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Amendments to Canon XXIII (Anglican Military Ordinariate)

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Date
2016 July 7-12
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 28
Date
2016 July 7-12
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 28
Mover
Canon David Jones
Seconder
The Ven. Dr. Harry Huskins
Text
That this General Synod:
1. amend or add the following definitions to the Glossary section of the Handbook:
- Anglican Military Ordinariate The Anglican Military Ordinariate is composed of all of the Anglican clergy and lay service personnel in the Canadian Armed Forces and their families.
- b) Bishop Ordinary to the Canadian Armed Forces A bishop elected with the concurrence of the Primate and the Metropolitan who has episcopal jurisdiction over the chaplains of The Anglican Church of Canada serving with the Canadian Armed Forces.
- c) Chancellor of the Anglican Military Ordinariate A judge or barrister who is appointed to advise the Bishop Ordinary to the Canadian Armed forces.
2. amend all of the references in the Handbook to “Canadian Forces” to “Canadian Armed Forces”.
3. amend section 5 b) of Canon III (The Primate) to read as follows:
- Subject to the provision of financial requirements, the Primate and the four Provincial Metropolitans may concur in the election by the Anglican Military Ordinariate of the Bishop Ordinary who shall have episcopal jurisdiction over the members of the Anglican Military Ordinariate in accordance with any applicable Canon.
4. amend section 1 a) of Canon XVII (The Licensing of Clergy) to read as follows:
- "chaplain" means full and part-time priests commissioned as officers in the Canadian Armed Forces, and mandated by the Chaplain General.
5. amend explanatory Note 1 at the end of Canon XXIII to read:
- ... if the Bishop Ordinary-elect is a serving member of the Regular Force or Primary Reserve, that person must forthwith submit a formal request for release from the Canadian Armed Forces, may be consecrated as bishop upon proof of acceptance of that request, but may not commence his or her duties as Bishop Ordinary until the effective date of release from the Canadian Armed Forces.
CARRIED WITH NO DEBATE Act 28
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution. Canon XXIII
Anglican Miltary Ordinariate in Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Bishop Ordinary to the Canadian Armed Forces
Anglican Church of Canada. Bishop Ordinary to the Armed Forces
Anglican Church of Canada. Bishop Ordinary to the Canadian Forces
Chaplains, Military - Anglican Church of Canada
Canada - Armed Forces - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Canon XXII - Abandonment of Ministry (See Message U-5, p. 30.)

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official9931
Date
1959 September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
[Act 74]
Resolution
Date
1959 September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
[Act 74]
Resolution
Mover
Chancellor Soward
Seconder
Deputy Prolocutor
Prologue
The Lower House received and considered Message U-5 as presented earlier in the session and reading as follows:
"That the Upper House concurs in the report of the Committee on Constitution and Canons in respect of Canon XXII 'Abandonment of Ministry,' reading as follows:
CANON XXII
Abandonment of the Ministry
To repeal the present Canon and in its stead to enact the following:
(Changes in black face type) [In electronic database bold indicated by pointed brackets i.e. ]
1. Abandonment of Ministry
If any person admitted before or after the enactment of this Canon to the Ministry of the as a Priest or Deacon shall without availing himself of the provisions of Canon XXIII:
(a) Engage in secular employment in any Diocese under the jurisdiction of the General Synod without the written consent of the Bishop thereof, and cease to exercise the functions of the Ministry under the license of the Bishop of such Dioceses; or,
(b) Abandon the Communion of the Church by an open renunciation of the doctrine, discipline or worship of this Church or by a formal admission into any religious body not in communion with the same, or in any other way;
It shall be the duty of the Executive or Standing Committee of the Diocese in which the Priest or Deacon resides after enquiry to certify the fact to the Bishop of the Diocese and with such certificate to send a statement of the facts, acts or declarations which show such engagement or abandonment; which certificate and statement shall be recorded with the Registrar of the Diocese, and the said Bishop may then suspend the said Priest or Deacon for six months.
2. Notice of Suspension
Notice of such suspension shall be given by the said Bishop to the Priest or Deacon so suspended that unless he shall, within six months, transmit to the Bishop:
- (a) A Statutory Declaration that the facts alleged in such certificate and statement are false; or,
- (b) An undertaking to cease from secular employment; or,
- (c) A retraction of the acts and declarations constituting a renunciation of the doctrine, discipline or worship of this Church or leading to his formal admission into any religious body not in communion with the same, as the case may be;
He will be deposed from of his ministry.
