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[200th Anniversary of the Oldest Parish Church]

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official6013
Date
1946 September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1946 September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Rev. Canon C.G. Lawrence
Seconder
Major General W.B. Anderson
Text
Whereas, the General Synod has learned with satisfaction that plans are under way for a fitting observance of the 200th Anniversary of the oldest parish church of our Communion in the Overseas Dominions,
And desires to mark the occasion with some suitable plaque or memorial,
Resolved that the matter be referred to the Executive Council for consideration and action. CARRIED in both Houses.
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[A Call to Advance in Religion and Faith]

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official6206
Date
1943 September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1943 September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Very Rev. Spencer H. Elliott
Seconder
Very Rev. R.H. Waterman
Text
That the Bishops be asked, before the General Synod closes, to issue a Call to Advance in Religion and Faith, and relate this call to the needs of the day. CARRIED in both Houses.
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Actions Involving Israeli Defence Forces and Relief Ships

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Date
2010 June 3-11
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 64
Date
2010 June 3-11
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 64
Mover
The Rev. Canon Eric Beresford
Seconder
The Rt. Rev. Susan Moxley
Text
That this General Synod:
1. Express its deep concern regarding the recent actions involving Israeli Defence Forces and relief ships in international waters and the resulting loss of life;
2. Request the General Secretary to communicate to the Prime Minister and Government of Canada its concern and view that a full international inquiry is necessary.
Amendment
Moved by: The Rev. Canon Alan Perry
Seconded by: Ms. Heather Dixon
That the motion be amended by deleting the words "and view that a full international inquiry is necessary". DEFEATED
The motion was put and was: CARRIED Act 64
Subjects
Israel - Politics and government - 1993-
Israel - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Admission of the Diocese of Newfoundland

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Date
1949 September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1949 September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Chancellor R.V. Harris
Seconder
Archbishop of Yukon
Text
Whereas the Synod of the Diocese of Newfoundland has, by resolution adopted at its biennial session in June 1947, accepted the Declaration of Principles and the Constitution of this General Synod;
And whereas the Synod of the Diocese of Newfoundland has made application for admission in this Synod as a member thereof;
This General Synod of the Church of England in Canada, pursuant to the provisions of Subsection (3) of Section (4) of the said Declaration of Principles, hereby admits the said Diocese as a member of this Synod, to be represented in the Upper House by its Bishop and in the Lower House by clerical and lay members elected by the Synod of the Diocese of Newfoundland as provided by the said Declaration of Principles and Constitution, with all the rights and privileges and subject to all the obligations defined by the said Declaration and Constitution, the civil legislation affecting this Synod and all canons enacted and resolutions passed now in force pursuant to the said Declaration and Constitution.
The motion was CARRIED in both Houses.
Subjects
Church of England in Canada. Diocese of Newfoundland
Church of England in Canada. General Synod - Membership
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Adoption of the Agenda

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official9714
Date
2010 June 3-11
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 2
Date
2010 June 3-11
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 2
Mover
Chancellor Ronald Stevenson
Seconder
Canon Barbara Burrows
Text
That the Draft Agenda #9 be adopted. CARRIED Act 2
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod (39th : Halifax, N.S. : 2010) - Agenda
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Adoption of the Agenda

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official10345
Date
2013 July 3-7
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 2
Date
2013 July 3-7
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 2
Mover
Canon Robert Falby
Seconder
Ms. Susan Winn
Text
That the Draft Agenda # 6.2 be adopted.
CARRIED Act 2
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod (40th : Ottawa, Ont. : 2013) - Agenda
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Adoption of the Agenda

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official10615
Date
2016 July 7-12
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 2
Date
2016 July 7-12
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 2
Mover
The Ven. Dr. Harry Huskins
Seconder
Ms. Melissa Green
Prologue
Orders of the Day
Ms. Melissa Green, Chair of the Agenda Committee, reviewed the Orders of the Day.
Text
That the Agenda (dated July 4, 2016) for this meeting be adopted.
CARRIED Act 2
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod (41st : 2016 : Richmond Hill, Ont.) - Agenda
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod (41st : 2016 : Richmond Hill, Ont.) - Orders of the day
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Affirmation of Sexuality Discernment

