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Amendments to Canons

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Date
1973 May
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 103
Date
1973 May
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 103
Mover
Chancellor R.H. Soward
Seconder
Mr. G.C. Hodge
Text
THAT Canon XVIII - Transfer of Clergy
Section 3, sub-section (1), 3rd line be amended by deleting the word `so' and adding after the words 'House of Bishops', the words 'as Bishop Ordinary to the Forces';
also, by deleting, in the 3rd line, the words 'but at the wish of the chaplain and/or the diocese concerned he may retain his membership in the Synod of the diocese from whence he came;
Section 3, sub-section (2), be amended by changing the words 'Such Bishop' to read, 'The Bishop Ordinary to the Forces.'
CARRIED IN BOTH ORDERS Act 103
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution. Canon XVII
Anglican Church of Canada. Bishop Ordinary to the Armed Forces
Anglican Church of Canada. Bishop Ordinary to the Canadian Forces
Anglican Church of Canada - Bishops
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Amendments to Canon XVII

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Date
1989 June 15-23
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 122
Date
1989 June 15-23
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 122
Mover
Mr. Justice R.C. Stevenson
Seconder
Canon H.R.S. Ryan
Text
That First Reading be given to the Resolution:
That Canon XVII - Episcopal Jurisdiction Respecting the Clergy - be repealed and replaced with the following:
CANON XVII - THE STRUCTURE OF EPISCOPAL JURISDICTION RESPECTING THE CLERGY AND LICENSING BY BISHOPS
Definition
1. In this Canon the term "licence shall mean:
a) a written grant of authority from the bishop of a diocese to a priest or deacon of the diocese permitting the priest or deacon to exercise ordained ministry in the diocese, and
b) a written grant of authority from the Bishop Ordinary to a priest or deacon who is a chaplain holding a commission requiring full-time service in the Canadian Forces permitting the priest or deacon to exercise ordained ministry as a chaplain in the Canadian Forces.
Episcopal Jurisdiction
2. Subject to the provisions of this Canon, every priest and deacon of The Anglican Church of Canada shall be subject to the jurisdiction of a diocesan bishop.
3. Each co-adjutor, suffragan, assistant or retired bishop shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the bishop of the diocese in which that bishop resides.
4. Members of the clergy employed at the national office shall be subject to the episcopal jurisdiction of the Primate without prejudice to their synodical status in the diocese from which they are on leave.
5. Bishops, priests or deacons serving outside Canada, under the auspices of The Anglican Church of Canada, shall be subject to the episcopal authority of the diocese in which they serve.
6. A chaplain holding a commission requiring full-time service in the Canadian Forces shall be subject to the episcopal jurisdiction of the Bishop Ordinary to the Canadian Forces.
The Register
7. Each diocesan bishop shall keep a register of the bishops, priests and deacons ordained within or for the diocese and those received from other jurisdictions. Such register shall include the following information for each individual:
a) dates and places of ordination as a deacon, priest or bishop and in each case the name of the ordaining bishop or bishops;
b) a record of ecclesiastical appointments;
c) the date of entering the diocese;
d) a notation of any change of canonical status; and
e) a report of any transfer to another ecclesiastical jurisdiction.
8. Names of bishops, priests and deacons who have relinquished or abandoned the exercise of their ministry shall be recorded on a list maintained by the Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada.
Licencing
9. Subject to section 14, no bishop, priest or deacon shall exercise an ordained ministry without a license from the diocesan bishop issued in accordance with the Canons or other regulations of the province and diocese.
10. A licence may be subject to conditions as to:
a) the parish or other territory in which the ministry may be carried out;
b) its term;
c) the time after which the ministry performed pursuant to it shall be assessed or reviewed;
d) the persons under whose supervision the ministry performed pursuant to it is to be carried out; and
e) any other matter which the bishop may deem appropriate or which the diocesan or provincial canons may require.
11. A licence shall remain in effect during the time that a priest or deacon is on leave from the diocese unless expressly revoked or unless its term expires during the term of the leave.
