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Date
1960 August 25-27
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1960 August 25-27
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Archbishop of Algoma
Seconder
Bishop of Montreal
Text
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.
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops - Minutes
White, William C. (William Charles), 1873-1960
Anglican Church of Canada - Bishops
Chung Hua Sheng Kung Hui - Bishops
Chung Hua Sheng Kung Hui - History
Holy Catholic Church in China
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(xi) Admission of the Press (continued from Item ix)

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Date
1968 October 20-24
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1968 October 20-24
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Archbishop of Algoma
Seconder
Bishop of Huron
Prologue
Admission of the Press
A letter had been received from the Editor of the Canadian Churchman requesting permission for the press, which was to be present at Joint Sessions with the American House, to attend meetings of the Canadian House when meeting separately from tthe American House.
Moved by the Bishop of Kootenay, seconded by the Bishop of Ottawa
"That the press be admitted to the general session of the House of Bishops, with the exception of those occasions on which by prior arrangement or by resolution the House goes into private session".
The House adjourned at 10:40 p.m. without having come to a decision on this matter which was taken up again in the third session on Monday afternoon. (See item ix),
Admission of the Press (continued from Item vi)
An amendment to the motion of the Bishop of Kootenay was moved by the Coadjutor Bishop of Rupert's Land, seconded by the Bishop of Qu'apelle (and later carried):
"That the Upper House of General Synod be open to the press and public, but that meetings of the House of Bishops continue to be held for its membership only."
The Primate ruled this to be an alternative motion. (Continued in Item xi.)
Consideration of the motions of the Coadjutor Bishop of Rupert's Land and of the Bishop of Kootenay was resumed. After lengthy discussion it was moved by the archbishop of Algoma, seconded by the Bishop of Huron and carried:
Text
"That the question now be put."
The motion of the Bishop of Kootenay was therefor put to the House and was defeated (7-17).
The alternative motion of the Coadjutor Bishop of Rupert's Land was put and carried. (20-2).
Notes
[Text of the alternative motion: "That the Upper House of General Synod be open to the press and public, but that meetings of the House of Bishops continue to be held for its membership only."]
Subjects
Church and the press - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops
Canadian Churchman
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(x) The Programs of the Upper House and the House of Bishops

