On it being reported that the Rt. Rev. H.R. Hunt had been approached by the Primate to accept this appointment, the Committee on Christian Unity and the Church Universal had approved the following motions:
(A) That this Committee concurs in the action reported by the Primate concerning the appointment of a Co-Director for the Anglican-United General Commission on Church Union;
(B) That we request the National Executive Council to authorize the Committee associated with the Primate to make an appointment;
(C) That we consider a person in episcopal Orders should be appointed, if possible.
That the National Executive Council gives authority to the Executive Committee on Christian Unity and the Church Universal, in consultation with the Primate, to make the appointment of the Co-Director for the Anglican-United General Commission on Church Union. CARRIED
Although it is hoped that this appointment will be made prior to the next meeting of the General Commission in December, 1967, it is realized that the appointee must be allowed sufficient time to relinquish his present responsibilities.
Authorized the National Executive Council, in consultation with the Committee on Christian Unity and the Church Universal, to appoint the Anglican members of the five Special Commissions.
The Bishop of New Westminster presented for consideration the following list of Anglican members nominated to each of the Special Commissions by the Committee on Christian Unity and the Church Universal:
The Bishop of Toronto Toronto
Prof. L.B. Jaques Saskatoon
Rev. Prof. E. Jay Montreal
Rev. Prof. E.R. Fairweather Toronto
Rev. Prof. R.F. Stackhouse Toronto
Rev. Prof. R.E. Reeve Nova Scotia
Rev. Prof. G.H. Parke-Taylor Huron
Rev. Prof. W.R.K. Crockett New Westminster
Miss Patricia Earle Rupert's Land
Rev. C.J. de Catanzaro Toronto
That the personnel on the Doctrinal Commission be approved. CARRIED
The Minutes of the meeting of the House held in Montebello, P.Q. on August 28th to 30th 1959, as printed and circulated, were adopted.
(iii) Report on Deceased Members.
The Bishop of Nova Scotia reported, with deep regret, the passing on January 25th, 1960, of the Right Reverend William Charles White, retired Bishop of Honan, China, and the first Bishop of that Diocese. Consecrated in November 30th, 1909 in St. James' Cathedral, Toronto, Bishop White gave his life to the work of the Church overseas. Due to his zeal and perseverance, the way was opened for the consecration of a Chinese priest to succeed him and thereby an indigenous episcopate for the Chung Hwa Sheng Kung Hui was established.
The Most Rev. G.P. Gower reported the following action by the Committee.
(a) Appointment of the Venerable E.S. Light to the Executive of the Committee.
(b) Canon R.R. Latimer co-opted as a member of the Executive of the Committee.
(c) That the Venerable E.S. Light replace Canon R.R. Latimer on the General Commission.
(d) That Archbishop Gower and Canon R.R. Latimer were appointed as observer-consultants to attend the March 1969 meeting of COCU, and that Archdeacon Matthews be alternate delegate.
That this National Executive Council concurs in Resolution #1 regarding Reciprocal Intercommunion passed by the Canadian House of Bishops at the meetings in Augusta, Georgia, October 2-24,
That this House of Bishops concurs in Resolutions #45 and #46 of the Lambeth Conference Report and refers them to the National Executive Committee. The House requests that the NEC should bring these matters to General Synod for consideration and that the resolutions should be sent to the dioceses in Canada for previous discussion. CARRIED
[Text of 1968 Lambeth Resolution 45: Relations with Other Churches - Admission of Non-Anglicans to Holy Communion
The Conference recommends that, in order to meet special pastoral needs of God's people, under the direction of the bishop Christians duly baptized in the name of the Holy Trinity and qualified to receive Holy Communion in their own Churches may be welcomed at the Lord's Table in the Anglican Communion.
Text of 1968 Lambeth Resolution 46: Relations with Other Churches - Anglicans Communicating in Other Than Anglican Churches
The Conference recommends that, while it is the general practice of the Church that Anglican communicants receive the Holy Communion at the hands of ordained ministers of their own Church or of Churches in communion therewith, nevertheless under the general direction of the bishop, to meet special pastoral need, such communicants be free to attend the Eucharist in other Churches holding the apostolic faith as contained in the Scriptures and summarised in the Apostles' and Nicene Creeds, and as conscience dictates to receive the sacrament, when they know they are welcome to do so.]
At this point in the meeting Canon R.R. Latimer, Executive Commissioner, was asked to address the National Executive Council. He outlined the plan to set up 15 regional sub-committees and 94 study groups across the country and to supply them with resource material.
That the report from the Executive Commissioner be received. CARRIED
The Bishop of Ontario presented the revision of "Guidelines" which had been presented to the House at Augusta, 1968, but which had not been dealt with at that time. This revision of the Guidelines was printed as Appendix D to the Minutes of the 1968 Augusta meeting.
The Archbishop of Algoma also presented a report on behalf of a Committee appointed by the Primate to bring Lambeth Resolutions 40 and 41 before the House. This report was brought in while the House considered "Guidelines on Bishops" because its content was pertinent.
The report was as follows:
In concurring with Resolution 40 (Lambeth Conference, 1968) the Committee appointed by the Primate, consisting of the Bishop of Moosonee, the Bishop of James' Bay and the Archbishop of Algoma, recommend that the Canadian House of Bishops adopt Resolution 40 (Lambeth Conference, 1968) and that the same be incorporated in the Minutes of this meeting.
For the implementation of this motion, the Committee would refer to Appendix D, Section VIII, Cl. (2) on page 31, 1968 Minutes -- (Guidelines for the use of Bishops) and further that Cl. (5) Section (e) be changed to make obligatory the appointment of an Assistant Bishop as ex officio member of the Executive.
Resolution 40: "The Conference affirms its opinion that all co-adjutor, suffragan, and full-time assistant bishops should exercise every kind of episcopal function and have their place as Bishops in the councils of the Church."
The Committee recommend to the House of Bishops, the adoption of Resolution 41.
Resolution 41: "The Conference recommends that the bishops as leaders and representatives of a servant Church, should radically examine the honours paid to them in the course of divine worship, in titles and customary address, and in style of living, while having the necessary facilities for the efficient carry on of their work."
In its implementation, the Committee would suggest the dropping of diocesan signatures and meaningless titles, such as "My Lord".
"That the Committee Report relative to Resolution 40 of Lambeth be adopted."