Licensing by Bishop Ordinary
12. The Bishop Ordinary, on receipt of Letters Testimonial with respect to a bishop, priest or deacon who is a chaplain in the Canadian Forces may issue a license to that bishop, priest or deacon upon the bishop, priest or deacon taking such oaths and subscriptions as the Bishop Ordinary may require, and in accordance with any other procedures the Bishop Ordinary may require.
13. A license issued to a bishop, priest or deacon by the Bishop Ordinary shall permit the bishop, priest, or deacon to exercise ordained ministry to members of the Canadian Forces and their families.
Informal Permission
14. A diocesan bishop may give an informal permission to a bishop, priest or deacon not licenced by the diocesan bishop to exercise an ordained ministry within the diocese.
Inhibition of the Unlicenced
15. When a diocesan bishop has reasonable grounds to believe that a bishop, priest or deacon who does not hold a licence or informal permission from the diocesan bishop is officiating or is about to officiate in the diocese contrary to section 9, the diocesan bishop may, by notice in writing such bishop, priest or deacon, inhibit such person from officiating in the diocese.
16. A bishop who issues a notice pursuant to section 15, shall advise all other members of the clergy in the diocese and instruct them not to allow the inhibited bishop, priest or deacon to officiate.
Revocation of Licence
17. A licence may be revoked by the bishop having jurisdiction, for cause, after due inquiry.
Leave of Absence
18. Bishops, priests, and deacons who are engaged in specialized ministries outside the diocese where they are registered, shall be considered to be on leave of absence from that diocese, and subject to the general supervision of the bishop of the diocese in which the specialized ministry is exercised.
Transfers of Episcopal Jurisdiction
19. When a priest or deacon in good standing requests a transfer to another diocese:
a) the bishop of the diocese which the priest or deacon wishes to leave shall forward Letters Bene Decessit to the bishop of the new diocese; and
b) the priest or deacon shall be subject to the episcopal jurisdiction of the aforementioned bishop until the Letters Bene Decessit are accepted and acknowledged by the bishop of the diocese to which the priest or deacon requests to be transferred.
20. When a bishop, priest or deacon undertakes service outside of Canada under the auspices of The Anglican Church of Canada, the Primate and the appropriate diocesan bishop shall give to any such bishop, priest, or deacon letters of commendation or Letters Bene Decessit, as appropriate.
CANON XVII - SCHEDULE A - Letters Testimonial With Respect to A Chaplain in the Canadian Forces
TO: ..., The Bishop Ordinary
I hereby certify that the Reverend..., having with my consent accepted a commission as a chaplain in the Canadian Forces, is a priest in good standing on leave from the Diocese of.. .
I hereby transfer the Reverend. ... to your episcopal jurisdiction.
Signed... Bishop of ...
CANON XVII - SCHEDULE B - Letters Bene Decessit
I hereby certify that ..., who has signified to me a desire to be transferred to the episcopal jurisdiction of the Bishop of the Diocese of ..., is a bishop/priest/deacon in good standing of the Diocese of... .
Witness my Hand and Seal this... day of.. 19.. .
Signed... Bishop of...
CANON XVII - SCHEDULE C - Form of Acceptance of Episcopal Jurisdiction
The Letters Bene Decessit from the Bishop of ... with respect to the transfer to this diocese of.. have been presented to me, and have been accepted.
Witness my Hand and Seal ... day of .. , 19.. .
Signed ... Bishop of...
CARRIED ON FIRST READING Act 122
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution. Canon XVII
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy - Licensing
Anglican Church of Canada - Bishops
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy - Discipline
Church discipline - Anglican Church of Canada
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Amendment to Canon XVII - The Licensing of Clergy - First Reading

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Date
2004 May 28 - June 4
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 70
Date
2004 May 28 - June 4
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 70
Mover
Chancellor Ronald Stevenson
Seconder
Rev. Dr. Richard Leggett
Text
That first reading be given to the Resolution that Canon XVII - The Licensing of Clergy - be amended as follows:
1. by re-lettering sections 11 b) to 11 h) to be sections 11 d) to 11 j);
2. by adding two new sections as follows:
11 b) although it is not possible to set out all the circumstances in which the bishop might make such a decision, they include financial difficulties in a parish, decline in parish membership, redeployment of human resources, and the licensee's inability to carry out his or her ministry.