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Date
2010 June 3-11
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 70
Date
2010 June 3-11
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 70
Mover
The Most Rev. Colin Johnson
Seconder
The Ven. Peter John Hobbs
Text
That this General Synod affirms the attached statement of its discussions on human sexuality and requests the General Secretary to forward it to the Diocesan Bishops with the request that it will be distributed within each diocese.
CARRIED Act 70
Notes
The text of the statement follows:
SEXUALITY DISCERNMENT STATEMENT, GENERAL SYNOD 2010
The General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada met in Halifax, Nova Scotia in June of 2010. Together we entered into intentional conversations in order to hear where our Church is at this time in its life in relation to the matter of blessing of same gender unions. Our conversations were marked by grace, honesty and generosity of spirit towards one another. There was robust participation in the conversations. In dialogue we shared our passion for the mission of God in the world and our thoughts, feelings and convictions. We were attentive to each others’ perspectives, experiences and stories and we shared a commitment to continued theological reflection and scriptural study as a foundation to our ongoing dialogue and discernment.
We engaged these conversations within the particularity of our Canadian context – a country that is diverse and many cultured. Canadians have been learning how to dialogue across their diversities over the course of our national life. We do so with deeply held commitments to transparency and openness, an approach that is not without risk and that we affirm as a great gift. Often, in processes of discernment, the task is to see our way through a paradox.
Our conversations affirmed the full inclusion of gay and lesbian members in our churches, aboriginal voices in our midst, and the wide range of perspectives on the issue of same gender blessings across all dioceses. Our dialogue has been a positive and helpful step in our discernment. At this time, however, we are not prepared to make a legislative decision. Above, in and through all of this, and despite all our differences we are passionately committed to walking together, protecting our common life.
We acknowledge diverse pastoral practices as dioceses respond to their own missional contexts. We accept the continuing commitment to develop generous pastoral responses. We recognize that these different approaches raise difficulties and challenges. When one acts there are implications for all. There can be no imposition of a decision or action, but rather we are challenged to live together sharing in the mission of Christ entrusted to us, accepting that different local contexts call at times for different local discernment, decision and action.
We are in a time of ongoing discernment which requires mutual accountability through continuing dialogue, diocese to diocese and across the wider church. It also requires continued theological and scriptural study and dialogue on the wide range of matters relating to human sexuality.
For many members of General Synod there is deep sadness that, at this time, there is no common mind. We acknowledge the pain that our diversity in this matter causes. We are deeply aware of the cost to people whose lives are implicated in the consequences of an ongoing discernment process. This is not just an =issue‘ but is about people‘s daily lives and deeply held faith commitments. For some, even this statement represents a risk. For some the statement does not go nearly far enough.
In the transparency and openness we have experienced with one another, we have risked vulnerability but it is in such places that we grow closer in the body of Christ and behold each other as gift. Abiding with each other, and with God we are sustained through struggle, patient listening, and speaking from the mind and heart together. We have experienced these conversations as a gift for us here at Synod and hope that they will be a further gift to the Anglican Church of Canada and to the wider Church.
Subjects
Homosexuality - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Sex - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Same sex unions - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Conversation - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada - Parties and movements
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Amendments to Canon IX, Board of Finance

