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500th Anniversary of the Birth of Archbishop Cranmer

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Date
1989 June 15-23
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 109
Date
1989 June 15-23
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 109
Mover
Rev. Dr. R.D. Crouse
Seconder
Mr. Justice R.C. Stevenson
Text
That this General Synod commend to all members of the Church observance, during 1989, of the 500th anniversary of the birth of Archbishop Thomas Cranmer, in thanksgiving for his enduring contribution to liturgical reform in the Christian Church. CARRIED WITHOUT DEBATE Act 109
Subjects
Cranmer, Thomas, 1489-1556
Liturgy - Anglican Communion - History
Church of England - Liturgy - History
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Amendments to Canon XVII

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Date
1989 June 15-23
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 122
Date
1989 June 15-23
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 122
Mover
Mr. Justice R.C. Stevenson
Seconder
Canon H.R.S. Ryan
Text
That First Reading be given to the Resolution:
That Canon XVII - Episcopal Jurisdiction Respecting the Clergy - be repealed and replaced with the following:
CANON XVII - THE STRUCTURE OF EPISCOPAL JURISDICTION RESPECTING THE CLERGY AND LICENSING BY BISHOPS
Definition
1. In this Canon the term "licence shall mean:
a) a written grant of authority from the bishop of a diocese to a priest or deacon of the diocese permitting the priest or deacon to exercise ordained ministry in the diocese, and
b) a written grant of authority from the Bishop Ordinary to a priest or deacon who is a chaplain holding a commission requiring full-time service in the Canadian Forces permitting the priest or deacon to exercise ordained ministry as a chaplain in the Canadian Forces.
Episcopal Jurisdiction
2. Subject to the provisions of this Canon, every priest and deacon of The Anglican Church of Canada shall be subject to the jurisdiction of a diocesan bishop.
3. Each co-adjutor, suffragan, assistant or retired bishop shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the bishop of the diocese in which that bishop resides.
4. Members of the clergy employed at the national office shall be subject to the episcopal jurisdiction of the Primate without prejudice to their synodical status in the diocese from which they are on leave.
5. Bishops, priests or deacons serving outside Canada, under the auspices of The Anglican Church of Canada, shall be subject to the episcopal authority of the diocese in which they serve.
6. A chaplain holding a commission requiring full-time service in the Canadian Forces shall be subject to the episcopal jurisdiction of the Bishop Ordinary to the Canadian Forces.
The Register
7. Each diocesan bishop shall keep a register of the bishops, priests and deacons ordained within or for the diocese and those received from other jurisdictions. Such register shall include the following information for each individual:
a) dates and places of ordination as a deacon, priest or bishop and in each case the name of the ordaining bishop or bishops;
b) a record of ecclesiastical appointments;
c) the date of entering the diocese;
d) a notation of any change of canonical status; and
e) a report of any transfer to another ecclesiastical jurisdiction.
8. Names of bishops, priests and deacons who have relinquished or abandoned the exercise of their ministry shall be recorded on a list maintained by the Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada.
Licencing
9. Subject to section 14, no bishop, priest or deacon shall exercise an ordained ministry without a license from the diocesan bishop issued in accordance with the Canons or other regulations of the province and diocese.
10. A licence may be subject to conditions as to:
a) the parish or other territory in which the ministry may be carried out;
b) its term;
c) the time after which the ministry performed pursuant to it shall be assessed or reviewed;
d) the persons under whose supervision the ministry performed pursuant to it is to be carried out; and
e) any other matter which the bishop may deem appropriate or which the diocesan or provincial canons may require.
11. A licence shall remain in effect during the time that a priest or deacon is on leave from the diocese unless expressly revoked or unless its term expires during the term of the leave.