3. Deposition
If such Declaration, undertaking or retraction be not made or given within six months as aforesaid it shall be the duty of the Bishop to depose the said Priest or Deacon from the Ministry and to send a written record of such deposition to the Registrar of the Diocese thereof and notice thereof to all the Diocesan Bishops of Canada.
4.
If the Priest or Deacon shall deny, undertake or retract as aforesaid the Bishop may nevertheless, if he deems proper, make enquiry into the matter upon notice to the Priest or Deacon and if he should be of opinion that the complaint was true and that the circumstances are such that the Priest or Deacon should be deposed it shall be the duty of the Bishop to depose such Priest or Deacon from the and to send a written record of such deposition to the Registrar of the Diocese and notice thereof to all the Diocesan Bishops of Canada.
Text
RESOLVED
That the Lower House concurs in Message U-5 in respect of Canon XXII "Abandonment of the Ministry." (See p. 89.)
Message L-58
Notes
Page 89
Message U-5 - Canons XXII and XXIII, "Abandonment of the Ministry", "Relinquishment of the Ministry"
The Upper House concurs in the report of the Committee on Constitution and Canons in respect of Canon XXII, "Abandonment of the Ministry". (For text of Canon XXII, see. p. 52.)
The Upper House concurs in the following sections of Canon XXIII, as presented by the Committee of Constitution and Canons: 1. Deed of Relinquishment; 2. Deed of Effect, (a), (b), (c), 3., 4., 5.
The Upper House suggests to the Committee on Constitution and Canons the following amendments to Canon XXIII:
- (1) Add the words "if the Bishop concurs in such relinquishment" he shall forthwith, etc.
- (2) Full stop in same paragraph after the word "Canada". New sentence begins with word "On".
- (3) Schedule: Instead of the words "of said office", change to read: "of my office". Change: "and of my ministry in said Church" to read: "and the exercise of my ministry", etc.
The Upper House further suggests to the Committee on Constitution and Canons the addition of the words "Exercise of the" in the title, "Relinquishment of the Ministry".
Message L-58
(a) The Lower House concurs in Message U-5 in respect of Canon XXII. "Abandonment of the Ministry".
(b) The Lower House concurs in Message U-5 in respect of the amendments proposed by the Upper House within Canon XXIII, "Relinquishment of the Ministry", and these are incorporated in the Canon, as revised.
(c) The Lower House concurs in Message U-5 of the Upper House respecting the title of Canon XXIII. (For text of Canon XXIII, in amended form, see p. 54.)
(See pp. 30, 52, 54.)
[Act 74 of 1959 General Synod. See page 87.]
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution. Canon XXII
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution. Canon XXIII
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy - Resignation
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy - Secular employment
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy - Licensing
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy - Discipline
Church discipline - Anglican Church of Canada
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Canon XXIII -'Relinquishment of the Ministry' (See U-5, p.30.)

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official9932
Date
1959 September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
[[Act 75]
Resolution
Date
1959 September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
[[Act 75]
Resolution
Mover
Chancellor R.H. Soward
Seconder
Deputy Prolocutor
Prologue
The Lower House then received that portion of Message U-5 dealing with Canon XXIII 'Relinquishment of the Ministry', reading as follows:
"The Upper House concurs in the following sections of Canon XXIII as presented by the Committee on Constitution and Canons 'Deed of Relinquishment' 2 (a) (b) (c) 3, 4, 5. The Upper House suggests to the Committee on Constitution and Canons the following amendments to Canon XXIII:
"First paragraph under (2):
- (1) Add the words 'If the Bishop concurs in such relinquishment' he shall forthwith ... etc.
- (2) Full stop in same paragraph after the word 'Canada'. New sentence begins with the word 'On'.
- (3) Schedule -- Instead of the words 'of said office', change to read 'of my office'.
Change 'and of my ministry in said Church' to read 'and the exercise of my ministry'.
The Upper House further suggests to the Committee on the Constitution and Canons the addition of the words 'Exercise of the' in the title 'Relinquishment of the Ministry'.