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Date
1946 September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1946 September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Mr. Jackson Dodds
Seconder
Mr. W.T. Carthew
Prologue
Pursuant to notice, Mr. J.P. Bell moved, seconded by Canon H.F.D. Woodcock that Parts I and II of Canon IX (Department of Finance) be repealed and the following enacted in its stead:
PART I - BOARD OF FINANCE
1. Organization
(1) The Department of Finance shall be administered under the direction of a Board consisting of:
(a) The Primate
(b) The Prolocutor
(c) The Honorary Treasurer of the General Synod
(d) Six members of the Synod elected by the Synod of whom one shall be a member of the Upper House.
(2) Four members of the Board shall form a quorum.
(3) Any vacancy by reason of death, resignation, or otherwise among the members of the Board from the Upper House shall be filled by the Primate, and among the members of the Lower House shall be filled by the Prolocutor, and all members so appointed shall hold office until the next session of the General Synod.
2. Powers
(1) Subject to the provisions of any legislation affecting the investment of trust funds of the funds held by the Board, and subject to the provisions of Part II, the Board shall have the management and control of the Consolidated Trust Fund and of all property, securities, and moneys, which now are or which may hereafter become vested in, held by, or entrusted to the General Synod for management or investment, and may make such lawful investments of the same in such sums and at such rates of interest and on such terms as the said Board shall in its direction deem advisable, provided that, except those securities set out in sub-section (a) of Section 63 in Chapter 46 of the Act of the Parliament of Canada, 22/23 George V, dealing with Canadian or British insurance companies, or in amendments thereto, no more than $25,000 shall be invested in any one security, and no mortgage loans shall exceed fifty per cent of the appraised value of the property.
(2) The Board shall have power to sell, convey, assign, transfer, or exchange securities from time to time as the Board may deem expedient and to receive the consideration therefor, and accept transfers, and to take such legal or other proceedings as they may deem necessary.
(3) The Board may appoint an advisory investment Committee and any other committees deemed necessary by the Board which may include persons not members of the Board.
3. Duties
It shall be the duty of the Board, and it is hereby authorized and empowered:
(a) To appoint a chairman, secretary, assistant-secretary, assistant-treasurer, comptroller, accountants and such other officers as the Board may deem necessary and to define their duties and remunerations.
(b) To appoint a bank or banks, trust company or trust companies to act as bankers of the Synod.
(c) To make provision for the signature and countersignature of all cheques, orders for money, acceptances, transfers, conveyances, and proxies and documents required for the delivery or receipt of securities as may be necessary.
(d) To take such proceedings as may be necessary to give effect to the provisions of this Canon.
(e) To supervise, coordinate and harmonize the accounting systems of the various departments of the Synod.
(f) To appoint such auditors, being chartered accountants, as it may deem necessary from time to time, and to determine their remuneration.
4. Duties of the Honorary Treasurer
(1) Subject to the provisions of this Canon, the Honorary Treasurer shall, under the supervision of the Board, make and deal with all investments of the funds held in trust by the Synod or its departments.
(2) He shall present statements of account duly audited by the Synod Auditors at each annual session of the Executive Council and at each session of the Synod, and shall discharge such other duties which shall be required of him by the Constitution or any Canons of the Synod, or by the Board.
5. Accounts
Separate and detailed account of each and every trust fund, showing the capital of the same, and all interest thereon shall be kept under the direction of the Board.
6. Reports
The Board shall make a report containing a statement of the appropriate accounts, with a certificate of the Auditors of the Synod attached.
(a) To each session of the General Synod and each annual session of the Executive Council.
(b) To the annual meeting of the Board of Management of the Missionary Society of the Church of England in Canada.
(c) To the annual meeting of such other departments, synods, boards, councils, other than the above from which funds for investment have been received.
PART II - CONSOLIDATED TRUST FUND
7. Consolidated Trust Fund
All trust funds, securities and cash on hand or in banks received on capital account vested in or held by the General Synod or by the Missionary Society and all other trust funds received and all accretions thereon, shall be held, managed and invested as one general trust fund in the name of the Consolidated Trust Fund of the Church of England in Canada.
8. Other Investments
The Board may receive for investment, subject to the terms of this Canon any trust or other fund vested in or held by any corporation, department, board, council or committee of the General Synod, or vested in or held by any Provincial or Diocesan Synod in Canada or any committee thereof, to form part of the Consolidated Trust Fund on such terms as the Board shall decide, provided that the acceptance of such funds is not inconsistent with the terms on which said funds are held nor with the laws of the Province applicable to said funds.
9. Custody of Securities
(1) The debentures, bonds, certificates and other securities belonging to the said Consolidated Trust Fund shall be deposited in such chartered banks or bank, trust company or trust companies as the Board shall from time to time arrange, subject to such dual control as the Board may direct.
(2) The Board shall give full directions to the bank or banks, trust company or trust companies, acting as custodians and to the Honorary Treasurer as to the care and custody of all funds and securities.
10. No Variation of Trusts
Nothing herein contained shall authorize the Board to vary or alter the trusts upon which the capital funds or securities are now respectively vested in or held by the Board or entrusted to it.
11. Borrowing Powers
(1) The Board may from time to time borrow by way of a revolving credit of seventy-five thousand dollars ($75,000) from any chartered bank upon the credit of the General Synod of the Board either by way of promissory note, overdraft or otherwise and on such terms as it may deem advisable.
(2) As security for such promissory notes, overdraft or other indebtedness it may assign, hypothecate, mortgage or pledge any of the bonds, debentures or negotiable instruments which it holds being the property of General Synod.
(3) Any notes or documents required by the bank shall be signed by the Primate, or the Chairman, or acting Chairman, and also by the Honorary Treasurer, or any other member of the Board.
12. Default and Depreciation
In the event of any default in payment of the principal of or the interest on any security held, or if, in the opinion of the Board there has been sufficient depreciation in the value of any security, the Board shall have the power from time to time to deduct the amount of such default or depreciation from the total of interest and profits to be distributed for that year or to direct that it be spread over a period not exceeding three years.
13. Distribution of Revenue
The interest deemed to be earned by the securities of the Consolidated Trust Fund, after deducting therefrom the expenses of management, office expense, and the expenses of investment and administration, including clerical assistance, the travelling expenses of members of the Board, any any deductions authorized by Section 12 hereof, shall be distributed at the rate per cent authorized and approved by the Board, pro rata among the corporations, synods, departments, councils, committees, or trusts entitled thereto in proportion to the capital of each trust as determined by the Board.
14. Loans
(1) Subject to the terms of any trust upon which moneys may be held, the Board may make loans from the Consolidated Trust Fund to any corporation, department, board, council, committee or fund of the Synod, or to any Provincial or Diocesan Synod, or committee or part thereof for which the Board may hold funds invested, or which may have an interest in the said Consolidated Trust Fund, on such terms as to collateral security, rates of interest, repayment, and other conditions as may be mutually agreed upon, provided no more than 75% of the capital of any particular trust may be loaned.
(2) Any depositor of a trust fund may request the Board in writing to lodge securities with its bankers to pledge for loans it may require, and if the Board approves, the following conditions will govern.
(a) The Board will withdraw an agreed amount of securities from safekeeping, and the capital of such trust fund shall be reduced by the amount at which said securities stand in the books of the Consolidated Trust Fund, and the trust fund in question shall be entitled to its proportionate share only of the remainder.
(b) An account of the securities loaned to the depositor of the trust fund in question shall be kept, and any loss sustained in respect of any such securities shall be borne by the borrower.
(c) The borrower shall execute any hypothecations or other documents required to obtain the loan, and shall agree punctually to pay the interest and the principal as said become due, and to have the lender send a statement of such loan quarterly to the Board.
(d) No obligation in respect of such loan shall be assumed by the Consolidated Trust Fund, or the Board.
(e) The principal and interest on the said securities must be paid to the Consolidated Trust Fund as received by the lender, and when no longer required as collateral, delivered to it at the same valuation as when received from it.
(f) If any securities are sold by the lender, the capital of the trust fund in question shall be reduced by such an amount as the Board determines.
Text
That the following addition be made to Section 2 "Powers" sub-section (1) "Nor shall any mortgage loan exceed $10,000.00." CARRIED
The motion to adopt the amendment to Canon IX as amended was then put and CARRIED. Message K
Subjects
Church of England in Canada. Board of Finance
Church of England in Canada. General Synod. Constitution. Canon IX
Anglican Church of Canada - Finance
Investments - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Investments - Law and legislation - Canada
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Amendments to Canon VIII – General Synod Pension Plan

