee” in section 6 of Appendix B)—approved by COGS in March 2011.
5. Resources for Mission Committee—change in the first item in the terms of reference to read: “a) Develop and continue to update a theology of stewardship for the church.”—approved by COGS in November 2012.
6. Anglican Journal—adoption of terms of reference for the new Anglican Journal Committee (to be included as part 7 in Appendix B of the Handbook) and removal of the terms of reference for the former Anglican Journal Corporation (Appendix C in the Handbook)—approved by COGS in November 2011:
7. Anglican Journal Committee
The Committee shall:
(i) Be the publisher of the Anglican Journal.
(ii) Monitor, defend and safeguard the editorial independence of the Anglican Journal.
(iii) Support the work of the Anglican Journal staff and advise staff as requested.
(iv) Explore and work on areas of mutual interest with the Communications and Information Resources Committee.
(v) Produce, publish and distribute a national newspaper of interest to the members of the Anglican Church of Canada, with an independent editorial policy and not being an official voice of or for the church. When expression of opinion conflicts with official church policy, as stated by decisions of the General Synod or the Council of General Synod, the newspaper will, at the same time, carry an explanation by an informed spokesperson of the official position of the church.
(vi) Provide a means to distribute diocesan newspapers and other materials as inserts to the national newspaper.
(vii) Maintain a data base containing pertinent circulation
information that will be available to the national and diocesan offices of the Anglican Church of Canada.
(viii) Exercise functions to all committees, namely
(a) Develop annual budget proposals
(b) Communicate with other committees and groups
(c) Report regularly to the Council of General Synod
(d) At least once a triennium review its own mandate and
review policies governing the various areas of work of the Anglican Journal.
7. Communications and Information Resources—revise terms of reference:
Section 1 (d) – remove the reference to the library and Ministry Matters;
Section 2 (b) remove the sentence, “At the appropriate time in the triennium, the Communications and Information Resources Committee may nominate possible names to the Council of General Synod for membership on the Anglican Journal Board.”— approved by COGS in March 2013.
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That this General Synod amend the Constitution as follows:
1. in section 33 e) iii), change “In” to “in”; [typographical error]
2. in section 33 f) iii), change the reference to “subsection 33 a) viii)” to “subsection 33 a) vii)”; [typographical error]
3. in section 39 a) vi), change the name of the “Philanthropy Committee” to “Resources for Mission Committee”; [COGS March 2011]
4. in section 39 a), after vi) add “vii) Anglican Journal Committee”; [COGS November 2011]
5. in section 39 g), replace paragraph iv) with the following:
“iv) the national communications director of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada.” [COGS May 2012]
6. in section 39, after g) add “h) The Anglican Journal Committee shall consist of the members of the Communications and Information Resources Committee sitting as the Anglican Journal Committee plus one additional member appointed by the Primate from the membership of the Anglican Editors’ Association (AEA).”
That this General Synod amend the Constitution as follows: and re-letter the following paragraphs accordingly; [COGS May 2012]
That this General Synod amend Canon XIX to include forms for the reinstatement or restoration of the exercise of ministry in the Anglican Church as follows
NOTICE OF REINSTATEMENT TO MINISTRY
(after prior relinquishment)
To: The Primate and all diocesan bishops in The Anglican Church of Canada
This is notification that I have reinstated . . . . [name] . . . . to the exercise of ordained ministry in The Anglican Church of Canada, pursuant to General Synod Canon XIX, section 1 e).
The reinstatement was effective on . . . [date].
Bishop of the Diocese of ______________________ [*]
[* Note: The Bishop making the reinstatement must be the diocesan Bishop or the successor to the diocesan Bishop who accepted the relinquishment.]
NOTICE OF RESTORATION TO MINISTRY
(after prior abandonment)
To: The Primate, Metropolitans and all diocesan bishops in The Anglican Church of Canada
This is notification that I have restored . . . . [name] . . . . to the exercise of ordained ministry in The Anglican Church of Canada, pursuant to General Synod Canon XIX, section 2 g).
The restoration was effective on . . . [date].
Bishop of the Diocese of __________________________ [*]
[* Note: The Bishop making the restoration must be the diocesan Bishop or the successor to the diocesan Bishop who affirmed the abandonment.]
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