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2019 VISION AND PLANNING TASK GROUP #037-03-08-11

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official9551
Date
2008 November 14-16
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 09-11-08
Date
2008 November 14-16
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 09-11-08
Text
That the Council of General Synod approve the wider consultation with Canadian Anglicans through the “Tell us your story” project. APPROVED BY CONSENSUS #09-11-08
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. Council of General Synod. 2019 Visioning and Planning Task Group
Anglican Church of Canada - Surveys
Strategic planning - Anglican Church of Canada
Storytelling - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Tell Us Your Story (Project)
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2019 VISION AND PLANNING TASK GROUP #037-03-08-11

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official9552
Date
2008 November 14-16
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 10-11-08
Date
2008 November 14-16
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 10-11-08
Text
Council Members encourage clergy and lay leaders in their dioceses to give leadership in one or both of the 'data gathering exercises’ Lent to Pentecost 2009: Mission Study and "Tell Us your Story". APPROVED BY CONSENSUS #10-11-08
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. Council of General Synod. 2019 Visioning and Planning Task Group
Anglican Church of Canada - Surveys
Strategic planning - Anglican Church of Canada
Storytelling - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Tell Us Your Story (Project)
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Anglican National Commission

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official6433
Date
1931 September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1931 September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Bishop of Ontario
Seconder
Archdeacon Graham
Text
That the following clause (omitted from Recommendation VIII in Convening Circular) be reinstated:
We recommend that, in view of the constant contacts throughout Canada between these two bodies, especially, and ourselves, we should, in the words of the Lambeth Appeal to all Christian Peoples of 1920, be ready to embark upon "An adventure of good-will and still more of faith, for nothing less is required than a new discovery of the creative resources of God." CARRIED in the Lower House; Upper House reserved decision.
Notes
Text of Recommendation VIII "Cooperation" as found on pp. 118-199 in "The Report of the Field Commissioners to the Anglican National Commission May 18th, 1931" bound with 1931 General Synod Journal of Proceedings.
VIII. Co-operation
That since, in the sparsely settled parts of our country the difficulty in reaching, with any degree of regularity, the scattered groups of our people, is almost insurmountable, which difficulty extends to other Christian communions, we recommend that in the interests of the Christian faith and advance be made to the authorities of the United Church and the Presbyterian Church with a view to discovering if some arrangement could be made for a more friendly co-operation with them in the matter of ministering to these small units, subject always to the principle being clearly indicated that we must administer the sacraments to our own people. We recommend that, in view of the constant contacts throughout Canada between these two bodies, especially, and ourselves, we should, in the words of the Lambeth Appeal to all Christian Peoples of 1920, be ready to embark upon "An adventure of good-will and still more of faith, for nothing less is required than a new discovery of the creative resources of God."
Subjects
check with J. Boyles re inclusion/passage this resolution
Church of England in Canada. Anglican National Commission
Anglican Church of Canada - Surveys
Ecumenical movement - Anglican Church of Canada
Ecumenical movement - Canada
Anglican Church of Canada - Relations - Presbyterian Church in Canada
Anglican Church of Canada - Relations - United Church of Canada
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Anglitrends : a profile and prognosis : a study carried out for the Anglican Diocese of Toronto

