Resolved, That this House concurs in Message No.15 and requests the Prolocutor to name a Committee to meet with the Archbishop of Huron and the Bishop of Montreal.
The Prolocutor appointed: Rev. Dr. Bedford-Jones; Principal Vance; Chancellor Gisborne; Chancellor Harris.
No.15 - Expediting the Business of Synod
That a Committee of both Houses be appointed to consider some means of expediting the transaction of business and to report at this Session; and that the Archbishop of Huron and the Bishop of Montreal be the members from the Upper House.
That the Lower House concurs in Message No.15 of the Upper House and reports that Canon Bedford-Jones, Principal Vance, Chancellor Gisborne and Chancellor Harris have been appointed to act with the Archbishop of Huron and the Bishop of Montreal to consider some means of expediting the business of the Synod.
Resolved, That the Upper House concurring, the Board of Finance be given power to act with respect to the petition of the Board of Management MSCC regarding the Royalties on the Book of Common Prayer which was received by the House and referred to the Board of Finance on the first day of the present session.
The subject of a supplementary Hymnal was then introduced by Magistrate James Ed. Jones.
Resolved, That a Joint Committee of both Houses be appointed to compile a small supplementary collection of hymns and tunes, provided that the Synod is not involved in any financial responsibility other than a sum not to exceed $200.00 for clerical expenses, postage, etc., and that such collection be submitted for approval at the next meeting of this Synod;
And also, that the said Committee be authorized to submit for approval of this Synod a collection of anthems for general use.
Resolved, That the Archbishop of Huron, the Prolocutor, and the Mover and Seconder be a committee to select the first seven members of the Compilation Committee of a Supplementary Hymn and Tune Book and collection of Anthems, which committee shall not exceed 15 in number, and that such seven select the remaining members; and further that such committee may appoint a larger Consultative Committee.
Resolved, That members of the General Synod in the Eleventh Session assembled, having received the letter of greeting from the Presiding Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the U.S.A., heartily thank him for his affectionate message of interest and goodwill, and desire to assure him, and our Sister Church through him, that we greatly value the ties which bind us closely together in the common heritage which we share from the past and also in the happy responsibility which we also share of seeking by prayer and service, the extension of the Kingdom of our Saviour Christ in our own day, and in the great countries in which it is our privilege to live and work. We rejoice also in the strength which comes from mutual prayer and thank him for prayers offered on our behalf and assure him that we will not cease to pray for God's blessing upon him, and the Church over which he presides.
Resolved, That a rule of order be constituted by the Lower House that with a view to procuring a representative discussion, the mover of a motion speak for fifteen minutes in moving a resolution and ten minutes in reply, the seconder of the motion ten minutes and each speaker thereafter five minutes, unless the House gives its consent otherwise.