"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
Resolved, That this Board of Missions request the Executive Committee to give attention to the following matters.
1. The adding of the appropriate information concerning the founders of our Canadian Church to its publication - with events bringing the same before our Church people generally in the most effective manner.
2. That the Very Rev. Dean Tucker be asked to be good enough to prepare a pamphlet along the lines of his admirable address to this House this morning.
3. The preparation of a form of Intercession on behalf of Missions to be used generally throughout the Canadian Church.
Resolved, That this Board of Missions of the Missionary Society of the Church of England in Canada wishes to convey to the Superintendent General of Indian Affairs and the permanent Staff of his Department, the deep appreciation of this Board of the unwearied interest shown and the splendid service rendered by the Department in the uplifting of the Indian and Eskimo wards of the Dominion.
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
Resolved, That the Upper House concurring, the messages between the two Houses be dealt with in consolidated form, that is to say, that each message in its entire history be recorded as a single document under one number, and when finally disposed of between the two Houses the said document be placed in the hands of the Secretaries of the Lower House for publication and thereafter be deposited in the archives of the Registrar.