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Date
2010 June 3-11
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 47
Date
2010 June 3-11
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 47
Mover
The Rt. Rev. Philip Poole
Seconder
The Ven. Ronald Harrison
Text
That this General Synod approve the amendments to Canon VIII as approved by the Council of General Synod by deleting the underlined portions and adding the bold portions as shown on the attached copy of the Canon.
CARRIED Act 47
Notes
The text of the amendments to Canon VIII, presented as Appendix A to the resolution, follows:
Underline indicates deletion, bold indicates addition [In electronic database bold indicated by pointed brackets i.e. and underline indicated by curly brackets i.e. {}]
1.b)ii) "Bishop" means the Bishop of any Diocese of The Anglican Church of Canada,
4.b) To make and amend Regulations establishing the terms of the Pension Plan and the Long Term Disability Plan and providing for the administration thereof, subject to the approval of the Council of General Synod. {These} Regulations shall be {become} effective from the date {of approva}l by the Council of General Synod and shall remain in effect until the next session of the General Synod {at which time} they will cease to be in effect unless confirmed by the General Synod. The general principle to be observed when considering matters relating to the Long Term Disability Plan shall be the maintenance of a rate of contribution, paid by Members or by Participating Employers where so provided by applicable Regulations, adequate to support the benefits and the establishment of appropriate amounts reserved or retained in respect of claims, whether or not known to the Pension Committee.
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution. Canon VIII
Pensions - Anglican Church of Canada
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