Appreciation was expressed to Bishop and Mrs. Conlin, the Synod Office staff, and all those in the Diocese of Brandon who worked to make this such a pleasant and happy meeting.
The performance of the play "Mass Appeal" was enjoyed and appreciated and special thanks were extended to Dean Goater and the Reverend G.S. Kilgore.
The special effort put forth by the staff of the Royal Oak Inn was recognized. Appreciation was expressed to Mrs. Patricia Curtis who led the morning meditations and to Mrs. Judy Lackey and Mrs. Joan Bothwell for their special presentations.
The wives expressed deep appreciation to all who worked to make the events arranged for them so enjoyable, and to the women of the Diocese of Brandon who made the cushions for the Bishops and their wives.
That we express our sincere appreciation to all who worked to make this meeting of the House successful, pleasant and productive. CARRIED #17-6-86
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
That the House extends an invitation to the leaders of the Conference after they have prepared their report, to attend a meeting of the House to discuss the findings and resolutions from the Conference. CARRIED 18-2-82
Bishop Snowden requested direction of the House to fulfill the resolution passed at the last meeting. The timetable appears to be unrealistic.
That the House agrees that the timetable be extended, if necessary, to allow the Task Force of theologians to have their report in the hands of the House of Bishops before any other steps be taken. CARRIED