"Bishop Henry Gordon Hill, a former Bishop of Ontario , is setting up an exchange scholarship to be known as the Scholarship of St. Basil the Great, between the Anglican Church of Canada and the Oriental Orthodox Churches and the Assyrian Church of the East". "The Bishop has has a life-long interest in relations between these eastern Churches and the Anglican Communion which have had strong historical links. He hopes the scholarship 'will help us to learn together, to establish friendships and to build bridges'."
Canon Crawford, after speaking to the printed report, paid tribute to Major Louis Paterson who died March 3rd, less than a week after his 91st birthday. Major Paterson was employed at the national office for almost 63 years.
That the grant of $25,000 from the Anglican Book Centre be given to the Bursary Fund to support ordinands training for ministry in the Anglican Church. CARRIED
The Fund will be named the Major Louis Paterson Memorial Fund.
Glasgow and Ayreshire, Scotland and Cape Town, South Africa would seem to be unlikely birth places for Anglican missionaries to Canada's frozen northern landscape. Nevertheless, three of five budding missionaries who this month were awarded scholarships hail from those distant spots.
The awards were the Archbishop Owen Memorial Scholarships which are given to students in the last year of their theological training who have agreed to take up "missionary work either in Canada or overseas." The Chairman of the Committee which makes the annual awards, the Rt. Rev. H.V. Stiff, of Toronto, said that both academic standing and financial need are taken into account in making the annual $500 awards.
James Bell was born and received his early education in Glasgow, Scotland. His varied background is indicated by his educational affiliations, having attended Springburn College of Engineering, Glasgow Bible Training Institute and now Wycliffe College at the University of Toronto. Married, with two children, Mr. Bell will be serving in the Diocese of the Arctic, particularly in the Baffin Islands area.
Thomas McQuiston, the other Scot in the group, shares an equally varied background. Born and raised in rural Ayreshire in Scotland it is not strange that he graduated from the West of Scotland Agricultural College with the Scottish Diploma in Horticulture. Mr. McQuiston has been an elder in the Church of Scotland and organist and choir master in Presbyterian, Anglican and Lutheran Churches in Scotland, England and Canada. He now attends the College of Emmanuel and St. Chad in Saskatoon. He and his wife also have two children. They will be working in either the Diocese of Cariboo in British Columbia or the Diocese of Brandon in Manitoba.
Joan Evelyn Ellman, the only woman recipient of this year's scholarships is also studying at the College of Emmanuel and St. Chad and is the other "overseas" native. She was born in Cape Town, South Africa and moved to Canada as a teenager. She has a B.Sc. degree from the University of Toronto and is now in her final year of theological studies at Emmanuel and St. Chad.
Ms. Ellman has committed herself to work in the Diocese of the Yukon which is centred in Yellowknife [sic, i.e. Whitehorse].
James Gordon McCurry is a native of Neepawa, Manitoba and is also now in his final year at the College of Emmanuel and St. Chad. He has been supporting his wife and three children by working during vacation periods as a Greyhound Bus driver!
Previously, Mr. McCurry assisted in the work of Intermountain Christian Guest Homes, supervising St. Luke's House in Grandview, Manitoba. He intends to work in the Diocese of Brandon in northern Manitoba after ordination.
Brock William Lupton, now studying at the Vancouver School of Theology has a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of British Columbia. In addition to his obvious involvement as an organist and choirmaster in several churches, Mr. Lupton has worked as a theological student assistant in parishes in Arvida, Quebec, Cassiar, B.C. and in Vancouver.
A native of Kelowna, B.C., he is married to a registered nurse and they are looking forward eagerly to their work in the Northwest Territories [sic, i.e.Yukon Territory] in the Diocese of the Yukon.
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For further information, please contact:
Richard J. Berryman
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March 4, 1980
MEMO TO: All recipients of the press release re Anglican Scholarship Awards
FROM: R.J. Berryman, Media Officer
The following is part of a letter sent to the Bishops of the Dioceses of the Yukon and the Arctic concerning a press release on the awarding of the Archbishop Owen Scholarships for 1980.
The press release named Yellowknife as the headquarters of the Diocese of the Yukon and stated that some work in that Diocese took place in the North West Territories:
"What do you say after you say, 'I'm sorry'?"
"I have NO explanation other than we goofed! I know the See City of the Diocese of the Yukon is Whitehorse. I know Yukon and North West are separate Territories."
"I would plead a mental lapse on my part in the midst of a very busy week, but even that does not explain how it got past my secretary who also knows the correct facts. Even when Archdeacon Hilchey, the General Secretary read over the release, he didn't notice my errors. I'm not trying to spread the blame, I'm just saying that it appears one of those gremlins really got us this time."
"At any rate, all I can do is apologize sincerely, and humbly admit I made two horrendous errors. I rejoice only in the fact that you caught them and brought them to my immediate attention. I have sent a quick correction out to all who received the release."
"Mea Culpa - please forgive. Very best personal regards."
