"That this General Synod direct the Doctrine and Worship Committee, in consultation with the House of Bishops, to prepare an Ordinal for alternate use, study and comment in the Anglican Church of Canada, and to bring it to General Synod for discussion and appropriate action in 1980."
"That the Nominating Committee be asked to make nominations to comply with this Act of Synod." CARRIED
"That the service entitled 'Commitment and Commissioning' be referred back to the Doctrine and Worship Committee for further study and work and after consultation with the House of Bishops be published for experimental use where authorized by the Bishop."
"That the tree members of this House who are members of the Committee on Doctrine and Worship provide liaison between the Doctrine and Worship Committee and this House concerning Act. No. 72." CARRIED
Bishop Ferris, chair of the agenda committee announced additions to the agenda. He reminded the members that the day to be spent with the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples had been planned with representatives from that group.
"That the agenda be adopted with those changes." CARRIED Res. #HB-01-10-99
"That the House of Bishops move in camera, and that the people named for the previous in camera session be included with the addition of Dr. David Kuhl, meeting facilitator."
Bishop Harvey suggested that consideration be given to going in camera for the small (discussion) groups, but that conversations in plenary be held during general sessions (when the House wasn't in camera). Archbishop Morgan responded saying that the agenda committee had thought that a conversation during a general session might occur when the House was closer to the end of its discussions.
Archbishop Crawley proposed that the motion be amended to include the words "remain in camera until noon" so that the House could talk over the lunch hour (without restriction of being in camera).
That the House of Bishops move in camera, and that it remain in camera until noon. And that the people named for the previous in camera session be included with the addition of Dr. David Kuhl, meeting facilitator. CARRIED #HB-02-10-03
After lunch the House of Bishops went back in camera.
Moved by: Archbishop Morgan
Seconded by: Bishop Arthurson
"That the House move in camera with the inclusion of the people who were named for the previous in camera session".
Bishop Harvey inquired about the necessity of going in camera. Mr. Slavik answered by encouraging the members to continue with their work in camera with the idea that their final conversation could be held during a general session.
Bishop Tottenham registered a complaint saying that she had heard a member of the House of Bishops telling a writer for `The Anglican Journal' that the reason for the in camera sessions was because the bishops were embarrassed to have what they were saying recorded publicly. She shared her view that the point of holding the conversations in camera was to allow for individual comments that the House might not want to be held to.
Archbishop Peers reminded the House of Bishops that the standard was at the end of the meeting, to take out of camera the items which they felt didn't need to be held in camera. Archbishop Crawley added that there had to be a unanimous vote. The Primate concurred that the vote had to be unanimous.
The motion was put to the House.
That the House move in camera with the inclusion of the people who were named for the previous in camera session. CARRIED #HB-02-10-04
In response to the letter from the General Secretary, this House approves the proposal that would make provision for the transfer of clergy employed at the National Office to the ecclesiastical jurisdiction of the Primate. CARRIED 10-2-82
It was agreed that the Committee on Organization be asked to study the many factors involved, recognizing that there must be a clear line of accountability. It was agreed, also, that the Organization Committee be asked to study the matter of transference of Diocesan titles.
Concern was raised regarding the House of Bishops' List. The Primate reported that the Rev. R. Johns is working on this and that he is to report to the Organization Committee and the House of Bishops.
The General Secretary noted that retired Bishops are, by Canon, now accountable to the Bishop in whose Diocese they reside.
Bishop Hollis reported that the subject of Bishops Continuing Education Seminars at the next meeting will deal with biological issues, rational suicide, etc. It was his opinion that four or five sessions would be necessary.
That Wednesday and Thursday mornings and afternoons be set aside for Continuing Education. CARRIED
Moved by Bishop Short, seconded by Archbishop Crabb,
That Wednesday evening be scheduled at the next meeting as a free evening. CARRIED
That the House ask Bishop Lawrence and Bishop Hatfield to bring the concerns of the House of Bishops on the deployment of ordained women to the Committee on Ministry, assemble facts and data available, and report back to the House at the May, 1981 meeting. CARRIED
The motion moved by Archbishop Hutchison and seconded by Archbishop Finlay about enabling the Task Force on Episcopal Oversight for Dissenting Minorities was put on the floor. There was some discussion about making an amendment to part four of it.
"That the House of Bishops refer the motion (by Archbishops Hutchison and Finlay) and the subject under discussion to a writing group to be named by the chair, which will report back at 7 p.m." CARRIED Res. #HB-03-10-07