That comments from the Administration and Finance Committee, the Chairman's Advisory Committee, the Council of the North, the National Executive Council Stipend Sub-Committee and the National Executive Council be passed on to the Committee on Ministry for consideration when the Guidelines for Remuneration are reviewed and redrafted for further consideration by the National Executive Council and eventual consideration by the dioceses. CARRIED
Memorial from the Synod of the Diocese of Montreal:
To the Bishops, Clergy and Laity of the Church of England in Canada in General Synod Assembled:
The Memorial of the Diocese of Montreal respectfully showeth as follows:
That the General Synod be memorialized to endorse the principle of a system of one basic diocesan stipend with family and special allowances and that a committee be constituted to explore ways and means and to report.
And your Memorialists will ever pray.
As witness the Diocesan Seal and the hand of the Lord Bishop of the Diocese, and the Clerical Secretary of the same.
Signed, John Montreal, President of the Synod; J.F. Morris, Clerical Secretary of the Synod.
That this Synod having heard the discussion on the principle of one basic stipend for the clergy of the Church of England in Canada, requests the Primate to appoint a committee to study this matter and to report to the next General Synod. CARRIED in both Houses.
Referred to National Executive Council Resolutions from the Commission on the Structure of the Canadian Church
That Sections 1 and 2 of the following resolution be referred to the Committee on Organization, and Section 3 to the General Secretary of General Synod:
"1. That, if the General Synod approves the discharge of the Basic Stipend Committee, the Commission be divided into three sub-committees;
(a) Relations of General Synod vis-a-vis Provincial and Diocesan Synods;
(b) The Ministry, generally;
(c) Salary Structures.
2. That the Primate be respectfully asked to include in the Commission's terms of reference parochial and salary structures in the relation to the Ecclesiastical Provinces.
3. That in view of the important issues faced by the Commission and the difficulty experienced in obtaining a hitherto meagre attendance, the Primate be requested to arrange for meetings to be held at times and in places where the membership will not be called upon to attend other meetings and can devote its time to full consideration and debate." CARRIED
Archbishop Jackson reported on his recent visit to missions in the north, particularly in the Province of Rupert's Land. He pointed out that the Churches in the north do not have funds available to meet the demands as the north becomes more industrialized.
Moved by Jackson, seconded by Reed,
That immediate consideration be given to pay and allowances for all clergy serving in the North (North of 60 degrees - Arctic, Mackenzie, Yukon, Caledonia, Keewatin, Moosonee) so that a more adequate remuneration be made available.
Moved by Challice, seconded by Smith,
That the motion be tabled. CARRIED
That Archbishop Jackson, Canon Jackson, Mr. Donald and Canon Bothwell be requested to consult together about living allowances for clergy in Northern and isolated areas of Canada, and be prepared to suggest how to proceed in the study of this matter when Archbishop Jackson's tabled resolution is lifted before the meeting of the NEC adjourns. CARRIED
That a Task Force be immediately appointed by the Acting Primate (and its membership announced at this meeting), in consultation with the Metropolitan of Rupert's Land, the General Secretary and the Executive Director to review the overall strategy and priorities of the Anglican Church of Canada with particular attention to the developing areas of the North.
The Task Force to prepare a statement of Strategy of Purpose for our Church in the '70s to be presented to General Synod.
The Task Force is asked to examine the pay and allowances of the clergy in the North (defined as the Mid-Canada Corridor, the Arctic, Yukon) and to develop, in consultation with the A&F Committee and the Program Committee, budget priorities that would allow adequate remuneration being paid to the clergy in accordance with the overall strategy of the Church of Canada, even if it involves the provision of money over and above block grants. CARRIED
The Acting Primate announced the appointment of the following to the Task Force: Archdeacon G.E. Hobson; Bishop J.A. Watton; Mr. J.R. Ligertwood; Canon W.E. Jackson; Mr. T.W. Kober; Mr. Richard Rohmer.