That the Trust Deed of the Archbishop Owen Memorial Fund, dated October 26, 1953 be rescinded and that the new Trust Deed be approved. CARRIED ACT 15
WHEREAS by a trust Deed dated the 26th day of October, A.D. 1953, Walter Foster Barfoot, Archbishop of Edmonton and Primate of The Anglican Church of Canada, and Algernon Francis Doyne Lace, Honorary Treasurer of The General Synod of The Anglican Church of Canada, their successors and assigns in Office were appointed trustees of certain funds representing the proceeds of contributions made by Dioceses, Societies, Institutions and individuals to constitute a permanent Memorial Fund in honour and in memory of the late the Most Reverend Derwyn Trevor Owen, Archbishop of Toronto and Primate of The Anglican Church of Canada, from the year 1934 to the year 1947;
AND WHEREAS the Most Reverend Edward W. Scott, Primate of The Anglican Church of Canada and John Ross Ligertwood, Treasurer of The Anglican Church of Canada by virtue of their respective offices are now trustees of the said Memorial Fund;
AND WHEREAS it has become expedient, due to changing conditions, to amend the terms of the Trust Deed dated the 26th day of October, A.D. 1953, The General Synod of The Anglican Church of Canada, meeting in session on the 17th day of June, A.D. 1980 does hereby rescind the said Trust Deed and enact the following in its place:
1. There shall be a trust fund of The General Synod of The Anglican Church of Canada known as the Archbishop Owen Memorial Fund of which the Primate of The Anglican Church of Canada and the Treasurer of General Synod shall be the trustees.
2. The Fund shall be kept invested in the Consolidated Trust Fund of The General Synod of The Anglican Church of Canada.
3. The annual income of the Fund shall be allocated and expended as follows:
a) 60% of the annual net income shall be placed at the disposal of the body responsible for administering The General Synod bursary program and be used to award Archbishop Owen memorial scholarships or bursaries to students in any of the theological colleges of the Anglican Church of Canada; such body may from time to time fix rules, regulations and conditions upon which the said scholarships or bursaries shall be awarded.
b) 40% of the annual net income shall be set aside each year and accumulated to provide for the holding from time to time of the Archbishop Owen Memorial Lectureships;
i) such lectures shall be delivered by outstanding theological scholars, writers and authors in such of the dioceses of The Anglican Church of Canada as the trustees determine;
ii) the trustees, in deciding upon the time and place and the person or persons to deliver such lectures and the expense thereof, shall consult with a committee consisting of the Deans of Montreal, New Westminster, Rupert's Land and Toronto, and with such other bishops, clergy and laity as the trustees decide.
4. Any necessary and proper expenses incurred by the trustees in managing the Fund and in arranging for the award of scholarships and the holding of lecturships or any expenses of any committee appointed by the trustees shall be paid out of the annual income of the Fund before making the division of income provided for in paragraph 3.
5. The trustees shall furnish a financial report annually to the National Executive Council of The General Synod of The Anglican Church of Canada, and shall also report from time to time as may be required to The General Synod of The Anglican Church of Canada.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF The General Synod of The Anglican Church of Canada has hereunto affixed its seal duly attested by the proper officers in that behalf.
SIGNED, SEALED AND DELIVERED ) THE GENERAL SYNOD OF
In the Presence of ) THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA
The Trustees hereby consent to the above amendment.
That the $18,650.17 of income accumulated at December 31, 1979 in the scholarship or bursary section of the Archbishop Owen Memorial Fund be made available to the General Synod Bursary Unit for scholarships or bursaries to students in any of the Theological Colleges of the Anglican Church of Canada, according to rules, regulations and conditions fixed by the General Synod Bursary Unit. CARRIED ACT 16
That this General Synod wishes to place on record its hearty appreciation of the generous contribution which The Anglican Church of Canada receives from its members in the Armed Forces towards the missionary outreach of the Church and the strengthening of theological education through the contributions made to the Bursary Fund of our Theological Colleges.
1. note in the Declaration of Principles of the Anglican Church of Canada, its responsibility for the basic standards of theological education, and the qualifications and training of candidates for the ministry of the Church, and affirms that although the General Synod holds jurisdiction in this central area of the Church's life, it is the whole Church, at every level, which is responsible for the support and quality of theological education and;
2. call upon the National Executive Council to undertake an immediate study of bursary funding for theological education at the national level, with a view to a substantial increase of such bursaries, and call upon diocesan synods to review diocesan bursary funds for theological educaton, with a view to their substantial increase, and;
3. call upon dioceses, alone, or in regional groupings, to commit themselves to substantial support of institutions for theological education, and to report on their support to the next General Synod through the Committee on Ministry, and;
4. call upon the Committee on Ministry, in consultation with the Program Committee and the Stewardship and Financial Development Committee to recommend a strategy for development and allocation of funds, in order that the various theological schools, institutions, and programs of the Church may be supported, and;
5. call upon the Committee on Ministry to co-ordinate appropriate material from theological institutions, for distribution to Dioceses and Parishes, and;
6. ask that a particular Sunday or season in the Church's year be designated by Dioceses as an annual opportunity for the interpretation of theological education at the parochial level.
