1. Implementation of Section III, Price Waterhouse & Co. Report
(a) Implementation Committee Membership
The General Secretary reported that Chancellor R.H. Soward had been appointed as the layman on the committee appointed by the Council in August.
(b) Report of Committee
Canon L.S. Garnsworthy presented the report of the Committee (copy attached to the official minutes). It was then moved [and seconded].
That the report be received. CARRIED
The recommendations presented were then dealt with as follows:
Moved by Chancellor R.H. Soward, seconded by Dr. E.W. Balcom,
That beginning on January 1, 1968, the recommendation of the Price Waterhouse Report, as in Chart C "Tentative Plan of Church House Operating Division Organization," be put into operation under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Director of Planning, the Director of Parish and Diocesan Services, the Director of National and World Program and the Director of Communications, subject to such modifications as may be necessary in the light of experience. CARRIED
Moved by the Bishop of Brandon, seconded by Lt. Col. D.S. Mitchell,
That the appointments of the Directors in Recommendations (b), (c) and (d) of the Report take effect immediately. CARRIED
That Canon Philip Jefferson be appointed Director of the Division of Parish and Diocesan Services, at a salary of $10,500, to take office immediately (November 16, 1967). CARRIED
That the Rev. Peter Meggs be appointed Director of the Division of Communications, at a salary of $10,000, to take office immediately (November 16, 1967). CARRIED
That Canon Alfred Davis be appointed Director of the Division of National and World Program, at a salary of $10,800, to take office immediately (November 16, 1967). CARRIED
That Mr. John Ligertwood be appointed Director of the Department of Administration and Finance, at a salary of $11,000, effective immediately (November 16, 1967). CARRIED
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
That the Council of General Synod establish a Commission on Governance under Section 41 of the Constitution
That the Commission include the Prolocutor, the Chancellor, the General Secretary, at least one additional member of the Council of General Synod, 2 representatives of ACIP and 4 members at large appointed because of their knowledge and
That the Commission's task be as follows:
- To review the history of General Synod and its evolution
- To consider the current context in which the General Synod operates
- To study the ecclesiological principles which underlie governance in the Anglican tradition
- To seek submissions from dioceses, provinces and other interested parties
- To bring forward proposals for change in governance of General Synod for consideration by the General Synod in 2007
That the Nominating Committee seek nominations and propose membership in the Commission by the end of January 2005, and that the Officers be authorized to confirm the membership of the Commission
Motion to table
Moved by: Dean Peter Wall
Seconded by: Mrs. Betty Livingston
That the motion be tabled until the May 2005 meeting.
The Bishop of Calgary said that he had only recently been appointed Convenor of this Committee which consists of himself, the Suffragan Bishop of Nova Scotia and the Assessors of General Synod. He had been in correspondence with some of the Assessors and had received a lengthy document from Chancellor Ryan on the relation of the House of Bishops to the General Synod if the Upper House was abolished. A copy of this letter was made available to members of the House.
That the progress Report of the Committee on the House of Bishops and Church Structure be received. CARRIED
Further discussion and other resolutions were engaged in when the House met in separate study groups on Saturday morning. (see xxii Group B).
In presenting the report of the Committee on Organization, Chancellor R.H. Soward stated that the committee had not been able to examine the Price-Waterhouse report on "Restructuring the General Synod Committees and the Position of the General Secretary," in detail and introduced two resolutions related to the report for consideration.
(1) "That the Committee on Theological Education should be renamed the Committee on Ministry with its scope open to include all areas that logically fall within the context suggested by that designation."
In the discussion that followed, it was agreed that the proposed name change of the committee required further study.
(2) "That the Committee on Organization welcomes the Price-Waterhouse report as being in harmony with the policy that the Committee on Organization has pursued under the direction of General Synod and we recommend that NEC appoint a committee of five members to meet with three members of the Organization Committee to consider the report of Price-Waterhouse on restructuring the General Synod Committees and Commissions and the position of General Secretary and to report through the Organization Committee to NEC at its February meeting."
It was agreed that the three members would be the Chairman, Chancellor Soward and the General Secretary.
Following further discussion, it was moved [and seconded]
That the National Executive Council approves the recommendation of the Committee on Organization that there be a joint committee of 5 members of the National Executive Council and 3 members of the Organization Committee to study the Price-Waterhouse Report on Restructuring the General Synod Committees and Commissions and the position of General Secretary and to report its finding through the Organization Committee at the February meeting of this National Executive Council; and the National Executive Council requests the Primate to name the 5 members of this executive and the Chairman of the Organization Committee to name the three members of the Organization Committee. CARRIED
Members of the National Executive Council were requested to study the Price-Waterhouse report and forward their comments and observations to the General Secretary.
Judge Hudson requested that if possible the report of the special committee be fowarded to members of National Executive Council and the Committee on Organization prior to the February 1969 meetings.