Licensing by Bishop Ordinary
12. The Bishop Ordinary, on receipt of Letters Testimonial with respect to a bishop, priest or deacon who is a chaplain in the Canadian Forces may issue a license to that bishop, priest or deacon upon the bishop, priest or deacon taking such oaths and subscriptions as the Bishop Ordinary may require, and in accordance with any other procedures the Bishop Ordinary may require.
13. A license issued to a bishop, priest or deacon by the Bishop Ordinary shall permit the bishop, priest, or deacon to exercise ordained ministry to members of the Canadian Forces and their families.
Informal Permission
14. A diocesan bishop may give an informal permission to a bishop, priest or deacon not licenced by the diocesan bishop to exercise an ordained ministry within the diocese.
Inhibition of the Unlicenced
15. When a diocesan bishop has reasonable grounds to believe that a bishop, priest or deacon who does not hold a licence or informal permission from the diocesan bishop is officiating or is about to officiate in the diocese contrary to section 9, the diocesan bishop may, by notice in writing such bishop, priest or deacon, inhibit such person from officiating in the diocese.
16. A bishop who issues a notice pursuant to section 15, shall advise all other members of the clergy in the diocese and instruct them not to allow the inhibited bishop, priest or deacon to officiate.
Revocation of Licence
17. A licence may be revoked by the bishop having jurisdiction, for cause, after due inquiry.
Leave of Absence
18. Bishops, priests, and deacons who are engaged in specialized ministries outside the diocese where they are registered, shall be considered to be on leave of absence from that diocese, and subject to the general supervision of the bishop of the diocese in which the specialized ministry is exercised.
Transfers of Episcopal Jurisdiction
19. When a priest or deacon in good standing requests a transfer to another diocese:
a) the bishop of the diocese which the priest or deacon wishes to leave shall forward Letters Bene Decessit to the bishop of the new diocese; and
b) the priest or deacon shall be subject to the episcopal jurisdiction of the aforementioned bishop until the Letters Bene Decessit are accepted and acknowledged by the bishop of the diocese to which the priest or deacon requests to be transferred.
20. When a bishop, priest or deacon undertakes service outside of Canada under the auspices of The Anglican Church of Canada, the Primate and the appropriate diocesan bishop shall give to any such bishop, priest, or deacon letters of commendation or Letters Bene Decessit, as appropriate.
CANON XVII - SCHEDULE A - Letters Testimonial With Respect to A Chaplain in the Canadian Forces
TO: ..., The Bishop Ordinary
I hereby certify that the Reverend..., having with my consent accepted a commission as a chaplain in the Canadian Forces, is a priest in good standing on leave from the Diocese of.. .
I hereby transfer the Reverend. ... to your episcopal jurisdiction.
Signed... Bishop of ...
CANON XVII - SCHEDULE B - Letters Bene Decessit
I hereby certify that ..., who has signified to me a desire to be transferred to the episcopal jurisdiction of the Bishop of the Diocese of ..., is a bishop/priest/deacon in good standing of the Diocese of... .
Witness my Hand and Seal this... day of.. 19.. .
Signed... Bishop of...
CANON XVII - SCHEDULE C - Form of Acceptance of Episcopal Jurisdiction
The Letters Bene Decessit from the Bishop of ... with respect to the transfer to this diocese of.. have been presented to me, and have been accepted.
Witness my Hand and Seal ... day of .. , 19.. .
Signed ... Bishop of...