11 c) Where the bishop is aware of circumstances that may establish that a licensee has committed and ecclesiastical offense under Canon XVIII, the bishop may not revoke a license instead of making, or referring to the court having jurisdiction, a determination of whether an ecclesiastical offense has ben committed.
3. by amending section 11 i), as re-lettered, to read as follows;
11 i) The arbitration board shall provide an opportunity to the licensee and the bishop to make submissions in writing and orally and to respond to the submissions of the other party. It shall determine the length of notice or the amount of pay and benefits in lieu of notice to be given to the licensee including, where appropriate, financial and vocational counselling, and shall take into account prevailing practices in the secular community. The decision of the arbitration board shall be in writing and is final and binding on the licensee and the bishop. CARRIED IN ALL ORDERS Act 70
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution. Canon XVII
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy - Licensing
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Author
Perry, Alan T. (Alan Thomas), 1962-
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
1999 January
Author
Perry, Alan T. (Alan Thomas), 1962-
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
1999 January
Volume
125
Issue
1
Page
5
Notes
Letter to the editor from one of the priests who saw the motion about Canon XVII through the Diocese of Montreal synod.
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy - Licensing
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy - Discipline
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution. Canon XVII
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Montreal
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Canons on Discipline (Canons XVII, XVIII, XIX, XX, XXII)

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Date
1981 November 2-6
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 6-11-81
Date
1981 November 2-6
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 6-11-81
Prologue
Bishop Nock introduced the subject, and invited the General Secretary to lead the discussion. Archdeacon Hilchey noted that the suggested proposal would reduce the five Canons to four, and the sequence would be changed so as to provide a progress from the usual procedure of Episcopal Licensing of clergy through procedures to deal with relinquishment and abandonment of ordained ministry, to the practice of ecclesiastical discipline, and finally to the Supreme Court of Appeal.
Resolution 6-11-81 (see p.9)
Moved by Bishop Short, seconded by Bishop Hatfield,
"That the proposal of the four Canons proceeding through the natural progression of Licensing, Relinquishment or Abandonment of the Ministry, Discipline, Supreme Court of Appeal, be approved."
It was agreed that a glossary of terminology should be prepared by a Committee for the Handbook.
Canon XVII - The General Secretary asked the House to consider the nature of licensing and suggested that this should be national in character in order to establish uniformity throughout the Church in Canada.
It was agreed that it would be useful for the national Canon to include a general pattern of licensing for the Canadian Church, and that Dioceses and Provinces would discuss these Canons and send suggestions to the Task Force.
Canon XVIII - The suggested Canon XVIII combines the two Canons referring to Relinquishment and Abandonment. Changes were noted during discussion.
Canon XIX - This Canon requires that each Diocese and Province must have an Ecclesiastical Court.
After discussion it was agreed that the Canon on Discipline should come before the Canon on Relinquishment and Abandonment. The House was questioned concerning the motion that had previously been Carried, and it was agreed that it should be changed in the light of the most recent discussion.
The Motion will now read: (see also p.8)
Text
That the proposal of the four Canons proceeding through the natural progress of Licensing, Discipline, Relinquishment or Abandonment of the Ministry, Supreme Court of Appeal, be approved. CARRIED #6-11-81
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution. Canon XVII
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution. Canon XVIII
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution. Canon XIX
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution. Canon XX
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution. Canon XXII
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy - Licensing
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy - Discipline
Anglican Church of Canada. Supreme Court of Appeal
Ecclesiastical courts - Anglican Church of Canada
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Canons on Discipline - Canon XVII - Episcopal Jurisdiction Respecting the Clergy

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Date
1982 February 8-12
Source
House of Bishops Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1982 February 8-12
Source
House of Bishops Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Archbishop Crabb
Seconder
Archbishop Hambidge
Text
In response to the letter from the General Secretary, this House approves the proposal that would make provision for the transfer of clergy employed at the National Office to the ecclesiastical jurisdiction of the Primate. CARRIED 10-2-82
Notes
It was agreed that the Committee on Organization be asked to study the many factors involved, recognizing that there must be a clear line of accountability. It was agreed, also, that the Organization Committee be asked to study the matter of transference of Diocesan titles.
