This House is delighted to note that for 30 years, women have been ordained to the priesthood in the Anglican Church of Canada, and expresses its gratitude for the gifts of ministry with which women priests have enriched our common life. We ask the Primate to send greetings to those celebrating the 30th anniversary at the national gathering meeting in Sorrento, British Columbia, at the end of November . CARRIED
Archbishop Morgan addressed the proposed funding cuts re the Advisory Committee on Postulants for Ordination (ACPO) and discussion ensued.
Moved by: Archbishop Morgan
Seconded by: Bishop Cruickshank
"That the House of Bishops request the Financial Management and Development Committee and Council of General Synod to consider reinstating the budget for ACPO." WITHDRAWN
"That as the House of Bishops considers ACPO to be a priority, the Financial Management and Development Committee and the Council of General Synod be requested, in consultation with ACPO Chairs and Secretaries, to reconsider the proposed funding cut in 2001." CARRIED Res. HB 16-10-00
That the House of Bishops alter the agenda in order to return to the discussion of the day before about the events in the Diocese of New Westminster and blessing same sex unions. CARRIED Res. #HB-03-04-02
That the House of Bishops move in camera with the inclusion of Archdeacon Jim Boyles, General Secretary; the Rev. Canon Alyson Barnett-Cowan, Director of Faith, Worship and Ministry; the Rev. Dr. Michael Thompson, Principal Secretary to the Primate, and Ms. Jo Mutch, Executive Assistant to the Primate. CARRIED #HB-02-10-09
Bishop Phillips complimented the Agenda Committee on their work with the facilitators in designing the process for the sessions about the blessing of the unions of same sex couples, and the actions of the Diocese of New Westminster.
That the House express its deep and heartfelt thanks to the Agenda for their work. #HB-02-10-12