CARRIED ON FIRST READING Act 122
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution. Canon XVII
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy - Licensing
Anglican Church of Canada - Bishops
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy - Discipline
Church discipline - Anglican Church of Canada
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Amendments to Canon XVIII

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Date
1989 June 15-23
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 125
Date
1989 June 15-23
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 125
Mover
Mr. Justice R.C. Stevenson
Seconder
Canon H.R.S. Ryan
Text
That First Reading be given to the Resolution that Canon XVIII - Discipline - be repealed and replaced by the following; subject to the understanding that the Organization Committee in consultation with the House of Bishops and the Doctrine and Worship Committee will prepare an additional section clearly acknowledging that disciplinary authority of the Bishop (this section to be inserted before the section on Diocesan Courts), and also a section describing the disciplinary authority of Metropolitans (to precede the section on Provincial Courts of Appeal);
and that these new sections will attempt to ensure that this Canon does not make a fundamental change in the theology of episcopacy and that the ministry of a bishop as described in the ordinals of the Anglican Church of Canada remains intact and is not contradicted by the Canon;
and that these new sections be discussed by the General Synod before Second Reading is given to this Canon;
CANON XVIII - DISCIPLINE - Part I - JURISDICTION
Diocesan Courts
1. The diocesan court of a diocese shall have jurisdiction with respect to the discipline of:
a) priests and deacons who carry out their ministry in the diocese and who are registered on the register of the diocese, for any ecclesiastical offence, wherever committed;
b) subject to section 15, priests and deacons of the Anglican Church of Canada not registered on the register of the diocese, in respect of any ecclesiastical offence committed in the diocese; and
c) lay persons who have been appointed, elected or commissioned to an office, appointment, or responsibility in a parish of the diocese or the diocesan synod, for any ecclesiastical offence which they may commit in the diocese;
d) lay persons who have been appointed, elected or commissioned to an office, appointment or responsibility in a provincial synod, or the General Synod, for any ecclesiastical offence which they may commit in the diocese;
e) priest, deacons and lay persons of any other diocese when a direction is made pursuant to section 16 of this Canon.
Provincial Courts of Appeal
2. The provincial court of appeal of a province shall have jurisdiction with respect to the discipline of:
a) the bishops of the province;
b) the bishops residing in the province who are not bishops of any other province; and
c) the bishops of any other province of the Anglican Church of Canada when a direction is made pursuant to section 16 of this Canon,
for any ecclesiastical offence which they may commit.
Supreme Court of Appeal of the Anglican Church of Canada
3. The Supreme Court of Appeal of the General Synod shall have jurisdiction with respect to the discipline of:
a) the Primate, and
b) the Bishop Ordinary,
Part II - ECCLESIASTICAL OFFENCES
4. All persons who are subject to jurisdiction as defined in Part I shall be liable to discipline for any of the following offences;
a) crime or immorality;
b) disobedience to the bishop to whom such person has sworn obedience;
c) violation of any lawful constitution or canon of the Church whether of a diocese, province or the General Synod by which the person is bound;
d) willful or habitual neglect of the exercise of the ministry of the person without cause;
e) willful or habitual neglect of the duties of any office or position of trust to which the person has been appointed or elected;
f) teaching or advocating doctrines contrary to those accepted by The Anglican Church of Canada; or
g) contemptuous or disrespectful conduct towards a bishop of a diocese in matters pertaining to the administration of the affairs of the diocese or parish.
Part III - PENALTIES FOR ECCLESIASTICAL OFFENCES
Penalties Generally
5. The following penalties may be imposed against a person by the court with jurisdiction over the person when an ecclesiastical offence has been proven in that court against the person:
a) admonition;
b) suspension from the exercise of ministry or office;
c) deprivation of office or ministry; or
d) deposition from the exercise of ministry if the person is ordained.
Admonition
6. Admonition shall be delivered by the bishop or, if the party being disciplined is the bishop, by the president of the court in which the bishop was tried.
7. Admonition may be in public or private as the bishop or president delivering it may determine.
Suspension
8. a) When the court imposes a penalty of suspension it shall fix the duration of the suspension and may impose such other conditions on the suspension as it considers appropriate.
b) During the term of a suspension, the person suspended from the exercise of ministry or office shall not exercise the function of his or her ministry anywhere in Canada.
c) If a person suspended from the exercise of ministry exercises his or her ministry contrary to s. 8b), or otherwise violates the conditions of the suspension, the court may, after a further hearing, impose the penalty of deprivation of office.
d) During the term of a suspension, the bishop may deprive the suspended person of the whole or part of any stipend, income or emoluments associated with the ministry or office from which the person stands suspended and may authorize the application of the whole or part of such stipend, income or emoluments to the payment of a substitute.
e) During the term of a suspension of a bishop, the president of the court in which the bishop was tried, or the executive council of the synod of the diocese in which the bishop serves may deprive the bishop of the whole or part of any stipend income or emoluments associated with the office of the bishop and may authorize the application of the whole or part of such stipend, income or emoluments to the payments of the person performing the duties of the duties of the bishop during the term of the suspension.
