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Acts of General Synod Referred to House of Bishops for Action and Information: Act. No. 58 - Ordinal

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Date
1977 November 2 - 4
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1977 November 2 - 4
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Bishop Goodman
Seconder
Archbishop Crabb
Prologue
"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."
Text
"That the Nominating Committee be asked to make nominations to comply with this Act of Synod." CARRIED
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Acts of General Synod Referred to House of Bishops for Action and Information: Act. No. 72 - Commitment and Commissioning

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Date
1977 November 2 - 4
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1977 November 2 - 4
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Archbishop Crabb
Seconder
Bishop Hollis
Prologue
"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."
Text
"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
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(ix) Wider Ordained Ministry

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Date
1972 December 4-8
Source
House of Bishops Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1972 December 4-8
Source
House of Bishops Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Bishop Goodman (Calgary)
Seconder
Archbishop Jackson (Qu'Appelle)
Prologue
Bishop Frame presented a report from his Committee, the bishops in British Columbia. (See Appendix A for Recommendations). There was some feeling that what was recommended was already being done so far as additional ministries are concerned. The possibility of introducing "eucharistizers" was discussed at some length. In summarising the Report, the Primate said it picks up the focal point of episcopacy and affirms "oversight" as the work of the bishop. While the traditional concept is that the Ordained Ministry is life-long, there may be need for greater flexibility required by commissioning people for specific tasks for a specific time. This commissioning comes from the Bishop. There was evidently not enough consensus for a decision at this time on this issue.
Text
"That the Report on the Wider Ordained Ministry (Frame) be received.
That we take note of its appended recommendations and
That we ask the Committee to continue its work and report at our next meeting." CARRIED
Notes
Appendix A
Report of House of Bishops' Committee on the Wider Ordained Ministry (December, 1972).
Recommendations
That this House of Bishops, appreciating the traditional understanding of Ordination in the Catholic Church and yet realizing the need for making available the fulness of Christ's ministry in and by the whole Church, authorizes and empowers the Bishops of the Church to commission persons to supplementary ministries for specific tasks and for limited periods of time after due inquiry and proper preparation of those to be commissioned.
In this way, the whole Laos of God may be seen to share more fully in such ministerial functions as the following: liturgical, educational, administration, evangelistic, pastoral, healing, etc.
The establishment of such supplementary ministries does not in any way limit the present authority of a Bishop to ordain as Deacons or Priests postulants for specific, permanent ministries who will continue in secular callings.
Subjects
Ministry - Anglican Church of Canada
Lay ministry - Anglican Church of Canada
Frame, John (John Timothy), 1930-2017
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Minutes of the Meeting of August, 1977

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Date
1977 November 2 - 4
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1977 November 2 - 4
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Archbishop Crabb
Seconder
Bishop Sperry
Text
"That the Minutes of the meeting of August, 1977, with one correction, be accepted as circulated." CARRIED
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Minutes of the Meeting of November, 1977

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Date
1978 January 30 - February 3
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1978 January 30 - February 3
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Bishop Nock
Seconder
Archbishop Crabb
Text
"That the Minutes, with a minor correction, be accepted as circulated." CARRIED
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops - Minutes
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Report of the Task Force on Human Sexuality