Text
RESOLVED
That the Lower House concurs in Message U-5 in respect of the amendments proposed by the Upper House, both in title and content, and that these be incorporated in the Canon as revised, to read as follows:
CANON XXIII
Relinquishment of the Exercise of the Ministry
To repeal the present Canon and in its stead to enact the following: (changes in black face type) [In electronic database black face type indicated by pointed brackets i.e. ]
1. Deed of Relinquishment
Any person admitted before or after the enactment of this Canon to the Ministry of the as a Priest or Deacon may, after having resigned any and every preferment held by him, and there being no charges pending against him in any Bishop's Court or Court of Discipline, execute a deed of relinquishment in the form in the schedule hereto and deliver the same to the Bishop of the Diocese in which he last held any preferment.
2. Effect of Deed
shall forthwith deliver the deed so received to the Registrar of the Diocese and shall give notice thereof to all the Diocesan Bishops of Canada. On the expiration of six months thereafter, if the said deed be not recalled and if no charge be lodged in any such Court, the following consequences shall ensue with respect to the person executing the deed:
- (a) He shall be incapable of officiating or acting in any manner as a Minister of said and of taking or holding any preferment therein and shall cease to enjoy all rights, privileges and advantages attached to the office of such Ministry.
- (b) Every license, office or place held by him for which it is an indispensable qualification that he should be such a Minister shall be ipso facto determined and avoided.
- (c) He shall be, by virtue of this Canon, discharged and freed from all ecclesiastical jurisdiction, penalties, censures and proceedings to which, if this Canon were not in force, he would or might have been subject, liable or amenable in consequence of his having been so admitted, and of any act or thing done or omitted by him after such admission.
3.
A copy of the deed of relinquishment and a certificate of its registration by the Registrar of the Diocese shall be evidence of its record for all ecclesiastical purposes.
4.
5.
SCHEDULE
"Know All Men by These Presents that I, A.B. of X.Y., having been admitted to the office of Priest (or Deacon) in the , and having resigned (here insert the description of the preferment if any) do hereby in pursuance of the Canon XXIII of the General Synod declare that I relinquish all rights, privileges and advantages of office, and
As witness my hand this..........day of...........A.D. 19....
Witness:..................
(See p. 89.)
Message L-58
Notes
age 89
Message U-5 - Canons XXII and XXIII, "Abandonment of the Ministry", "Relinquishment of the Ministry"
The Upper House concurs in the report of the Committee on Constitution and Canons in respect of Canon XXII, "Abandonment of the Ministry". (For text of Canon XXII, see. p. 52.)
The Upper House concurs in the following sections of Canon XXIII, as presented by the Committee of Constitution and Canons: 1. Deed of Relinquishment; 2. Deed of Effect, (a), (b), (c), 3., 4., 5.
The Upper House suggests to the Committee on Constitution and Canons the following amendments to Canon XXIII:
- (1) Add the words "if the Bishop concurs in such relinquishment" he shall forthwith, etc.
- (2) Full stop in same paragraph after the word "Canada". New sentence begins with word "On".
- (3) Schedule: Instead of the words "of said office", change to read: "of my office". Change: "and of my ministry in said Church" to read: "and the exercise of my ministry", etc.
The Upper House further suggests to the Committee on Constitution and Canons the addition of the words "Exercise of the" in the title, "Relinquishment of the Ministry".
Message L-58
(a) The Lower House concurs in Message U-5 in respect of Canon XXII. "Abandonment of the Ministry".
(b) The Lower House concurs in Message U-5 in respect of the amendments proposed by the Upper House within Canon XXIII, "Relinquishment of the Ministry", and these are incorporated in the Canon, as revised.
(c) The Lower House concurs in Message U-5 of the Upper House respecting the title of Canon XXIII. (For text of Canon XXIII, in amended form, see p. 54.)
(See pp. 30, 52, 54.)
[Act 75 of 1959 General Synod. See page 87.]
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution. Canon XXIII
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy - Discipline
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy - Licensing
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy - Resignation
Church discipline - Anglican Church of Canada
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Canon XXIII - Relinquishment of the Ministry (see U5, p.30)

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Date
1959 September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1959 September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Chancellor R.H. Soward
Seconder
Deputy Prolocutor
Text
That the Lower House concurs in Message U5 in respect of the amendments proposed by the Upper House, both in title and content, and that these be incorporated in the Canon as revised, to read as follows:
CANON XXIII - RELINQUISHMENT OF THE EXERCISE OF THE MINISTRY
To repeal the present Canon and in its stead to enact the following:
1. Deed of Relinquishment
Any person admitted before or after the enactment of this Canon to the Ministry of the Anglican Church of Canada as a Priest or Deacon may, after having resigned any and every preferment held by him, and there being no charges pending against him in any Bishop's Court or Court of Discipline, execute a deed of relinquishment in the form in the schedule hereto and deliver the same to the Bishop of the Diocese in which he last held any preferment.