Deprivation
9. a) Upon the penalty of deprivation of office or ministry being pronounced, the connection between the person deprived and his or her parish, mission, congregation, diocese, or office is severed and all revenues to which the person was entitled by virtue of the office or ministry shall wholly cease and determine.
b) A person who has been deprived of office or ministry shall be incapable of holding any office or performing any function in any diocese in the Anglican Church of Canada until restored pursuant to subsections c), d) or e).
c) Any person so deprived shall be and remain deprived until restored by the bishop if the diocese in which the office from which the person was deprived is located.
d) Any person so deprived shall be and remain deprived until restored by the metropolitan of the province of which the deprived bishop's diocese is part.
e) Any archbishop so deprived shall be and remain deprived until restored by the House of Bishops of the province, in the case of a metropolitan, or by the House of Bishops of the Anglican Church of Canada, in the case of the Primate.
f) Restoration pursuant to subsection c), d), or e) may be to any office or ministry in the diocese whether or not it be the specific office from which the person was deprived.
Deposition
10. The penalty of deposition shall include all of the consequences of deprivation and at the same time will have the same effect as if the person had relinquished the exercise of the ordained ministry pursuant to Canon XIX.
Notices
11. a) Where the penalty of suspension is imposed, the court shall cause notice thereof to be given to all the clergy of the diocese and all bishops of the Anglican Church of Canada.
b) Where a penalty of deprivation of office or ministry or of deposition is imposed, the court shall cause notice thereof to be given to all the clergy of the diocese, all bishops of the Anglican Church of Canada and all metropolitans of the Anglican Communion.
Part IV - PRINCIPLES AND GENERAL PROCEDURES TO BE OBSERVED IN DISCIPLINE PROCEEDINGS IN THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA
Fundamental Principles of Natural Justice
12. All trials of persons charged with offenses under this Canon shall be conducted according to the principles of natural justice.
13. a) Without limiting the generality of the foregoing section; all persons tried for offenses under this Canon are entitled to be:
i) give full and complete written notice of the charge against them and the particulars of the charge;
ii) presumed innocent until the commission of the offence by them is proved beyond a reasonable doubt;
iii) heard in their own defence;
iv) represented in their defence by counsel of their own choice;
v) presented, accompanied by their counsel, when any evidence or argument concerning the allegations against them is received by the court;
vi) given opportunity to cross-examine, or have their counsel cross-examine, under oath, witnesses who have given evidence against them;
vii) tried by a court composed of persons who are not biased against them; and
viii) tried within a reasonable time.
b) No person tried for an offence under this Canon is required to give evidence in the proceedings.
c) Disciplinary proceedings arising out of the alleged commission of an offence under this Canon shall be commenced within 12 months from the time when the facts giving rise to the charge became known to the informant or otherwise became publicly known, whichever period first expires, and not afterwards.
d) All persons found to have committed an offence under this Canon are entitled to have the penalty imposed against them within 30 days of the date that the court determines that they committed an offence, subject to a stay of the imposition of a penalty in the event of an appeal.
e) No person who has been acquitted of an offence under this Canon may be tried for the same offence a second time.
f) No person who has been found guilty of and punished for an offence under this Canon may be tried or punished for the same offence again.