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/catalog6702
Author
Bibby, Reginald W. (Reginald Wayne), 1943-
Publication Date
1986
Material Type
Book
Location
General Synod Archives
Call Number
BX 5614 B52 1986
Author
Bibby, Reginald W. (Reginald Wayne), 1943-
Edition
[Complete Report]
Place
Toronto ON
Publisher
Anglican Diocese of Toronto
Publication Date
1986
Physical_Description
x, 117 [+20] p. ; 28 x 21.5 cm.
Material Type
Book
Notes
"[B]y Dr. Reginald W. Bibby, Department of Sociology, The University of Lethbridge".
"April 1986".
"I believe that, for the first time in the Canadian Church, a sociological study has been made of a Diocese, namely the Diocese of Toronto. 'Anglitrends' has been prepared by an 'outside' sociologist, so that it represents an objective point of view. However, it's real value doesn't lie in endless statistics, but in the indication it gives of trends and direction of thinking which are taking place in our Diocese. As you read the report you will find a picture which will enable us to understand clearly what is happening to a part of the Church in the late 20th Century". -- [Prefatory letter].
Includes bibliographical references.
"Research involving organizations, including characteristics such as membership and effectiveness, is often 'dangerous'. Properly conducted, it unveils the positive but also the negative, the undesirable along with the desirable. For many organizations, the easy way out is not to look at all. Significantly, churches in Canada have hardly been known for systematic, organizational 'soul searching', especially by an outsider. I therefore commend the Toronto Anglican Diocese for looking to the tools of modern social science as a means of better understanding its people, in order that it might more effectively minister. Perhaps the major contribution the Diocese will make to the rest of Canada is in providing the most vivid portrait to date of the nature of contemporary religion in this country. Southern Ontario Anglicans offer not only a portrait but a mirror. They differ not in kind, but because of this study, in their transparency. Ironically, there will be critics who will seize on the Church's self-disclosure not to reconstruct but to destroy. The situation is not unlike you or me unveiling personal thoughts and emotions, only to have our vulnerability exploited. But that's the chance the Diocese has been willing to take. Sociologist Peter Berger has written that 'Christian commitment involves commitment to clear perception'. The pursuit of clear perception has its price, but it is not as high as the price paid for not having the courage to look at all." -- p. ix.
Contents: [Prefatory letter] dated Toronto, 11 April 1986 / Lewis Garnsworthy, Archbishop of Toronto -- Acknowledgements -- Table of Contents -- Summary of Tables -- Preface / Ivan R. Dyer, Coordinator of Evangelism, Anglitrends Diocese Liaison -- On the Dangers of Self-Analysis: A Sociologist's Note dated Lethbridge, Alberta, March 1986 -- Some Comments About the Survey -- Part One: A Profile of Toronto Diocesan Anglicans -- Introduction -- Their Characteristics -- Their Values -- Their Perception of Problems and Power -- Their View of Other Canadians -- Their Attitudes on Select Social Issues -- Their Source of Gratification -- Their Personal Concerns -- Part Two: Toronto Diocesan Anglicans and Their Church -- Church Involvement -- Beliefs and Practices -- Images of the Church and the Tradition -- The Anticipated Role of the Church -- The Church and Rites of Passage -- The Changing Church -- Patterns of Participation -- Conclusion -- Study Questions -- References -- Appendix A: Methodology -- Appendix B: The Questionnaire
The report appears in two forms: the "Complete Report" with all the background information, graphs and details and a "Concise Report" with the main findings and some of the implications for the life and work of the Church. OTCH also has both: the Complete Report and the Precise Report. -- Information from introductory letter, dated 10 April 1986, laid in with Complete Report.
Plastic coil binding.
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Toronto
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Toronto - Surveys
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Toronto - Statistics
Anglican Church of Canada - Surveys
Anglican Church of Canada - Statistics
Christianity - Canada - Surveys
Religious research
Anglicans - Canada - Attitudes
Call Number
BX 5614 B52 1986
Location
General Synod Archives
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Anglitrends : a profile and prognosis : a study carried out for the Anglican Diocese of Toronto

