Resolved, That Canon II M.S.C.C. be amended by adding thereto the clause:
18. The several trust funds, securities and cash on hand or in bank on Capital Account which now are or which may hitherto become vested in or held by the General Synod of the Church of England in Canada and the several trust funds, securities and cash on hand or in bank on Capital Account which now are or which may hereafter become vested in or held by the Missionary Society of the Church of England in Canada, shall be held, managed and invested as one general trust fund (to be known as the Consolidated Trust Fund) in the joint names of the said two corporations in accordance with the provisions of the Canons of the General Synod as passed and amended from time to time.
Your Committee appointed to consider the resolution of the National Commission on organization of laymen, begs leave to report as follows:
1. That the Executive Council be asked to take steps at the earliest possible moment to give effect to the resolution passed by this Synod regarding an organization of laymen (Section XIII, sub. sec. 3, Report of the National Commission).
2. That a Committee of Laymen representing every Diocese with an executive of eight members be appointed to consider the entire subject and make to the Executive Council such recommendations as it deems wise, and that in each Diocese the Bishop be asked to name the representative of such Diocese on the above Committee and that for the purpose of the preliminary organization, the representative from the Diocese of Montreal, Ottawa, Ontario, Toronto, Niagara, Huron, Algoma, and Moosonee, be the Executive Committee.
That the Report be adopted. CARRIED in both Houses.
Resolved, 4. That in the matter of the formation of a new Diocese of the Chung Hwa [sic Hua] Sheng Kung Hui out of the present Diocese of Honan, the Church of England in Canada would require that before any official action is taken by the Church in China, the Church in Canada should be consulted concerning the contemplated action.
Resolved, That Recognizing that the primary responsibility for the religious training of our boys and girls must always rest upon the home, this Synod would emphasize strongly the necessity of constantly impressing upon parents their duty in this matter, and would request that every assistance be given to the Board of Education in its efforts to secure that co-operation in the home without which the work of the Sunday School cannot be fully successful.
Resolved, 1. That this General Synod of the Church of England in China in session assembled sends cordial greetings to Chung Hwa [sic Hua] Sheng Kung Hui recognizing it to be a duly organized Church in communion with the Church of England in Canada and the Diocese of Honan to be an integral part of that National Church Organization.
Resolved, That the question of pensioning a cretain [sic certain] class of Lay Workers who have given long periods of service to the Church, especially in the Missionary Dioceses, should be referred for consideration to the Committee on Beneficiary Funds.
Resolved, That, the Upper House concurring, the General Synod of the Church of England in Canada extend to the Jewish people throughout the world its profound sympathy in view of the present world situation respecting that ancient race. That the General Synod has an adequate sense of the great debt that the world owes to the Jewish people for their contribution to human knowledge in the realms of Science, Literature and Religion. Above all, it would acknowledge with deep thankfulness that that great treasury of revealed truth, the Old Testament Scriptures, was given and preserved through the instrumentality of the Jewish people; and it is ever mindful of the profound significance of the fact that Jesus Christ, our acknowledged Lord and Saviour, was, after the flesh, the Son of David. It deprecates as being a denial of the principles of Christianity, and therefore abhorent to Christian people, the ill-treatment of Jews, or any other people by nations, communities or individuals, on account of their race or religion. That a copy of this resolution be sent to the Chief Rabbi of the Jews in Canada. MESSAGE NN.
Moved by Archdeacon Scott, seconded by Canon Murray,
Resolved, That, the Upper House concurring, in order to spread the circulation of our Prayer Book as widely as possible and to promote its use in family worship, the Prayer Book Committee be instructed to make the price of the book as low as possible, regardless of the loss of royalty.
Resolved, That this motion be referred to the Committee on Business and Contract re the Book of Common Prayer.
Resolved, 2. That in the event of a Priest or Bishop of Chinese nationality being desired as Bishop or Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Honan, should his support be provided for in China, we recognize the authority of the Chung Hwa [sic Hua] Sheng Kung Hui to proceed to such appointment and consecration in accordance with its Canons governing the same; provided always that before such action is taken consultation should be had with the proper authorities in Canada, to determine the future relations of the Missionary Society of the Church of England in Canada and the local Chinese Church.