That the Trust Deed of the Archbishop Owen Memorial Fund, dated October 26, 1953 be rescinded and that the new Trust Deed be approved. CARRIED ACT 15
WHEREAS by a trust Deed dated the 26th day of October, A.D. 1953, Walter Foster Barfoot, Archbishop of Edmonton and Primate of The Anglican Church of Canada, and Algernon Francis Doyne Lace, Honorary Treasurer of The General Synod of The Anglican Church of Canada, their successors and assigns in Office were appointed trustees of certain funds representing the proceeds of contributions made by Dioceses, Societies, Institutions and individuals to constitute a permanent Memorial Fund in honour and in memory of the late the Most Reverend Derwyn Trevor Owen, Archbishop of Toronto and Primate of The Anglican Church of Canada, from the year 1934 to the year 1947;
AND WHEREAS the Most Reverend Edward W. Scott, Primate of The Anglican Church of Canada and John Ross Ligertwood, Treasurer of The Anglican Church of Canada by virtue of their respective offices are now trustees of the said Memorial Fund;
AND WHEREAS it has become expedient, due to changing conditions, to amend the terms of the Trust Deed dated the 26th day of October, A.D. 1953, The General Synod of The Anglican Church of Canada, meeting in session on the 17th day of June, A.D. 1980 does hereby rescind the said Trust Deed and enact the following in its place:
1. There shall be a trust fund of The General Synod of The Anglican Church of Canada known as the Archbishop Owen Memorial Fund of which the Primate of The Anglican Church of Canada and the Treasurer of General Synod shall be the trustees.
2. The Fund shall be kept invested in the Consolidated Trust Fund of The General Synod of The Anglican Church of Canada.
3. The annual income of the Fund shall be allocated and expended as follows:
a) 60% of the annual net income shall be placed at the disposal of the body responsible for administering The General Synod bursary program and be used to award Archbishop Owen memorial scholarships or bursaries to students in any of the theological colleges of the Anglican Church of Canada; such body may from time to time fix rules, regulations and conditions upon which the said scholarships or bursaries shall be awarded.
b) 40% of the annual net income shall be set aside each year and accumulated to provide for the holding from time to time of the Archbishop Owen Memorial Lectureships;
i) such lectures shall be delivered by outstanding theological scholars, writers and authors in such of the dioceses of The Anglican Church of Canada as the trustees determine;
ii) the trustees, in deciding upon the time and place and the person or persons to deliver such lectures and the expense thereof, shall consult with a committee consisting of the Deans of Montreal, New Westminster, Rupert's Land and Toronto, and with such other bishops, clergy and laity as the trustees decide.
4. Any necessary and proper expenses incurred by the trustees in managing the Fund and in arranging for the award of scholarships and the holding of lecturships or any expenses of any committee appointed by the trustees shall be paid out of the annual income of the Fund before making the division of income provided for in paragraph 3.
5. The trustees shall furnish a financial report annually to the National Executive Council of The General Synod of The Anglican Church of Canada, and shall also report from time to time as may be required to The General Synod of The Anglican Church of Canada.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF The General Synod of The Anglican Church of Canada has hereunto affixed its seal duly attested by the proper officers in that behalf.
SIGNED, SEALED AND DELIVERED ) THE GENERAL SYNOD OF
In the Presence of ) THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA
The Trustees hereby consent to the above amendment.
That the $18,650.17 of income accumulated at December 31, 1979 in the scholarship or bursary section of the Archbishop Owen Memorial Fund be made available to the General Synod Bursary Unit for scholarships or bursaries to students in any of the Theological Colleges of the Anglican Church of Canada, according to rules, regulations and conditions fixed by the General Synod Bursary Unit. CARRIED ACT 16
That the $18,650.17 of income accumulated at December 31, 1979 in the scholarship or bursary section of the Archbishop Owen Memorial Fund be made available to the General Synod Bursary Unit for scholarships or bursaries to students in any of the Theological Colleges of the Anglican Church of Canada, according to rules, regulations and conditions fixed by the General Synod Bursary Unit. CARRIED
Concern was expressed for students who are to serve in "missionary dioceses," and it was agreed that the General Secretary convey this concern to the Bursary Unit.
Four Anglican theological students have been awarded the Archbishop Owen Memorial Scholarships for 1966-67.
Award-winning students are Victor L. Kerr, Anglican Theological College, Vancouver; Harry S. Rose, Trinity College, Toronto; Raymond I. Ottrey, College of Emmanuel and St. Chad, Saskatoon; and Robert R. Hales, Montreal Diocesan Theological College.
The scholarships of $500 are awarded annually to students in their final year of theology who are ready to take up missionary work either in Canada or overseas.
Announcement of the awards was made by Very Rev. W.J. Gilling, Dean of Toronto and chairman of the Archbishop Owen Memorial Scholarship Committee.
Canada's north and west will benefit from the work of four young Anglican Clergy who will receive awards from the Archbishop Owen Memorial Fund to assist them in their final year of theological training.
The annual awards of $500 each are given to four students who have agreed to take up missionary work in Canada or overseas, upon graduation.
This year's awards were announced last week by the Rt. Rev. H.V. Stiff, Dean of Toronto and Chairman of the Scholarship Committee.
Johnson Ouskan, a native Cree from Ilford Manitoba, will be returning to work amongst his people in the Diocese of Keewatin. He is now finishing his studies at St. John's College in Winnipeg.
Charles A. Lenz, who was born in Hamilton and is a qualified stationery engineer as well as a budding theologian, will begin work in the Diocese of the Yukon when he graduates this spring from the Vancouver School of Theology.
The Rev. David B. McLeish, now studying at the Atlantic School of Theology in Halifax, will be serving in the Diocese of Brandon in Manitoba. Since he was born in the city of Brandon, he will be serving in his home Diocese.
S. Andrew Wetmore will head the furthest north, as he is to work in Great Whale River in the Diocese of the Arctic. Mr. Wetmore, a native of Digby, Nova Scotia, is finishing his studies at the Atlantic School of Theology.