The Bishop Coadjutor of Toronto presented the Report of the Committee on Training Older Men for the Ministry, Section H.
That the Report of the Committee on Training Older Men for Ministry Section H., be received. CARRIED.
Bishop Snell outlined the Recommendations in the Report:--
If it is agreed that there is a place in the ministry for "older men" then we should be prepared to undertake their training. A night school plan seems to be the most realistic way of tackling the problem.
It is also desirable to have a common standard for the whole of Canada. Therefore we urge that a competent committee draw up a curriculum based on two years of night school during which eight units of study will be taken. Then the successful candidates shall be required to attend full-time for an additional year, preferably of nine months duration.
Further, that a testing of a man's suitability to undertake the course be given along the lines of C.A.C.T.M. [Central Advisory Council for the Ministry]
That where a night school is not feasible, the same courses shall be taken under the direction of a parish priest acceptable to the Bishop, or under the direction of the staff of the provincial college.
That consideration be given to having one college for each Ecclesiastical Province used for the final year's training.
That special care should be taken in the post-ordination training of such men. That the Pension Committee be consulted. It might be necessary to limit the upper age so that ordination would take place prior to age 50.
"The Anglican Province of the Southern Cone has reconsidered the diocese of Uruguay's appeal and has voted to ratify the election of Archdeacon Michael Pollesel as co-adjutor bishop. The decision came 10 months after the province's house of bishops rejected Pollesel's election in December 2011. The Uruguayan diocesan synod had appealed the decision, but 'for technical canonical reasons the form of the original appeal was not valid', and had to be presented again, said Southern Cone Presiding Bishop Hector Zavala in a press release. Pollesel credited last January's visit and subsequent report by Canon Kenneth Kearon, Anglican Communion general secretary, as having allowed the diocese and the province to 'find a way out of being stuck'. The date for Pollesel's consecration has been scheduled for May 26 ". [Text of entire article.]
"That the Holy Week Services, together with a Service of Renewal of Commitment to Priestly Service annexed to the Maundy Thursday Service be approved for publication in the Canadian Anglican Liturgical Series after further consultation with the House of Bishops."
Bishop Snowden read a letter from the Secretary of the Committee on Doctrine and Worship, addressed to Bishop Nock, requesting guidance relating to:
- Service of Renewal and Commitment
- Blessing of Oils
- Reserved Sacrament on Good Friday
Bishop Berry introduced Act 60.
That this House approve the inclusion of Deacons and Bishops in the Re-Affirmation Service, and
That this Service be printed separately from the Maundy Thursday Rite. CARRIED
The Doctrine and Worship Committee was requested to include a rubric or preface with the Service.
be amended by renumbering section 4 as Section 4(a), and by inserting a new section 4(b) which will read as follows:
`An appeal shall be from the decision of the Bishop given under section 3 or 4(a) of this Canon to the Metropolitan of the Province in which the priest or deacon resides. In the hearing of the appeal the Metropolitan (or in the case where the Metropolitan is the diocesan, the Senior Bishop of the Province) shall associate with him a bishop, a priest and a lay person who shall not be members of the diocese from which the appeal is taken.'
That the words contained in the proposed amendment to Part IV, Section 4 of Canon XXVII following the words "this part" in line 3 hereof be deleted and the following words substituted therefor: "the Bishop shall permit the marriage to be solemnized in a church to be designated by him after consultation with the incumbent in charge."
The amendment thus reads:
"(D) If the incumbent of a parish declines for reasons of conscience to solemnize the marriage of a parishioner in his parish pursuant to permission given under this Part, the Bishop shall permit the marriage to be solemnized in a church to be designated by him after consultation with the incumbent in charge."
The amendment to the amendment was CARRIED in both Houses. Notice of Motion 23(a) as amended was CARRIED in both Houses.
"The following papers are a collection of [five] essays that were written at the University of Oxford during the author's sabbatical from parochial ministry during the 1996/97 academic year. ... I aspired to understand more precisely the nature of the Anglican Church's propensity to accommodate the values and norms of its wider culture. Along with many other faithful Anglicans, I have been increasingly distressed to witness the Church bow more and more to the modern equivalent of the Roman Caesar". -- Intro.
Contents: Introduction -- Inclusive Language for God : the Impact on the Doctrine of God and Implications for Worship in the Anglican Church of Canada -- Beyond the Debate over Religious Pluralism: Toward Mission in a Plural Society -- Transforming the Family: Social Influences and Theological Responses -- The Church in Conflict: the Pastor as Conflict Manager -- Reconciling Authorities: an Impasse in the ARCIC Dialogue.
"The Anglican Church of Canada is a national body that has never had national guidelines describing its expectations of clergy. That's about to change, however, thanks to a far-reaching new document called 'Competencies for Ordination to the Priesthood in the Anglican Church of Canada'. Arising out of General Synod 2010, this document will be an important measuring stick for discerning vocation for the priesthood and supporting ordained clergy in lifelong learning". "The broad scope of priestly proficiencies cover five core categories: personal and spiritual formation; Christian heritage and Anglican identity; cultural and social context; capacity for leadership; and skills for teaching and learning". "Endorsed by CoGS in March , 'Competencies' will go to General Synod 2013 in July. If the guidelines are approved, it's not clear what authority they will have or whether or not they can compel action. The Rev. Canon Todd Townshend, dean of theology at Huron University College in London, Ont., concedes that these competencies set the bar high, but says that 'good priestly leadership requires many gifts".
Eight page insert (1-8) with May 2013 issue of Anglican Journal. Anglican Church of Canada Ministry Report. Insert produced by Resources for Mission Dept.
That in regard to women presently ordained as deaconesses in the Anglican Church of Canada, the Primate be asked to initiate any steps which may be necessary to ensure that those who are so ordered may belong to the diaconate. CARRIED in both Houses.
This is in substitution for Resolution 2, page 264, which was withdrawn by the mover and seconder.