That this General Synod amend the Rules of Order as follows:
- 1. deleting section 17(d);
- 2. amending section 18(b) to read as follows:
-- b) The three Orders of Bishops, Clergy and Laity shall vote together unless a vote by Orders is required by the Constitution or called for pursuant to the Rules of Order. In order to be passed the motion shall require a majority of the votes cast, and abstentions shall not be counted in determining the majority.
- 3. amending section 18(d) to read as follows:
-- d) When voting by Orders, the vote shall be put to all members of General Synod regardless of the result in any order.
- 4. adding section 20(a.1) to read as follows:
--a.1) Ex officio and other non-diocesan members of General Synod shall vote with the diocese in which they are normally geographically resident for laity, or canonically resident, for clergy.
and this resolution shall come into effect upon Second Reading being given to Resolution A019 (Act 13).
Moved by: The Very Rev. Iain Luke
Seconded by: Canon Terry Leer
That Clause 4 be removed from the resolution.
Motion to table
Moved by: Mr. James Sweeney [sic i.e. Sweeny]
That the motion be tabled.
There being no seconder for the Motion to Table, consideration of the amendment continued.
That paragraphs (c) and (d) of Section 33 of Canon XXI be amended to read:
c) On receipt of an application mentioned in b) from a person who is residing in Canada in a diocese in which there is a Commission, the chaplain shall forward the application to the bishop of the diocese in which the applicant is resident.
d) If the applicant is serving or residing outside Canada or in a diocese in which there is no Commission, the chaplain shall forward the application to the Bishop Ordinary of the Canadian Forces for action.
That a new section 34 be added to Canon XXI as follows:
34. Diocesan Option
a) Notwithstanding anything in this Canon, the synod of a diocese or the Chapter of the Ordinariate of the Canadian Forces may, with the concurrence of the diocesan bishop, adopt a canon declaring that the requirement in section 27 a) of this Canon does not apply to the diocese, or the Ordinariate of the Canadian Forces.
b) In a diocese whose synod has adopted such a declaration:
i. applications for declarations of marital status under Part III shall be made to and determined by the diocesan chancellor, and
ii. applications for permission to remarry under Part IV shall be made to and decided by the incumbent of the parish or mission where it is desired that the intended marriage be celebrated. DEFEATED Act 18
N.B. This resolution was DEFEATED but still included as an Act.
That this Synod endorses the principle of having special badges to be used in the programme of the Church of England Scout Troops and authorizes the G.B.R.E. to continue negotiations with the Dominion Boy Scouts Association with a view to arranging for the same. CARRIED in both Houses.
That this Synod has heard with great satisfaction of the steps taken by the Canadian General Council of the Boy Scout Association, in response to the request of our Department of Religious Education, in providing a "Religion and Life Badge" for Church of England Scouts, and we hereby express our thanks to the Council for this action. CARRIED in both Houses.