Inhibition
14. a) If it appears to the bishop that great scandal is likely to arise if a priest, deacon or lay person continues to perform the duties of his or her office while a charge is under investigation or trial and that the person's ministry will be seriously impaired while a charge from performing any of the duties of his or her office, either in the diocese of that bishop or elsewhere, pending such investigation or until the bishop withdraws the inhibition, to until the end of the trial.
b) During such inhibition the person inhibited shall not be deprived of the emoluments associated with the person's office.
c) Where it is alleged that a bishop has committed an ecclesiastical offence, inhibition may be ordered or withdrawn by the metropolitan in consultation with the executive council of the diocese.
d) Where it is alleged that the Bishop Ordinary has committed an ecclesiastical offence, inhibition may be ordered or withdrawn by the Primate in consultation with the Officers of the General Synod.
e) Where it is alleged that the Primate has committed an ecclesiastical offence, inhibition may be ordered or withdrawn by the provincial metropolitans in consultation with the Officers of the General Synod.
Priest or Deacon from another Diocese
15. a) In the event of an offence being alleged against a priest or deacon who is not on the register of the diocese, but who is on the register of another diocese, for an offence alleged to have been committed in the diocese, proceedings with respect to the offence shall not be instituted until notice of the allegation has been given to the bishop of the diocese in which the priest or deacon is registered and the bishop has given consent for proceedings to be instituted by the bishop of the diocese in which the offence is alleged to have been committed.
b) A bishop who receives a notice under subsection a) shall forthwith respond either by consenting or refusing consent to the institution of proceedings in the diocese from which notice was received.
c) Where a bishop consents, proceedings shall be taken in the diocese where the allegation has been made.
d) A bishop who refuses consent shall, within 6 months of receipt of notice pursuant to subsection a) hereof, institute proceedings with respect to the alleged offence in accordance with the canons of the diocese in which the priest or deacon is registered.
Transfer of Jurisdiction
16. a) On the application of a person charged with an offence under this Canon to the president of the court having jurisdiction over that person, that jurisdiction may be transferred to another court, where it appears to the president of the court of which the application is made, that such transfer is necessary to ensure that the fundamental principles of natural justice are respected and where the court to which the transfer is to be made consents to the transfer.
b) Where an application under subsection a) is made to the president of a diocesan court, the transfer may be made to another diocesan court of the same ecclesiastical province.
c) Where an application under subsection a) is made to the president of a provincial court of appeal, the transfer may be made to another provincial court of appeal.
d) Where an application under subsection a) is made to the president of the Supreme Court of Appeal, the transfer may be made to another provincial court of appeal.
d) Where an application under subsection a) is made to the president of the Supreme Court of Appeal, the transfer may be made to a provincial court of appeal.
Part V - RIGHTS OF APPEAL IN DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS
17. An appeal to the provincial court of appeal may be taken from any judgment or order of diocesan court or the president thereof.
18. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Appeal may be taken from a judgment or order of a diocesan court or the president thereof, or a provincial court of appeal or the president thereof, in the circumstances and pursuant to the procedures established by Canon XX.
19. All appeals shall be commenced according to the procedure of the court to which the appeal is to be made within 30 days of the date of pronouncement of the judgment or order appealed from.
20. No limit or restriction on the rights of appeal granted by this Canon, imposed by a bishop or diocesan or provincial synod shall be of any effect. CARRIED ON FIRST READING Act 125
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution. Canon XVIII
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy - Discipline
Anglican Church of Canada - Bishops
Episcopacy - Anglican Church of Canada
Church discipline - Anglican Church of Canada
Ecclesiastical courts - Anglican Church of Canada
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Amendment to the Declaration of Principles

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Date
1989 June 15-23
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 123
Date
1989 June 15-23
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 123
Mover
Mr. Justice R.C. Stevenson
Seconder
Canon H.R.S. Ryan
Text
That First Reading be given to the Resolution:
That the Declaration of Principles be amended by deleting sections 6 g) and 7 b) vii); and by adding after section 7 the following section:
7A Ecclesiastical Offences and Disciplinary Proceedings
a) The General Synod shall have authority and jurisdiction with regard to:
i) the definition of ecclesiastical offences;
ii) penalties for ecclesiastical offences;
iii) principles and general procedures to be observed in disciplinary proceedings in the Anglican Church of Canada;
iv) rights of appeal in disciplinary proceedings;
v) the procedures to be followed in the Supreme Court of Appeal for the Anglican Church of Canada in disciplinary proceedings in respect of which it has jurisdiction.
