Whereas the Synod of the Diocese of Newfoundland has, by resolution adopted at its biennial session in June 1947, accepted the Declaration of Principles and the Constitution of this General Synod;
And whereas the Synod of the Diocese of Newfoundland has made application for admission in this Synod as a member thereof;
This General Synod of the Church of England in Canada, pursuant to the provisions of Subsection (3) of Section (4) of the said Declaration of Principles, hereby admits the said Diocese as a member of this Synod, to be represented in the Upper House by its Bishop and in the Lower House by clerical and lay members elected by the Synod of the Diocese of Newfoundland as provided by the said Declaration of Principles and Constitution, with all the rights and privileges and subject to all the obligations defined by the said Declaration and Constitution, the civil legislation affecting this Synod and all canons enacted and resolutions passed now in force pursuant to the said Declaration and Constitution.
The Report of the Committee on Reunion was presented by Principal Waller and the following Resolutions were considered:
1. That a representative Committee on Reunion with an Executive be appointed by the General Synod to study continuously the whole question of the Reunion on Christendom and to deal with such special problems and opportunities relating there to as may from time to time arise; and to report, before taking formal action, to the General Synod or to its Executive Council.
2. That a committee on Faith and Order be appointed and instructed to co-operate with the Committee on Reunion.
3. That the Committee on Faith and Order be instructed to appoint a committee of Theologians to assist them in the study of the Lausanne reports and particularly as to their consistency with the standards of the Church of England in Canada.
4. That the Synod sanctions the raising of contributions as hitherto to defray our reasonable share of the expenses necessarily incurred in the continuation of work of the World Conference on Faith and Order.
Resolved, That Recommendation 1 be adopted. CARRIED
Resolved, That Recommendation 2 be adopted. CARRIED
Resolved, That Recommendation 3 be adopted. CARRIED
Resolved, That Recommendation 4 be adopted. CARRIED
Resolved, That the Report as a whole be adopted. CARRIED