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/catalog293
Author
Bibby, Reginald W. (Reginald Wayne), 1943-
Publication Date
1986
Material Type
Book
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
Call Number
BX 5614 B53 1986
Author
Bibby, Reginald W. (Reginald Wayne), 1943-
Edition
[Concise Report]
Place
Toronto ON
Publisher
Anglican Diocese of Toronto
Publication Date
1986
Physical_Description
iii, 25 p. ; 28 x 21.5 cm.
Material Type
Book
Notes
Cover title.
"[B]y Dr. Reginald W. Bibby, Department of Sociology, The University of Lethbridge".
"April 1986".
"I believe that, for the first time in the Canadian Church, a sociological study has been made of a Diocese, namely the Diocese of Toronto. 'Anglitrends' has been prepared by an 'outside' sociologist, so that it represents an objective point of view. However, it's real value doesn't lie in endless statistics, but in the indication it gives of trends and direction of thinking which are taking place in our Diocese. As you read the report you will find a picture which will enable us to understand clearly what is happening to a part of the Church in the late 20th Century". -- [Prefatory letter].
Includes bibliographical references.
"Research involving organizations, including characteristics such as membership and effectiveness, is often 'dangerous'. Properly conducted, it unveils the positive but also the negative, the undesirable along with the desirable. For many organizations, the easy way out is not to look at all. Significantly, churches in Canada have hardly been known for systematic, organizational 'soul searching', especially by an outsider. I therefore commend the Toronto Anglican Diocese for looking to the tools of modern social science as a means of better understanding its people, in order that it might more effectively minister. Perhaps the major contribution the Diocese will make to the rest of Canada is in providing the most vivid portrait to date of the nature of contemporary religion in this country. Southern Ontario Anglicans offer not only a portrait but a mirror. They differ not in kind, but because of this study, in their transparency." -- On the Dangers of Self-Analysis: A Sociologist's Note.
Contents: [Prefatory letter] dated Toronto, 11 April 1986 / Lewis Garnsworthy, Archbishop of Toronto -- Acknowledgements -- Preface / Ivan R. Dyer, Coordinator of Evangelism, Anglitrends Diocese Liaison -- On the Dangers of Self-Analysis: A Sociologist's Note dated Lethbridge, Alberta, March 1986 -- Some Comments About the Survey -- Introduction -- Part One: A Profile of Toronto Diocesan Anglicans: Summary and Assessment -- Part Two: Toronto Diocesan Anglicans and Their Church: Summary and Assessment -- Conclusion -- Study Questions.
The report appears in two forms: the "Complete Report" with all the background information, graphs and details and a "Concise Report" with the main findings and some of the implications for the life and work of the Church. OTCH also has both: the Complete Report and the Precise Report. -- Information from introductory letter, dated 10 April 1986, laid in with Complete Report.
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Toronto
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Toronto - Surveys
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Toronto - Statistics
Anglican Church of Canada - Surveys
Anglican Church of Canada - Statistics
Christianity - Canada - Surveys
Religious research
Anglicans - Canada - Attitudes
Call Number
BX 5614 B53 1986
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
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BAS Commission finds usage survey validated in parishes, seeks broader response as recommendations take shape

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Date
1994 March 9
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press release
Date
1994 March 9
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press release
Text
March 9, 1994 -- A new survey in the Diocese of Qu'Appelle has confirmed the results of an earlier, nationwide survey of Book of Common Prayer (BCP) and Book of Alternative Services (BAS) usage, according to the BAS Evaluation Commission.
The Commission, meeting March 5 to 8 [1994], received a report of a survey conducted in Qu'Appelle in which parishioners in each parish were given an opportunity to express their opinions.
More than 1,500 parishioners responded -- more than 10 percent of the number of members on parish rolls in the diocese, and almost half the average weekly attendance at worship. The report indicated widespread use of both the BAS and BCP and, in general, satisfaction with the pattern of worship which involves the two books.
The Rt. Rev. Eric Bays, who chairs the commission, says it has nearly completed its information-gathering. Among other things, the Commission has examined material held in the Archives of General Synod, which included hundreds of letters received following the publication of the BAS; and working groups have spent time preparing a detailed analysis of various parts of the book.
It has received limited response to its publication "Thinking about the Book of Alternative Services," and is urging further study and reflection on the issues raised in this document in hope of receiving further response.
The Commission is moving now from collecting information to formulating its report and recommendations to General Synod.
Also in this meeting, the Commission:
- considered a report from the Native Ministries council in the Diocese of Calgary, which raised questions about the understanding of liturgical services in aboriginal communities. The Commission agreed that aboriginal concerns will be included in their final report and recommendations;
- discussed concerns raised by women;
- considered ecumenical issues;
- discussed the framework of the final report.
The Commission will hold its final meeting in February, 1995.
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For further information, contact: Eric Bays, Bishop of Qu'Appelle, (306) 522-1608
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. Book of Alternative Services
Anglican Church of Canada. Book of Alternative Services Evaluation Commission
Anglican Church of Canada. Book of Common Prayer
Liturgical renewal - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada - Liturgy - Texts - History and criticism
Liturgy - Anglican Church of Canada
Bays, Eric
Anglican Church of Canada - Surveys
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Qu'Appelle
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Canadian Churchman Board of Trustees