b) Each provincial synod shall have authority and jurisdiction with regard to the procedures to be followed by the provincial court of appeal for the province in disciplinary proceedings in respect of which it has jurisdiction.
c) Each diocesan synod shall have authority and jurisdiction with regard to the procedures to be followed by the diocesan court in disciplinary proceedings in respect of which it has jurisdiction;
and by substituting the words "section 6 and 7" in sections 8a), 8b), 11 a)iii) and 11 a)iv). CARRIED ON FIRST READING Act 123
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Declaration of Principles
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy - Discipline
Church discipline - Anglican Church of Canada
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Amendment to the Declaration of Principles

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Date
1989 June 15-23
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 115
Date
1989 June 15-23
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 115
Mover
Mr. Justice R.C. Stevenson
Seconder
Canon H.R.S. Ryan
Text
That First Reading be given to the resolution that Section 11 of the Declaration of Principles be amended by the addition after section d) of the following section:
e) Amendments on Second Reading at Synod
i) Where a proposed change to the Declaration of Principles, (other than to s. 6, 7, or 7A thereof), or to a Canon dealing with doctrine, worship, or discipline, has been
a) passed at one session of the General Synod,
b) referred for consideration to all diocesan and provincial synods, and
c) brought before a second session of the General Synod for consideration,
it shall be in order for the General Synod to adopt any amendment to the proposed change which would have been in order when the proposed change was considered at the first session of the General Synod and the proposed change shall take effect if passed by the required majority at the second session with or without such amendment.
ii) Where a proposed change to sections 6, 7, or 7A of the Declaration of Principles has been
a) passed by the required majority at one session of the General Synod,
b) referred for the consideration of all diocesan synods
c) referred for consent to all provincial synods, and
d) brought before a second session of the General Synod for consideration,
it shall be in order for the General Synod to adopt any amendment which does not alter the proposed change in any substantive way but which merely improves the clarity or form of the proposed change and the proposed change shall take effect if passed by the required majority at the second session with or without such amendment. CARRIED ON FIRST READING Act 115
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Declaration of Principles
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod - Rules and practice
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Amendment to the Declaration of Principles

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Date
1989 June 15-23
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 121
Date
1989 June 15-23
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 121
Mover
Mr. Justice R.C. Stevenson
Seconder
Canon H.R.S. Ryan
Text
That First Reading be given to the Resolution:
That section 6g) of the Declaration of Principles be amended to read:
g) the structure of episcopal jurisdiction respecting the clergy, and regulations respecting licensing by bishops. CARRIED ON FIRST READING Act 121
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Declaration of Principles
Anglican Church of Canada - Bishops
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy - Licensing
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Amendment to the Declaration of Principles - Residence Rule

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Date
1989 June 15-23
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 151
Date
1989 June 15-23
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 151
Mover
Ms. E. Archambault
Seconder
Mr. Justice R.C. Stevenson
Text
That First Reading be given to the resolution:
That paragraph 3 e) of the Declaration of Principles be deleted and the following substituted therefor:
e) Members of the Orders of Clergy and Laity shall be members of the diocesan synod, or eligible to be members of the diocesan synod, of the diocese they represent. CARRIED ON FIRST READING Act 151
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Declaration of Principles
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod - Membership
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Amendment To The Rules Of Order

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Date
1989 June 15-23
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 150
Date
1989 June 15-23
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 150
Mover
Ms. E. Archambault
Seconder
Mr. Justice R.C. Stevenson
Text
That Rule of Order 13 be suspended to permit the introduction of a motion, for First Reading, to amend paragraph 3 (e) of the Declaration of Principles.