The appendix to Section C. of the Report was then considered. Regarding subsection A. of Section C ["General Synod vis-a-vis the Provinces and Dioceses"], it was moved by Mr. J.W. Graham, seconded by the Very Rev. W.E. Jackson, and resolved:
That the Primate, in consultation with the Prolocutor, be requested to appoint a commission to study the matters outlines in Part A ["General Synod vis-a-vis the Provinces and Dioceses"] of the Report of the Organization Committee, found on p. 335 of this Journal: such commission to report its findings and recommendations to the next session of this Synod.
Message U-18 -- 'Report of Committee on Organization' -- "That the Upper House votes non--concurrence in Message L 48, Section A of Appendix to Section (C) ["General Synod vis-a-vis the Provinces and Dioceses"], but recommends that this be referred back to the Committee on Organization for further study as there appears to be a conflict with No. (7) 'Fundamental Principles', p. 19 Declaration of Principles.
That the Upper House concurs in Message L 49, (Section B. ["Internal Organization of General Synod"] of appendix to Section (c).
Moved by Chancellor Soward, seconded by the Deputy Prolocutor, and resolved:
That we concur in Message U 18. (See pp. 37, 68, 97.)
Message U-25 - "Concurrences"
That the Upper House concurs in Messages L-61, L-62, L-65, L-66, L-67, L-68 and L-71. L-74, L-69 were received as information. (See pp. 55, 56, 67, 68.)
Messages L-48 and L-49 -- Committee on Organization
That the Primate, in consultation with the Prolocutor, be requested to appoint a Commission to study the matters outlined in Part A ["General Synod vis-a-vis the Provinces and Dioceses"] of the special report of the Committee on Organization, (see p. 335 of the Journal), such Commission to report its findings and recommendations to the next session of this Synod. (See p. 37.)
The Upper House votes non-concurrence in Message L-48, Section A ["General Synod vis-a-vis the Provinces and Dioceses"] of the special report found in Appendix to Section C of the Report of the Committee on Organization, and recommends that this be referred back to the Committee on Organization for further study, as there appears to be a conflict with Number 7 ("Fundamental Principles"). (See Handbook, 1953 edition, page 19). (See p. 56.)
The Lower House concurs in Message U-18 of the Upper House. (See p. 56.)
The Upper House acknowledges Message L-62 of the Lower House. (See p. 68.)
That the Committee on Organization be authorized and instructed to continue its studies of the matters outlined in Part B ["Internal Organization of General Synod"] of the special report of the Committee (see p. 336 of the Journal), and to report thereon from time to time. (See p. 37.)
The Upper House concurs in Message L-49 of the Lower House, (See p. 56.)
Directors of four new divisions of the national office of The Anglican Church of Canada were named today.
The appointments were announced by the church's National Executive Council, meeting in Toronto this week to begin implementation of a new management consultant's report on the restructuring of the church's national office.
Rev. Peter A.H. Meggs, 42, has been appointed Director of the Division of Communications.
Rev. Canon Philip C. Jefferson, 39, has been appointed Director of the Division of Parish and Diocesan Services.
Rev. Canon Alfred H. Davis, 65, has been appointed Director of the Division of National and World Program.
John R. Ligertwood, 40, has been appointed Director of the Department of Administration and Finance.
All four men are now presently employed at the national church office at 600 Jarvis Street, Toronto.
The four divisions replace seven departments that had previously carried on the national work of the church.
The appointments were the second step in the restructuring program. Three weeks ago Rev. William E. Lowe, 40, of Burnaby, B.C., was named Director of Planning for the church.
Mr. Meggs was regional director of broadcasting for the CBC in Ottawa when he resigned in 1961 to study theology at Bishop's University, Lennoxville, Quebec, and at William Temple College in Rugby, England. In 1965 he joined the staff of the church's national office to develop broadcasting activities in cooperation with the United and Roman Catholic Churches in Canada.
Canon Jefferson, a native of Halifax, has supervised curriculum development for the church's Department of Religious Education for the last six years. This department has been incorporated into the new Parish and Diocesan Services Division.
Canon Davis, a native of England, has been general secretary of the church's Department of Missions since 1959. This department, with the Social Service Department, has been incorporated into the National and World Program Division.
Mr. Ligertwood has been general treasurer of the church since his appointment in 1955 following several years with a chartered accountant firm in Winnipeg.
That this Council of General Synod propose the following resolution to General Synod:
That this General Synod request the Council of General Synod to explore the terms of membership of the Council of General synod with a view to establishing a term of 6 (six) years with half the membership being elected every 3 (three years).
That the motion be amended to read:
That this Council of General Synod propose the following resolution to General Synod:
That this General Synod request the Council of General Synod to review the governance of General Synod with a view to enhancing the work and mission of General Synod.
Vote on the amendment CARRIED
Vote on the main motion as amended. CARRIED #12-03-04