That this General Synod refer the Acts of the 32nd Session of the General Synod to the Prolocutor, Deputy Prolocutor and staff Officers (General Secretary, Treasurer and Executive Director of Program) for appropriate action. CARRIED BY APPLAUSE Act 161
The session concluded at 10:50 a.m. with the Celebration of the Eucharist at which Archbishop Hambidge delivered the homily.
Archbishop Hambidge declared the 32nd Session of the General Synod prorogued.
The General Secretary reported on correspondence received:
2. A letter from the Anglican Youth Ministry Committee expressing support for the "Living Waters" Native Youth Ministry Working Group proposal for 3 Native Youth observers to attend the 1989 General Synod.
That this request be referred to the Organization Committee for action and report to the National Executive Council in March 1989. CARRIED #03-11-89
The Thirty-Second Session of the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada convened in the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, St. John's, Newfoundland, at 10:00 a.m. Before the service began, the Synod was informed that, because of illness, the Primate, the Most Reverend Michael G. Peers, would be absent from the beginning of the Synod. Accordingly, the Archbishop, senior by appointment, the Most Reverend Douglas W. Hambidge, Archbishop of New Westminster and Metropolitan of British Columbia, acted as President of the Synod. He reported that there was a quorum present (bishops, clergy and laity) and that the General Synod could proceed. He then declared the Thirty-Second Session of the General Synod to be constituted.
The Holy Eucharist was concelebrated by the Most Reverend Douglas Hambidge, Archbishop of New Westminster and Metropolitan of British Columbia, the Most Reverend Walter Jones, Archbishop and Metropolitan of Rupert's Land, the Most Reverend John Bothwell, Archbishop of Niagara and Metropolitan of Ontario, and the Most Reverend Reginald Hollis, Archbishop of Montreal and Metropolitan of Canada. Dr. Douglas Fox, Dean of Queen's College, St. John's, Newfoundland, delivered the homily.