In the 1960s Robert Savery painted the crests of all the Canadian dioceses. Until recently they were displayed in St. John the Divine in Victoria. The parish recently decided to present the paintings to the appropriate dioceses.
That a Joint Committee of both Houses be appointed to design suitable armorial bearings for the General Synod, and that such Committee be authorized to obtain a formal grant of such arms if deemed necessary by the Committee. Message R
"Produced by the Parish Program Committee of the Bicentennial Committee of the Anglican Diocese of Nova Scotia" -- back cover.
"Researched, compiled, arranged and illustrated by Nan Nichols" -- back cover.
Includes bibliographical references.
A booklet produced in honour of the 200th anniversary  of the Anglican episcopate in Canada, describing the life of the first Bishop of Nova Scotia, Charles Inglis, the Loyalists in Canada and the early history of the diocese and province of Nova Scotia.
Contents divided into sections: Biographical sketch -- The Diocese -- Builder of Churches -- The Coat of Arms -- Sample Lesson: Light for the Loyalists -- Dates -- Resources and References.
NEC resolution #42-05-93 was quoted for information as follows:
That this NEC, in its application to the Canadian Heraldic Authority, request the grant of a badge as well as a flag and a coat of arms.
That NEC ask the Canadian Heraldic Authority to grant the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada the historic Coat of Arms granted on English authority, the sole difference being to incorporate present usage by describing the leaves as "vert" rather than "proper." CARRIED #03-11-94
That NEC request the Canadian Heraldic Authority to approve the Anglican Church of Canada flag in common usage and a badge with the Cross of St. George with four green leaves and stems coming from the Cross, on a white background. CARRIED #04-11-94
Presentation at General Synod 1995 : The General Secretary advised that the Governor General of Canada will be invited to General Synod 1995 in Ottawa to present the Coat of Arms, Flag and Badge to the Anglican Church of Canada.
The Thirty-Fourth Session of the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada convened in the Commons Lounge, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, at 7:30 p.m. The President of the synod, Archbishop Michael Peers, reported that there was a quorum present (bishops, clergy and laity) and that the General Synod could proceed. He then declared the Thirty-Fourth Session of the General Synod to be constituted. Act 1
Honoured guests included the Governor General of Canada, His Excellency the Right Honourable Romeo LeBlanc, her Excellency Madame Diana Fowler LeBlanc, Grandfather William Commanda of the Algonquian First Nation, Mr. Robert Watt, Chief Herald, and Mr. Charles Maier, Athabaska Herald.
During the celebration of the Holy Eucharist the Primate delivered the Presidential Address. Following the service the Governor General granted, and presented to the Primate, the Coat of Arms, Flag and Badge of the General Synod, as developed in co-operation with the Canadian Heraldic Authority.
That the report be received. CARRIED in both Houses.
A motion on the matter will be presented at a later session of the Synod. (See p. 78)
Report of the Committee on Church of England in Canada Flag
To the Most Reverend, the Primate, and Members of General Synod:
1. At the meeting of the Executive Council in November, 1953, the Executive Committee of the Council reported that it had received from the Synod of Montreal a letter, asking the General Synod "to give consideration to the adoption of a flag to be available for Church uses throughout Canada, following the practice of the Church of England and the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America".
2. The Executive Committee approved this recommendation and on receiving the approval of the Executive Council at its meeting at Fort William, August 31st, 1953, appointed a sub-Committee to receive suggestions for a suitable design and to report back to the Committee.
Following correspondence with various flag manufacturers and others the sub-committee recommended that such proposed flag consist of the Cross of St. George in red on a white field as in the Church of England and in the Protestant Episcopal Church, but with the addition of a Maple Leaf superimposed at the centre of the Cross. Such a design was submitted to the Executive Council at its meeting in November, 1954, and on motion referred to the next session of the Synod.
3. We have ascertained that such a flag, 3 ft. by 6 ft., made of heavy gauge nylon, can be made for $10.50 to $11.50 each. Such flags would be suitable for interior or exterior use.
We are advised that the above cost would be relatively low compared with more complicated designs. Flown outdoors for 24 hours a day, it would last from 35 to 50 days, but when hung indoors it would last many years.
The colour of the four Maple Leaves in the Coat of Arms of the Church authorized in 1939, by the College of Heralds is designated in the grant as green and not in autumn tints as generally shown. There seems to be considerable opinion that the Maple Leaf in the flag should be gold. Some have expressed opinions in favour of placing the Maple Leaf in the first quarter.
We submit the following resolution for consideration of the Synod:
Moved by Chancellor R.V. Harris, seconded by Col. M.L. Douglas: "That the official flag of the General Synod be the Cross of St. George in red on a white field, with the addition of a gold maple leaf superimposed at the centre of the cross".