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official4229
Date
1974 November 5-8
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1974 November 5-8
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Brown
Seconder
Tett
Prologue
The report was presented by Mr. T.W. Kober with the assistance of Mr. Hugh McCullum.
The major emphasis of the report was the findings of the Elliott Research Corporation who conducted a major readership study of Canadian Churchman, which revealed some astounding and highly positive claims:
1. Canadian Churchman now has 650,000 readers.
2. The average subscriber spends over one hour (63 minutes) with each issue. At a time when the average household in Canada spends six hours a day with the television set, this is truly an astounding performance for any print medium. Apparently the Churchman has the unique ability to involve people in the print medium in our audio-visual age.
3. The editorial content of the Churchman is considered good by two-thirds of the total audience. Negative views to the editorial policy of the publication are tiny by comparison.
4. Also the Churchman's audience is younger than some people may have supposed. 460,000 readers are under 65 years of age.
Text
That this report be received and approved.
After some discussion concerning the Elliott report the Motion was CARRIED.
Subjects
Canadian Churchman
Religious newspapers and periodicals - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada - Surveys
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Church must pay: poll

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article27604
Author
Blair, Kathy
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2000 June
Author
Blair, Kathy
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2000 June
Volume
126
Issue
6
Page
2
Notes
Four of five Canadians polled by the Angus Reid Group say they do not want churches forced into bankruptcy in order to settle residential school lawsuits.
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada - Finance
Anglican Church of Canada - Trials, litigation, etc.
Anglican Church of Canada - Residential schools
Anglican Church of Canada - Surveys
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Church Union Survey

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official3024
Date
1976 May 5-7
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1976 May 5-7
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Brown
Seconder
Sperry
Prologue
The Rev. W. Lowe spoke to the report prepared by the Rev. O. Endicott. He said that the tear-off sections of the 1975 survey have not all been read, but the Committee feels that some very valuable "soft data" could be obtained from them.
It was agreed that as the survey has been taken the information gathered therefrom should be made available to those interested.
Text
That the dioceses be informed of what is available and let them make the decision of whether or not they wish to buy into the program, that the slips are available, and that alternate funding sources be investigated if there is sufficient interest. CARRIED
Notes
It was suggested that if it is requested the Survey tear-off slips could be returned to the respective dioceses.
Moved by Hyslop
Seconded by Asbil
That this report be received. CARRIED
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada - Surveys
Christian union - Anglican Church of Canada
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[Church Union Survey]

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official3058
Date
1975 November 4-7
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1975 November 4-7
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Graham
Seconder
McPherrin
Text
That since the Church Union Survey Report contains much valuable factual information about members of our Church, as well as a variety of their opinions, it should be reviewed with the objective of assessing its factual content as they may relate to future patterns of programming and planning;
Therefore, be it resolved that this National Executive Council request the Long Range Planning Committee and the Program Committee, along with the original Survey Committee to arrange a consultation of one or two representatives each with a view to utilizing the data of the report in the most effective way, and
Be it further resolved that this National Executive Council request the Anglican Book Centre and the Canadian Churchman to arrange a consultation as to effective means of publicizing and distributing the report. CARRIED
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada - Surveys
Church Union Survey Report
Church Union Survey Report - Publication and distribution
Anglican Church of Canada - Statistics
Plan of Union
Anglican Church of Canada - Relations - United Church of Canada
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