That this General Synod, in session assembled, extends to the Rev. Dr. D.B. Rogers its grateful thanks for well nigh thirty years of efficient and valuable service to the Church of England in Canada through the Editorial and Supplies' Departments of the G.B.R.E. CARRIED in both Houses.
That this General Synod records its profound appreciation of the great contribution being made to the life of our Church by Miss Eva Hasell, O.B.E., and her Van Workers, especially among the women and children in the isolated areas of the Dominion. CARRIED in both Houses.
That this General Synod records its appreciation of the services of voluntary workers in the field of Religious Education, the Bishops' Messengers, the Sunday School by Post and Radio Workers, Church School teachers, the leaders in Youth Organizations, and all others who work so faithfully in instructing and training the children and young people of the Church. CARRIED in both Houses.
Message No.3 "Report of the Committee on Method of Electing the Primate" consideration of which had been deferred until the Report should be in the hands of the members of the House, was now considered. The following Report was read by the Deputy-Prolocutor:
Committee on Method of Electing the Primate
The Committee met on Monday evening, Sept. 12th, 1927, in the City Hall, Kingston, Ont.
There were present, the Archbishops of Huron and New Westminster, the Bishops of Fredericton, Montreal, Ottawa and Saskatchewan, and Chancellor Gisborne.
The Archbishop of Huron was elected chairman of the Committee in succession to the Archbishop of Algoma.
The Chairman reviewed the work of the Committee hitherto and read the correspondence which had been handed to him by the Archbishop of Algoma. The correspondence covered a period from 1921 to the present time.
After a full consideration of the present situation and of suggested changes, the Committee passed the following resolution, viz.:
"That the Committee, after careful consideration of many points of view, both practical and historical, that have been brought before them, have come to the conclusion that they can recommend no change in the method of the election of the Primate."
The Committee now beg to submit this Report and recommend its adoption.
David Huron, Chairman; John Charles Ottawa, Secretary; Sept. 12, 1927, Kingston, Ont.
Resolved, That this House concurs in Message No.3.
No.3 Election of Primate
That the Report of the Committee on the Method of Election of Primate be adopted recommending that no change be made in the manner of the election and that the Lower House be asked to concur.
That the Lower House concurs in Message No.3 of the Upper House.