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.
At the meeting of the Plenary Committee on Christian Unity and the Church Universal, the following resolution had been approved
That the Committee on Christian Unity and the Church Universal recommends to the National Executive Council that the Anglican membership of the General Commission, which we are appointing, be reviewed after General Synod at the time of the appointment of the special commissions.
That this National Executive Council concurs in this action. CARRIED
The members of the National Executive Council were asked to keep this item confidential until the names of those appointed to the General Commission are released to the press jointly by the Anglican and United Churches.
The Rt. Rev. G.P. Gower, Chairman of the Committee on Christian Unity and the Church Universal, in presenting his report, called on the General Secretary to present the following changes, necessitated by some previously nominated who had declined to serve:
The Rev. Dr. J.G. Morden (Huron) has replaced the Rev. Dr. E.R. Fairweather (Toronto).
The Rev. Canon A.E. Thain (Edmonton) has replaced the Ven. J.A. Langstone (Edmonton).
Senator M. Fergusson (Ottawa) has replaced Mrs. R.K. Naylor (Montreal).
The Rev. Provost D.S. Forth (Algoma) has replaced Prof. L.B. Jaques (Saskatoon), who wished to remain on the General Commission.
The Rt. Rev. J.O. Anderson (Rupert's Land) has replaced the Rt. Rev. W.E. Bagnall (Niagara).
Mr. E.H. Charleson, Q.C. (Ottawa) has been nominated to replace the Hon. Mr. Justice Ronald Martland (Ottawa). In the event that Mr. Charleson declines, Mr. John C. Clarke (Ottawa) has been nominated.
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Miss Norma Hall (Ottawa) has replaced Mrs. B.F. Larson (Rupert's Land), who wished to remain on the General Commission.
Mr. S.J. Walker (Saskatoon) replacing the Rev. Provost D.S. Forth (Algoma).
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."