[An amendment to the original motion was moved and defeated and a motion to refer to the National Executive Council was also defeated.]
The Archbishop of Huron presented the Report of the Executive Council which was considered section by section.
The adoption of each section was moved by the Archbishop of Huron and seconded by Chancellor Gisborne.
(1) "World's Alliance," adopted by both Houses. [See page 145]
(2) "Insurance on Church property," adopted by both Houses with the exception of the notes at the end of the Section. [See pages 145-148]
(3) "Organization of the Church." (Deferred). [See pages 148-149]
(4) "Sir Edmond Osler Trust," adopted by both Houses. [See page 149]
(5) "W.C.T.U. and Militarism," adopted by both Houses. [See pages 149-150]
(6) "A Revision of Statistical Form." The Bishop of Quebec, Chairman of the Statistical Committee, having read the following report, Section (6) was adopted by both Houses.
REPORT OF THE SUB-COMMITTEE ON STATISTICS
In September, 1926, the G.B.R.E. petitioned the Executive Council of the General Synod to have certain questions connected with Sunday Schools added to the Statistical Form which is issued to all the Dioceses.
The Executive Council having discussed the matter referred it to the Committee on Statistics and the State of the Church. This Committee was summoned to meet in Montreal to consider the matter, but unfortunately no one was able to attend except the Convener.
Another meeting of the Committee was held in Toronto last week. Two attended, but the opinion of those present was that it was not advisable to add more questions in connection with the G.B.R.E. work to the Statistical Form.
This decision was reported to the Executive Council on the 12th inst. The Council, however, decided by a majority vote that the additional questions asked for must be included in the Form, and a small sub-committee was appointed to decide in what way to recommend to General Synod that the questions ought to be inserted, i.e. whether on a separate sheet or otherwise.
The sub-committee was also asked to consider the best method of obtaining uniformity in the method of answering this questionnaire and any other matter which might facilitate the obtaining of accurate statistics.
The sub-committee therefore beg to report that in their opinion:
1. The additional questions asked for by the G.B.R.E. ought to be incorporated in the body of the Form in the place where other matters connected with Sunday Schools are placed.
2. That in order to obtain uniform and accurate information from the Dioceses, specimen copies of the Statistical Form be sent at once to the Synod Office of every Diocese in order that all the information required by the General Synod may be asked for in the form for returns issued to all the parishes in each Diocese.
3. That the present committee on Statistics and the State of the Church is too large and composed of members who are at distance far remote from each other and consequently seldom or ever able to meet together and that it would be far better to appoint a small committee of 4 and 5 who are near enough to each other to meet regularly and attend to the matter thoroughly.
4. That for the purpose of obtaining accurate information it is desirable that the Questionnaire should not be overloaded with minute questions which are not of any special value to the Church as a whole.
On behalf of the Sub-Committee, (Signed) Lennox Quebec, Kingston, 13 Sept., 1927.
(7) "Board of Finance and Legacies," adopted by both Houses. [See page 151]
(8) "Anglican War Service Fund," [adopted by both Houses]. [See page 151-152]
(9) "Ukrainian Prayer Book," adopted by both Houses. [See page 152]
(10) "Annual Meetings of Boards," adopted by both Houses. [See page 152]
(11) "Immigration," adopted by both Houses. [See pages 152-153]
[(11) Immigration: -- [Pages 152-153 of the Report of the Executive Council]
The Council for Social Service having requested the Executive Council to draft a Resolution to send to the Government at Ottawa, the following was drafted and carried:--
"That the Executive Council of the General Synod of the Church of England in Canada would urge upon your government the great importance of settling the land with people from the Mother Country, and would urge a close co-operation between your government and the British government to secure that end and trusts that this question of immigration will have a very prominent place at the forthcoming Imperial Conference."
A Deputation was named to wait upon the Government and present the Resolution.]
(12) "Church Newspaper," adopted by both Houses. [See page 153]
(13) "Episcopal Endowment Fund," adopted by both Houses. [See pages 153-154]
Resolved, That the Report of the Executive Council, with the exception of Section (3), be adopted.