2. Effect of Deed
If the Bishop concurs in such relinquishment, he shall forthwith deliver the deed so received to the Registrar of the Diocese and shall give notice thereof to all the Diocesan Bishops of Canada. On the expiration of six months thereafter, if the said deed be not recalled and if no charge be lodged in any such Court, the following consequences shall ensue with respect to the person executing the deed:
(a) He shall be incapable of officiating or acting in any manner as a Minister of said Church and of taking or holding any preferment therein and shall cease to enjoy all rights, privileges and advantages attached to the office of such Ministry.
(b) Every license, office or place held by him for which it is an indispensable qualification that he should be such a Minister shall be ipso facto determined and avoided.
(c) He shall be, by virtue of this Canon, discharged and freed from all ecclesiastical jurisdiction, penalties, censures and proceedings to which, if this Canon were not in force, he would or might have been subject, liable or amenable in consequence of his having been so admitted, and of any act or thing done or omitted by him after such admission.
3. A copy of the deed of relinquishment and a certificate of its registration by the Registrar of the Diocese shall be evidence of its record for all ecclesiastical purposes.
4. The Bishop shall send or cause to be sent notice of such relinquishment to all the Diocesan Bishops of Canada.
5. The Bishop or his successor in the See may for reasons which he may deem sufficient, terminate such relinquishment and reinstate such priest (or deacon) in the exercise of his ministry and give notice thereof to the Registrar of the Diocese and to all Diocesan Bishops of the Church in Canada. (New.)
SCHEDULE
Know All Men by These Presents that I, A.B. of X.Y., having been admitted to the office of Priest (or Deacon) in the Anglican Church of Canada, and having resigned (here insert the description of the preferment if any) do hereby in pursuance of the Canon XXIII of the General Synod declare that I relinquish all rights, privileges and advantages of my office, and the exercise of my ministry in said church.
As witness my hand this..........day of...........A.D. 19....
Witness:..................
(See p.89.) RESOLVED Message L-58.
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution. Canon XXIII
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy - Discipline
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy - Licensing
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy - Resignation
Church discipline - Anglican Church of Canada
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Canon XXIII The Bishop Ordinary to the Canadian Forces

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Date
2013 July 3-7
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 17
Date
2013 July 3-7
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 17
Mover
Chancellor David P. Jones
Seconder
The Ven. Dr. Harry Huskins
Text
That this General Synod enact Canon XXIII and consequential amendments to the Constitution, Canon III, and the Handbook as follows: CANON XXIII THE BISHOP ORDINARY TO THE CANADIAN FORCES The purpose of this Canon is to make provision for the election of the Bishop Ordinary to the Canadian Forces. 1. The Bishop Ordinary The Bishop Ordinary has an episcopal relationship with all ordained and lay members of the Anglican Military Ordinariate. The Bishop Ordinary is a member of the House of Bishops and General Synod. 2. Eligibility for being elected as the Bishop Ordinary A person is eligible for election as the Bishop Ordinary if that person (a) is of the full age of thirty years and less than seventy years of age; (b) is a priest or bishop in Holy Orders of The Anglican Church of Canada, or of a church in full communion therewith; (c) is faithful in the doctrines and discipline of The Anglican Church of Canada as determined and defined by the official formularies of that church; (d) is known and recognized as being a person of integrity and moral stature; (e) has those qualities and abilities of leadership, experience and learning that will enable that person to fulfil the duties of a chief pastor in the Church of God; and (f) acknowledges that the Bishop Ordinary must achieve and maintain the citizenship, language, security clearance and other requirements of the Canadian Forces which affect the work of the Bishop Ordinary (see the Explanatory Notes below). 3. The Search Committee When a vacancy occurs (or is about to occur) in the office of Bishop Ordinary, and the Primate is satisfied that there is adequate financial provision for the office to be filled, the Bishop’s Council of the Anglican Military Ordinariate will create a Search Committee (see section 8 below) to: (a) determine any specific qualities or additional qualifications that might be required or desirable with respect to the person elected to fill the vacancy; (b) identify potential candidates and determine whether they are willing to stand for election; (c) prepare for the Electoral College a short list of electoral candidates; (d) assemble for the Electoral College relevant background material, references, and other information concerning the electoral candidates on the short list; and (e) generally do all things necessary to organize the election process. 