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Date
1968 October 20-24
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1968 October 20-24
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Archbishop of Algoma
Seconder
Bishop of Georgian Bay
Prologue
After further discussion it was moved by the Bishop of Moosonee, seconded by the Bishop of Nova Scotia and carried:
"That we defer consideration of the two alternative motions before the House and that the Report of the Committee on the Programs of the Upper House and the House of Bishops be presented as a whole now."
The report, which is printed as Appendix A to these Minutes, was then presented in its entirety. Moved by the Archbishop of Algoma, seconded by the Bishop of Georgian Bay and carried:
Text
That the report as a whole be accepted.
Notes
APPENDIX A
REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PROGRAMS OF THE UPPER HOUSE AND HOUSE OF BISHOPS
At a meeting of the House of Bishops in Cornwall 1967 the following motion was passed:
"That a Committee be appointed to study the program of the Upper House and the House of Bishops".
"In studying the programs" of the Upper House and the House of Bishops, the following questions appear to be pertinent:
- I. What is the relationship of the House of Bishops to the Upper House ?
- II. Should the meetings of the House of Bishops be open to church reporters, etc. -- if not, why not ?
- III. Should the House of Bishops be amalgamated with the Upper House ?
- IV. Should there be separate meetings on the Upper House or should Bishops at all times meet jointly with the Lower House ?
I. The relationship between the House of Bishops and the Upper House is set out officially in the Handbook of General Synod, Page 31. The House of Bishops possesses and exercises the inherent authority of the Episcopate acting collectively. The Upper House possesses legislative powers given it as one of the two Houses comprising the General Synod.
The House of Bishops existed before the General Synod and meets independently of it; the Upper House meets only as a part of the Synod. Bishops who have resigned their jurisdiction do not have the right to vote in the Upper House.
II. Should the meetings of the House of Bishops be open to church reporters, observers, etc.-if not, why not ?
Your committee feel that when the House of Bishops meets as a "House of Bishops" apart from General Synod Session it should meet in private. This is a time when matters of clergy discipline, episcopal discipline and other personal matters are discussed which should be private and confidential. This meeting provides an opportunity for bishops to think out together matters of policy which can then be presented to the church with the undivided support of the whole episcopal body. This meeting of the bishops is underwritten by the Appleford Bequest money and is not a charge on church funds so that there can be no thought that the church is underwriting a private gathering for which any public accounting ought to be given.
Reporters, observers, etc., are therefore discouraged from being in attendance at meetings of the House of Bishops except in cases where unanimous approval is given for their admission.
III. Should the House of Bishops be amalgamated with the Upper House ?
There is a difference of opinion.
(a) "No -- The Upper House should be abolished".
(b) "Upper House and House of Bishops could well be amalgamated under the title "House of Bishops" provided that the possibility is preserved of holding two types of meeting, on "in Synod Session" and the other at a separate time.
IV. Should there be separate meetings of the Upper House or should Bishops at all times meet jointly with the Lower House ?
One motive which prompts such a question arises from suspicion and resentment when a small group withdraws from the main body to hold an executive meeting. The Committee fees that the Bishops would gain much and lose little if they met jointly for all but exceptional sessions. These exceptions coincide with the findings of the sub-committee of the Committee of Organization, Page 4 (7) A and B -- Agenda House of Bishops 1968. (Appendix 5 to these Minutes.)
For the efficient functioning of General Synod the Organization, Procedure and Practice of the Synod must be under constant review. Your committee feel that the amalgamation of the Upper House and the Lower House will serve a useful purpose, not least the time-saving of General Synod which is important if clerical and competent lay members are to attend and remain for all sessions.
Committee: Archbishop of Algoma, Bishop of Georgian Bay, Bishop of Moosonee.
October, 1968
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops - Relations - Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops - Relations - Anglican Church of Canada. Upper House
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops - Rules and practice
Anglican Church of Canada. Upper House
Anglican Church of Canada - Structure
Anglican Church of Canada - Government
Anglican Church of Canada - Government - History
Authority - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Church and the press - Anglican Church of Canada
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(x) The Programs of the Upper House and the House of Bishops

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Date
1968 October 20-24
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1968 October 20-24
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Archbishop of Algoma
Seconder
Bishop of Georgian Bay
Prologue
At this point the Archbishop of Algoma stated that one section of a report which he was to present later in the meeting on behalf of the Committee of Programs of the Upper House and the House and the House of Bishops had a bearing on the matter under discussion. He requested and was granted a hearing on the matter under discussion. He requested and was granted permission to present it at this time. Copies of the report were distributed.
Text
"That the section of the Report of the Committee on the Programs of the Upper House and the House of Bishops re admission of the Press to meetings of the House be accepted."
Notes
APPENDIX A
REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PROGRAMS OF THE UPPER HOUSE AND HOUSE OF BISHOPS
II. Should the meetings of the House of Bishops be open to church reporters, observers, etc.-if not, why not ?
Your committee feel that when the House of Bishops meets as a "House of Bishops" apart from General Synod Session it should meet in private. This is a time when matters of clergy discipline, episcopal discipline and other personal matters are discussed which should be private and confidential. This meeting provides an opportunity for bishops to think out together matters of policy which can then be presented to the church with the undivided support of the whole episcopal body. This meeting of the bishops is underwritten by the Appleford Bequest money and is not a charge on church funds so that there can be no thought that the church is underwriting a private gathering for which any public accounting ought to be given.
Reporters, observers, etc., are therefore discouraged from being in attendance at meetings of the House of Bishops except in cases where unanimous approval is given for their admission.
Subjects
Church and the press - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops - Rules and practice
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(xx) Guidelines on Bishops

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Date
1969 November 3-7
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1969 November 3-7
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Archbishop of Algoma
Seconder
Bishop of British Columbia
Prologue
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:
Resolution 40
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."
Resolution 41
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".
Text
"That the Committee Report relative to Resolution 40 of Lambeth be adopted."
Subjects
Guidelines on Bishops
Lambeth Conference, 1968 - Resolutions
Episcopacy - Anglican Communion
Episcopacy - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada - Bishops
Suffragan Bishops - Anglican Church of Canada
Coadjutor Bishops - Anglican Church of Canada
Assistant Bishops - Anglican Church of Canada
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