CARRIED Act 150
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Rules of Order and Procedure
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Declaration of Principles
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Report of the Assessors

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Date
1989 June 15-23
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 22
Act 23
Date
1989 June 15-23
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 22
Act 23
Mover
Mr. Justice R.C. Stevenson
Seconder
Mr. R.W.P. Welch
Prologue
Mr. Justice Ronald Stevenson reported that the Assessors had heard and considered an appeal from the Diocese of Brandon regarding eligibility for membership in the General Synod for Mrs. Doreen Church, as she did not reside in her diocese. The appeal had been dismissed. [Under Section 3(c) of the Declaration of Principles and Section 8(c) of the Constitution, members of the Orders of Clergy and Laity must have their principal residence in the diocese they represent.]
Text
That this General Synod receive the Report of the Assessors. CARRIED ACT 22
Notes
It was recommended that consideration be given to suspending Rule of Order No. 3 and extending the courtesies of the General Synod to Mrs. Church, including the right to participate in debate, but not to vote.
Moved by: Mr. Justice R.C. Stevenson
Seconded by: Mr. R.W.P. Welch
That this General Synod accept the decision of the Assessors on the appeal. CARRIED Act 23
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod - Membership
Church, Doreen
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Brandon
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Resolutions Committee

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Date
1989 June 15-23
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 9
Date
1989 June 15-23
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 9
Mover
Ms. J. Werrun
Seconder
Mr. Justice R.C. Stevenson
Text
That the following guidelines for the Resolutions Committee be adopted for use at this General Synod:
1. Membership
a) The committee shall consist of up to eight members, one of whom shall be an assessor, and at least one of whom shall be a bishop, one a member of the clergy, and one a member of the laity, all appointed by the Organization Committee in consultation with the Prolocutor.
b) Where possible one or two persons who have served on the committee at a previous Synod should be included among the members.
c) The Deputy Prolocutor is the officer of the General Synod who has general responsibility for the work of the committee.
d) The committee will be supported by a member of the national staff.
e) A quorum shall consist of one-half of the appointed members plus one.
2. Task
It is the responsibility of the committee:
a) to receive, and prepare for debate, resolutions proposed for the consideration of the Synod;
b) to ensure that proposed resolutions contain clear and concise statements of what is intended by the sponsors.
c) to consolidate, and, if necessary, reword resolutions which deal with the same subject, after consultation with the sponsors; and
d) generally to ensure that the resolutions do not contradict the resolutions procedures which form part of these guidelines.
3. Relationships
a) The committee shall, either through its chairperson or another member, maintain regular contact with the Deputy Prolocutor and the Agenda and Expenditures Committees.
b) Normally, the national staff person will be the liaison person with the General Synod office.
4. Meetings
a) At the call of the Deputy Prolocutor, the committee will meet on the day prior to the convening of the Synod for organization and to prepare for debate those resolutions which have already been received or which have been printed in the convening circular.
b) During the Synod session the committee will meet each day, usually at the conclusion of the evening sitting, to complete preparation of the resolutions to be presented the next day, and to plan for the orderly presentation of all other resolutions which have been, or may be, submitted to the committee.
5. Sources of Resolutions
The following are the sources from which resolutions will come:
a) Some will be contained within reports which are printed in the convening circular.
b) Some will be contained within reports which are presented to the Synod but which are not included in the convening circular.
c) Some will arise in the course of discussion of subjects during the sittings of the Synod.
d) Some will be presented by members of the Synod, after proper notice has been given.
e) Some will arise in questions concerning procedures or in extending greetings or courtesies to persons or groups. (These do not have to move through the procedures outlined in these guidelines.)
f) Some may appear in the form of memorials to the Synod, but such memorials must be shaped in the form of resolutions by the sponsors if they are to be considered by the Synod.