Concern was raised regarding the House of Bishops' List. The Primate reported that the Rev. R. Johns is working on this and that he is to report to the Organization Committee and the House of Bishops.
The General Secretary noted that retired Bishops are, by Canon, now accountable to the Bishop in whose Diocese they reside.
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution. Canon XVII
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy - Licensing
House of Bishops' List
Retired bishops - Anglican Church of Canada
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Canon XVII - Licensing of Clergy

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Date
2001 July 4-11
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 65
Date
2001 July 4-11
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 65
Mover
Rev. Dr. Timothy Appleton
Seconder
Rev. Canon Dr. Susan Moxley
Text
That this General Synod direct the Council of the General Synod to start a process to review Canon XVII and propose revisions to General Synod in 2004 with a view to:
a) specifying parameters for use of the power to revoke a license or allow it to lapse
b) adding a process of appeal and other provisions of natural justice
c) defining guidelines for fair severance. CARRIED Act 65
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution. Canon XVII
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy - Licensing
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy - Discipline
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Canon XVII - Licensing - Second Reading

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Date
1998 March 6-8
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 06-03-98
Date
1998 March 6-8
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 06-03-98
Mover
Hon. R. Stevenson
Seconder
Captain B. Park
Prologue
Archdeacon Boyles reviewed the process leading up to Second Reading of a resolution regarding this Canon at General Synod 1998. The Hon. Ron Stevenson reviewed the content of the document and responded to members' questions.
Text
That the Council of General Synod commend the revised draft Canon XVII for submission to the General Synod in May 1998 for second reading, and propose that the two Parts be voted on separately at General Synod. CARRIED #06-03-98
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution. Canon XVII
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy - Licensing
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Canon XVII - The Licensing of Clergy - Second Reading

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Date
1998 May 21-29
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 20
Date
1998 May 21-29
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 20
Mover
Rev. T. Costerton [sic This should be CHESTERTON. Correction made after watching video clip (gsv 371)]
Seconder
Rev. F. Lawton
Prologue
The following revisions in Part II were noted:
1. In 16(b), the word "meet" was changed to "confer", "meeting" to "conference".
2. In 16(c), the word "meeting" was changed to "conferring".
3. In 16(d), the word "meet" was changed to "confer".
4. In schedules A, B and C the numbers "199" were deleted.
Note: The new section numbers in Part II re 1-3 above are: 1. 11(b); 2. and 3. 11(d).
(See page 41)
Amendment
Moved by: Bishop C. Williams
Seconded by: Rev. T. Martin
That the words "or the appointment offered in section e)" be added to section 16 f), after the wording "and benefits offered" on the second line. DEFEATED
Moved by: Archdeacon S. Parker
Seconded by: Mrs A. Newell
That section 17 be amended to read:
When a license is revoked under section 16, the bishop shall endeavour to assist the licensee to obtain employment. CARRIED
Note: The new section number in Part II is 12.
(See page 42)
Moved by: Archdeacon P. Barnett
Seconded by: Dean R. Osborne
That a new section 17 be added to the proposed Canon, as follows, and that section 17 be renumbered as section 18:
17. Notwithstanding the provisions of Article 16, a diocese may, by canon, determine the appropriate length of notice, or the amount of pay and benefits in lieu of notice, to be given to a person whose license is revoked under the terms of this Article. A diocese may incorporate the provisions of the canon in a licence or letter of appointment. Where such a canon is in force in a diocese, the provisions of Article 16 of this Canon respecting notice or amount of pay and benefits in lieu of notice, do not apply. DEFEATED
Moved by: Rev. J. Howison
Seconded by: Rev. D. Ball
That section 17, as amended, be deleted in its entirety. DEFEATED
Text
That in article 16 d) the word "both" be substituted for "the bishop" in the last line. CARRIED
Part II of the Canon, as amended, was then put and carried and the original motion was declared - CARRIED. Act 20
Notes
The amended Canon reads as follows [and the headings have been re-numbered to reflect the above amendments.]