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Date
1978 January 30 - February 3
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1978 January 30 - February 3
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Archbishop Crabb
Seconder
Bishop Frame
Prologue
The Primate indicated that he will write to Roy Bonisteel of the "Man Alive" program, expressing concern regarding some of the emphases of the program "The Gay Christian."
Text
"That we receive the report." CARRIED
Notes
"A Statement by the Anglican Bishops of Canada" was circulated by Bishop Garnsworthy, and the Rev. Richard Berryman presented a proposed press release. The House agreed to function as a Committee of the whole for purposes of discussion.
A suggestion was made by Bishop Clarke and Archbishop Somerville that the statement conclude with the words "heterosexual marriages" at the end of the last paragraph.
Bishop Hollis and Bishop Snowden proposed this addition to the final paragraph: "and we cannot authorize our clergy to bless homosexual unions". This met with the approval of the House.
Bishop Hollis and Bishop Snowden suggested a further addition to the final paragraph as follows: "nor can we permit our church buildings to be used for that purpose". The House did not concur. The amended document is as follows:
"Questions of human sexuality are a matter of great concern to the Church of our day. Prominent amongst these concerns is the attitude of the Church towards homosexual persons. While homosexuality is a very complex and involved issue, nevertheless, in response to specific questions directed to the Anglican Church of Canada, we have decided that a statement is needed at this time.
We believe as Christians that homosexual persons as children of God, have a full and equal claim, with all other persons, upon the love, acceptance, concern and pastoral care of the Church. The gospel of Jesus Christ compels Christians to guard against all forms of human injustice and to affirm that all persons are brothers and sisters for whom Christ died. We affirm that homosexual persons are entitled to equal protection under the law with all other Canadian citizens.
It is clear from Holy Scripture that only the sexual union of male and female can find expression within the covenant of Holy Matrimony. In the heart of biblical teaching about creation we discover insights into the nature and purpose of sexuality. Rooted in God's creative purpose is the fulfillment and completion of male and female in each other, together with the procreative function of sexuality. Thus the Church confines its nuptial blessing to heterosexual marriages, and we cannot authorize our Clergy to bless homosexual unions. We are aware that some homosexuals develop for themselves relationships of mutual support, help and comfort, about which the Church must show an appropriate concern. Such relationships, though, must not be confused with Holy Matrimony, and the Church must do nothing which appears to support any such suggestion."
An announcement was made that the Rev. Richard Berryman, in revising a statement which he had prepared, will indicate that there will be on-going study of this subject by the Bishops.
Discussion then centred around two matters:
1. The preparation of a Study Document for general use throughout the Church;
2. Provision for continuing study of this matter on the part of the House of Bishops.
It was agreed that the Agenda Committee be instructed to provide for further consideration of the subject at a future meeting.
Archbishop Somerville and Archbishop Watton proposed that we recommend to the National Executive Council that a Study Guide be prepared. The House concurred.
A proposal was made that Bishops Hatfield, Parke-Taylor and Hill be a Committee of the House to provide both background material and co-operative assistance to the National Executive Council in this matter.
It was agreed to have included in the press release the fact that plans are being made for the preparation of study material.
Press Release - The Primate's Commission on Human Sexuality (Incorporating "A Statement by the Anglican Bishops of Canada") [pp. 44-48]
The Press Release was placed before the House. The release was carefully scrutinized and some minor changes in wording were made. The following addition was proposed by Bishops Valentine and Goodings:
"We are aware that some homosexuals develop for themselves relationships of mutual support, help and comfort about which the church must show and appropriate concern. Such relationships, though, must not be confused with Holy Matrimony and the Church must do nothing which appears to support any such suggestion."
In its original form it contained the words "need and" between "homosexuals" and "develop" in the first line. With this change, the addition received the approval of the House, and the statement as amended was approved. It is as follows:
"Open discussion and debate, often highly emotional, on the life and rights of homosexual persons in society, have become commonplace and divisive in recent years.
The members of the House of Bishops of the Anglican Church of Canada, as chief pastors of the Church are obligated to exercise faithful witness to that office, and at the same time, to wrestle with the human and pastoral problems which homosexuality presents to the Church at all levels as it attempts to minister to all people. Realizing the complexity of this area of human relationships and the wide divergence of both popular and informed opinion, the Bishops, in the summer of 1976, asked for help and advice in facing the problems raised by homosexuality in contemporary society. They commissioned a Task Force of eleven persons, from a variety of backgrounds, to present an advisory report to them to assist in their deliberations.
The Task Force presented the first draft of its report in 1977 and was asked to do further work in some areas and report back to the meeting of the Bishops early in 1978. The House of Bishops has been meeting this past week in Mississauga and has received the second draft of the report. The lengthy draft is still considered confidential as it was prepared as an advisory paper to the Bishops, not a position paper for the whole Church. The Bishops have committed themselves to continuing study of this vital issue and specifically of the report's 15 recommendations. They will continue their deliberations at future meetings of the House. They have asked that a study paper be prepared in the near future for study and discussion at all levels of the Church, and by other interested groups. In the meantime, the Bishops have issued the following specific statement:
Questions of human sexuality are a matter of great concern to the Church of our day. Prominent amongst these concerns is the attitude of the Church towards homosexual persons. While homosexuality is a very complex and involved issue, nevertheless, in response to specific questions directed to the Anglican Church of Canada, we have decided that a statement is needed at this time.
It is clear from Holy Scripture that only the sexual union of male and female can find expression within the covenant of Holy Matrimony.
In the heart of biblical teaching about creation we discover insights into the nature and purpose of sexuality. Rooted in God's creative purpose is the fulfillment and completion of male and female in each other, together with the procreative function of sexuality. Thus the Church confines its nuptial blessing to heterosexual marriages, and we cannot authorize our Clergy to bless homosexual unions. We are aware that some homosexuals develop for themselves relationships of mutual support, help and comfort, about which the Church must show an appropriate concern. Such relationships, though, must not be confused with Holy Matrimony, and the Church must do nothing which appears to support any such suggestion."
On the suggestion of Archbishop Davis and Bishop Short, it was agreed that the Rev. Richard Berryman should be the contact person for press purposes.
Subjects
Television broadcasting - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Man Alive (Television program)
Bonisteel, Roy, 1930-2013
Homosexuality - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Homosexuality - Religious aspects - Christianity
Same sex unions - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Sex - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Marriage - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops. Task Force on Human Sexuality
Berryman, Richard (Richard James), 1932-2014
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Stipends and Allowances

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Date
1978 January 30 - February 3
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1978 January 30 - February 3
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Archbishop Crabb
Seconder
Bishop Short
Prologue
Archbishop Watton spoke on stipends and allowances, and reported on research that has been done. The Primate expressed appreciation to the members of the House for their co-operation and openness which assisted in the compiling of the report. He conveyed special appreciation to Archbishop Watton for having the report ready for presentation at this meeting of the House.
It was agreed that this report was for the information of the House, but that factual information (no names and/or dioceses), will be made available to the National Executive Council's Task Force on Stipends.
Text
"That this report be received." CARRIED
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada - Bishops - Salaries, etc.
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy - Salaries, etc.
Anglican Church of Canada. National Executive Council. Task Force on Stipends
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Useful Skills for the Exercise of Episcope

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Date
1978 January 30 - February 3
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1978 January 30 - February 3
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Bishop Short
Seconder
Archbishop Crabb
Text
"That the following be approved:
The Committee further recommends that one full day at one of the meetings of the House of Bishops each year be set aside for work in designated skill areas." CARRIED
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada - Bishops - Education (Continuing education)
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops - Rules and practice
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(xxxi) Task Force on Episcopacy - First Draft

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Date
1972 December 4-8
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1972 December 4-8
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Archbishop Jackson (Qu'Appelle)
Seconder
Archbishop Wright (Algoma)
Text
"That the Report of the Task Force on Episcopacy be referred to the Provinces to be source material for them to use in response to National Executive Council's request to the Metropolitans to consider Provincial and Diocesan boundaries and inter-diocesan co-operation." CARRIED
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops. Task Force on Episcopacy
Anglican Church of Canada - Dioceses - Boundaries
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