6. Resolutions Procedures
a) All resolutions not already printed in the convening circular, except those of a procedural or a courtesy nature, or that arise in the course of debate, shall be written on the prescribed form (Appendix A) and submitted to the Deputy Prolocutor for consideration by the committee before being put to the Synod.
b) The committee shall not debate the merits of any proposed resolutions, but will ensure that it contains a clear and concise statement of what is proposed.
c) Any resolution presented to the committee may be accompanied by an explanatory note setting forth the considerations leading to the proposal. This note will not form part of the resolution, but will serve to acquaint members of the committee with the reasons for the proposal.
d) No resolutions shall include any preambles (i.e. "Whereas, etc. etc.") but when printed for presentation to the Synod may, at the discretion of the committee, be accompanied by a brief explanatory note.
e) The committee is authorized to consolidate, and, if necessary, re-word resolutions which deal with the same subject, with the understanding that in doing so the committee will consult with the sponsors of the resolutions.
f) The committee may reject, or return for amendment, any resolution it considers to be:
i) outside the jurisdiction of the General Synod;
ii) unclear or ambiguous;
iii) inaccurate;
iv) of a local rather than a national character;
v) impossible of performance; or
vi) calculated to be a source of embarrassment to the Church.
g) No notice of motion, except one of a procedural or a courtesy nature, will be received beyond the time stated on the agenda for the reception of notices of motion except with the consent of a two-thirds majority of the Synod.
h) Any resolution which requires the expenditure of funds, the source of which has not been identified prior to the Synod session [ROP 15 (b)] must be referred by the sponsors to the Expenditures Committee.
7. Sequence of Preparation in the Committee
a) Upon receipt of a resolution either in the convening circular or on the required form, the resolution will be named and numbered.
b) The resolution will be written on newsprint, reviewed by the committee and any necessary changes suggested and noted on the sheet.
c) The sponsors of any resolution which is recommended for change by the committee must be consulted and asked for their agreement to the change(s) proposed. If agreement cannot be reached the committee has authority to present its version, and the sponsors will have the opportunity to propose any amendments they believe desirable.
d) Although the committee may work in small groups on different resolutions the final wording of every resolution must be decided by the whole committee or a quorum thereof.
e) The Resolutions Committee will ensure that the report of the Expenditures Committee pursuant to ROP 15 (b) has been prepared where required.
f) Once agreement on a resolution has been reached it will be printed and prepared for distribution. Resolutions will be printed one to a page with the number of the resolution printed on the top right hand corner of each sheet on which it appears.
g) All revisions of a resolution which has been printed and distributed must bear the same name and the same number with a letter designation indicating the sequence of the revisions [i.e. Resolution 64, 64A (first revision), 64B (second revision), etc.].
h) A record of the progress of a resolution from its reception by the committee through debate and disposition will be kept on a chart (Appendix B) by all members of the committee. This chart will also be set up on newsprint in the room where the committee meets.
8. Liaison with Agenda Committee
a) The Resolutions and Agenda Committees, or their representatives, will consult each night about the number of resolutions still to be presented to the Synod and the order of their presentation.
b) Normally resolutions will be dealt with in an order which is appropriate to the elements of the agenda or in the order in which they are received. However, if time for debate is limited, the Agenda Committee will decide which resolutions will go forward for debate and which should be recommended for reference to appropriate bodies other than the Synod. ["Motions with reference to reports from standing committees shall take precedence over other motions on the paper." ROP 12 (c).]
9. Appeals
Any decision of the Resolutions Committee or the Agenda Committee regarding resolutions may be appealed to the Synod. CARRIED ACT 9
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Resolutions Committee
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod - Government
Anglican Church of Canada - Rules and practice
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod (32nd : 1989 : St. John's, Nfld.) - Resolutions
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