CANON XVII
THE LICENSING OF CLERGY
PART I - THE ISSUE OF LICENCES; REGISTERS, INHIBITIONS AND TRANSFERS
1. Definitions
In this Canon
a) "chaplain" means a bishop, priest or deacon holding a commission requiring full-time service in the Canadian Forces.
b) "temporary permission" means written or oral authority to exercise ordained ministry within a diocese for a limited time, granted by a diocesan bishop to a bishop, priest or deacon who is not licensed by that diocesan bishop.
c) "licence" means written authority from the bishop of a diocese to a bishop, priest or deacon of the diocese to exercise ordained ministry in the diocese, or written authority from the Bishop Ordinary to a chaplain permitting the chaplain to exercise ordained ministry as a chaplain, but does not include "temporary permission".
d) "receiving bishop" means the bishop of a diocese to which a bishop, priest or deacon licensed in another diocese wishes to be transferred.
e) "transferring bishop" means the bishop of a diocese from which a bishop, priest or deacon licensed in that diocese wishes to be transferred.
2. Structure of Episcopal Jurisdiction
a) Subject to paragraphs (c), (d) and (e), every co-adjutor, suffragan, assistant and retired bishop and every priest and deacon in the Anglican Church of Canada is subject to the jurisdiction of a diocesan bishop.
b) Bishops, priests and deacons who are engaged in specialized ministries in Canada outside the diocese where they are registered, except chaplains, are subject to the general supervision of the bishop of the diocese in which the specialized ministry is exercised.
c) Members of the clergy employed in Canada by the General Synod are subject to the episcopal jurisdiction of the Primate without prejudice to their status in the dioceses from which they are on leave.
d) Bishops, priests and deacons serving outside Canada, under the auspices of the Anglican Church of Canada, are, without prejudice to their status in the dioceses from which they are on leave, subject to the episcopal authority of the diocese in which they serve unless otherwise provided by the canons in that diocese or the terms of the licences granted to them.
e) Chaplains are deemed to be on leave of absence from the dioceses from which they transferred to the chaplaincy and are subject to the episcopal jurisdiction of the Bishop Ordinary to the Canadian Forces during their terms of service as chaplains.
3. The Registers
Each diocesan bishop shall keep a register of the bishops, priests and deacons ordained within or for the diocese and those received from other jurisdictions. The Bishop Ordinary to the Canadian Forces shall keep a register of chaplains. Such registers shall include the following information for each individual:
a) dates and places of ordination as deacon, priest or bishop and in each case the name of the ordaining bishop or bishops;
b) the date of entering the diocese or the chaplaincy;
c) a record of appointments held and of licences issued;
d) a record of any leaves of absence granted;
e) a record of any transfer to another ecclesiastical jurisdiction;
f) a notation of any relinquishment or abandonment of ministry pursuant to Canon XIX.
4. The Primate's List
a) The Primate shall maintain a list of bishops, priests and deacons who have relinquished or abandoned the exercise of their ministry or against whom a sentence of deposition has been imposed.
b) Every diocesan bishop shall forward to the Primate all information required for the maintenance of such list.
5. Licensing
a) No bishop, priest or deacon shall exercise an ordained ministry within a diocese without a licence or temporary permission from the diocesan bishop.
b) A licence shall specify:
i. the position to which the licensee has been appointed;
ii. the parish or territory or community in which the ministry is to be exercised;
iii. the person or persons, if any, under whose supervision the licensed ministry is to be exercised;
iv. the party responsible for payment of any stipend or other compensation payable to the licensee in respect of the licensed ministry, and
v. any other matter or limitation which the diocesan or provincial canons require,
and may specify:
vi. a term, at the end of which the licence shall expire;
vii. the time after which the licensed ministry may be reviewed or assessed, and
viii. any other matter the diocesan bishop deems appropriate.
c) Unless otherwise provided by diocesan canon or the terms of a licence, a licence shall remain in force according to its terms notwithstanding the resignation, death or removal of the bishop who granted it, and shall be deemed to be a licence granted by the succeeding diocesan bishop until that bishop amends or revokes it, or issues a new licence.
6. Licensing by the Bishop Ordinary
a) The Bishop Ordinary, on receipt of Letters Testimonial with respect to a chaplain, may issue a licence to that chaplain upon the chaplain taking such oaths and subscriptions as the Bishop Ordinary may require, and in accordance with any other procedures the Bishop Ordinary may require.
b) A licence issued to a chaplain by the Bishop Ordinary shall permit the chaplain to exercise ordained ministry to members of the Canadian Forces and their families.
7. Inhibition of the Unlicensed
a) When a diocesan bishop has reasonable grounds to believe that a bishop, priest or deacon who does not hold a licence or temporary permission from the diocesan bishop is officiating or is about to officiate in the diocesan bishop's diocese, the diocesan bishop may, by notice in writing to such bishop, priest or deacon, inhibit such person from officiating in the diocese.
b) A diocesan bishop who issues a notice pursuant to section 7. a) shall cause the notice to be recorded in the Register and may advise such other persons as the bishop considers appropriate that such notice has been issued.
8. Transfers
a) When a bishop, priest or deacon in good standing, including a bishop, priest or deacon on leave of absence as a chaplain, is to be transferred from the jurisdiction of one bishop to the jurisdiction of another bishop:
i. the transferring bishop shall forward Letters Bene Decessit to the receiving bishop, and
ii. episcopal jurisdiction over the bishop, priest or deacon intended to be transferred shall not be effective until the Letters Bene Decessit are accepted and acknowledged by the receiving bishop.
b) When a bishop, priest or deacon in good standing undertakes service outside of Canada under the auspices of the Anglican Church of Canada, the Primate and the appropriate diocesan bishop may give to any such bishop, priest or deacon Letters Bene Decessit or such other form of commendation, as is appropriate and as may be required by the authority in the place where the bishop, priest or deacon is to serve.
9. Forms
The forms of Letters Testimonial, Letters Bene Decessit, and Acceptance of Episcopal Jurisdiction set out in the Schedules are prescribed for use.
PART II - REVOCATION
10. Deemed Revocation or Suspension
a) When a penalty of deprivation of ministry or deposition from ministry is imposed against a licensee following a conviction for an ecclesiastical offence under Canon XVIII, the licence of that person is deemed to be revoked.
b) When a penalty of suspension from the exercise of ministry is imposed against a licensee following a conviction for an ecclesiastical offence under Canon XVIII, the licence of that person is deemed to be suspended for the duration of the penalty of suspension.
11. Revocation with Notice
a) The bishop having jurisdiction may, in accordance with this section, revoke a licence in any circumstances other than those mentioned in section 10.
b) Before revoking a licence under this section, the bishop shall confer with the licensee:
i. to review the reasons for the proposed revocation, and
ii) to consider possible alternatives to revocation, or
iii) to agree on terms, including the length of reasonable notice or the amount of pay and benefits in lieu of notice, upon which the licence may be revoked.
c) Where, as a result of the conference between the bishop and the licensee, terms of revocation are agreed to, paragraphs (d) to (h) of this section do not apply.
d) If the bishop, after conferring with the licensee, intends to proceed with the proposed revocation, the bishop shall appoint a Commission of one or more persons to consider the circumstances surrounding the proposed revocation and to advise the bishop. Within 30 days of its appointment the Commission shall confer with the bishop and the licensee and provide both with its advice.
e) If the bishop is not in a position to provide the licensee with another appointment, the bishop shall offer the licensee reasonable notice of the revocation or reasonable pay and benefits in lieu of notice.
f) If the licensee is not satisfied with the length of notice or the amount of pay and benefits offered by the bishop, the licensee may notify the bishop in writing of his or her desire to submit the matter to arbitration and the notice shall contain the name of the licensee's appointee to the arbitration board. The bishop shall, within seven days, appoint a person to the arbitration board and inform the licensee of that arbitrator's name. The two arbitrators so selected shall, within seven days after the bishop's appointee has been named, appoint a third person who shall be the chair of the arbitration board. If the bishop fails to appoint an arbitrator, or if the two arbitrators fail to agree upon a chair, the appointment shall be made by the Metropolitan of the ecclesiastical province, or, if the bishop is the Metropolitan, by the diocesan bishop in the province senior by consecration.
g) The arbitration board shall provide an opportunity to the licensee and the bishop to make submissions in writing and orally and to respond to the submissions of the other party. It shall determine the length of notice or the amount of pay and benefits to be given to the licensee. The decision of the arbitration board is final and is binding on the licensee and the bishop.
h) The arbitration board has no authority to review or to change the bishop's decision to revoke the licence.
12. Further Appointments
When a licence is revoked under section 11, the bishop shall endeavour to assist the licensee to obtain employment.
SCHEDULE A
Letters Bene Decessit
I hereby certify that __________, who has signified to me a desire to be transferred to the episcopal jurisdiction of the Bishop of the Diocese of ___________ is a Bishop/Priest/Deacon in good standing in the Diocese of __________.
Witness my Hand and Seal this _____ (date) day of _____ (month), _____(year)
Signed: __________ Bishop of __________
SCHEDULE B
Letters Testimonial with respect to a Chaplain in the Canadian Forces
To: __________, the Bishop Ordinary
I hereby certify that the Reverend __________, having with my consent accepted a commission as a chaplain in the Canadian Forces, is a priest in good standing on leave from the Diocese of __________.
I transfer the Reverend __________ to your episcopal jurisdiction during his/her term of service as chaplain.
Witness my Hand and Seal this _____ (date) day of ______, (month) _____ (year)
SCHEDULE C
Forms of Acceptance of Episcopal Jurisdiction
The Letters Bene Decessit from the Bishop of __________ with respect to the transfer to this diocese of __________ have been presented to me, and have been accepted.
Witness my Hand and Seal this _____ (date) day of _____, (month) _____ (year)
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution. Canon XVII
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy - Discipline
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy - Licensing
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Canon XVII – The Licensing of Clergy – Second Reading

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Date
2007 June 19-25
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 15
Date
2007 June 19-25
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 15
Mover
Chancellor Ronald Stevenson
Seconder
Rev. Canon Joyce Sanchez
Text
That second reading be given to the Resolution that Canon XVII - The Licensing of Clergy - be amended as follows :
1. by re-lettering sections 11 b) to 11 h) to be sections 11 d) to 11 j);
2. by adding two new sections as follows:
- 11 b) Although it is not possible to set out all the circumstances in which the bishop might make such a decision, they include financial difficulties in a parish, decline in parish membership, redeployment of human resources, and the licensee’s inability to carry out his or her ministry.
- 11 c) Where the bishop is aware of circumstances that may establish that a licensee has committed an ecclesiastical offense under Canon XVIII, the bishop may not revoke a license instead of making, or referring to the court having jurisdiction, a determination of whether an ecclesiastical offense has been committed.
3. by amending section 11 i), as re-lettered, to read as follows:
- 11 i) The arbitration board shall provide an opportunity to the licensee and the bishop to make submissions in writing and orally and to respond to the submissions of the other party. It shall determine the length of notice or the amount of pay and benefits in lieu of notice to be given to the licensee including, where appropriate, financial and vocational counselling, and shall take into account prevailing practices in the secular community. The decision of the arbitration board shall be in writing and is final and binding on the licensee and the bishop.
Motion to Table
Moved by: Archdeacon Bruce Bryant-Scott
Seconded by: Archdeacon Marion Vincett
That consideration of the motion be tabled until clarification is received at a later time in the Synod. DEFEATED
The resolution was then put and - CARRIED IN ALL ORDERS Act 15
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution. Canon XVII
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy - Licensing
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy - Discipline
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