4. The Electoral College The Electoral College (see section 9 below) will elect a person from the list of electoral candidates submitted by the Search Committee, and will send the name of the Bishop Ordinaryelect to the Primate for concurrence by the Primate and the four Provincial Metropolitans. 5. Concurrence, Consecration and Installation Following concurrence by the Primate and the four Provincial Metropolitans, the Primate will consecrate the Bishop Ordinary-elect (if not already a bishop) and install the Bishop Ordinary in office. 6. Retirement of the Bishop Ordinary The Bishop Ordinary must retire on reaching the age of 70. 7. Vacancy in the Office of the Bishop Ordinary If the Bishop Ordinary dies, resigns, retires, or for any other reason the office of the Bishop Ordinary is vacant, or the Primate determines that the Bishop Ordinary is unable to act because of absence, illness or any other reason, the Primate in consultation with the four Provincial Metropolitans and the Bishop’s Council may designate a bishop in The Anglican Church of Canada willing to undertake the task as the Acting Bishop Ordinary. 8. The Search Committee The Anglican Military Ordinariate shall enact an Ordinariate canon with respect to the composition and work of the Search Committee. The Ordinariate canon about the Search Committee: (a) must provide for at least two lay members of the Search Committee; (b) may provide that some or all of the work of the Search Committee may be done by electronic means; and (c) shall not come into force or be amended without prior written approval by the Primate. 9. The Electoral College The Anglican Military Ordinariate shall enact an Ordinariate canon with respect to the composition and procedures to be used by the Electoral College. The Ordinariate canon about the Electoral College: (a) must provide for the Electoral College to include a house of laity as well as a house of clergy, and that the election of a Bishop Ordinary must be concurred in by a majority of each of these two houses; (b) may provide that some or all of the proceedings of the Electoral College (including voting) may be done by electronic means; and (c) shall not come into effect or be amended without prior written approval by the Primate. CARRIED Act 17
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution. Canon XXIII
Anglican Church of Canada. Bishop Ordinary to the Armed Forces
Anglican Church of Canada. Bishop Ordinary to the Canadian Forces
Canada - Armed Forces - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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GOVERNANCE WORKING GROUP #027-05-13-03 : The Bishop Ordinary to the Canadian Forces : Enactment of Canon XXIII – The Bishop Ordinary to the Canadian Forces

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official10418
Date
2013 March 14-17
Source
Council of General Synod Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 24-03-13
Date
2013 March 14-17
Source
Council of General Synod Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 24-03-13
Mover
Chancellor David Jones
Seconder
Ms. Ann Bourke
Prologue
Chancellor Jones advised that, previously, the Bishop Ordinary was also a diocesan bishop. However, as the office has become stand-alone, provision is required for the election and possible consecration of future Bishops Ordinary. Following discussions with Bishop Coffin (the current Bishop Ordinary), the Chapter and members of the Anglican Military Ordinariate, and the Primate, the GWG is proposing the adoption of Canon XXIII.
Text
That this Council of General Synod recommend the adoption of Canon XXIII to General Synod 2013.
Be it resolved that this General Synod enact Canon XXIII and consequential amendments to the Constitution, Canon III, and the Handbook as follows:
CANON XXIII
THE BISHOP ORDINARY TO THE CANADIAN FORCES
The purpose of this Canon is to make provision for the election of the Bishop Ordinary to the Canadian Forces.
1. The Bishop Ordinary
The Bishop Ordinary has an episcopal relationship with all ordained and lay members of the Anglican Military Ordinariate.
The Bishop Ordinary is a member of the House of Bishops and General Synod.
2. Eligibility for being elected as the Bishop Ordinary
A person is eligible for election as the Bishop Ordinary if that person:
- (a) is of the full age of thirty years and less than seventy years of age;
- (b) is a priest or bishop in Holy Orders of The Anglican Church of Canada, or of a church in full communion therewith;
- (c) is faithful in the doctrines and discipline of The Anglican Church of Canada as determined and defined by the official formularies of that church;
- (d) is known and recognized as being a person of integrity and moral stature;
- (e) has those qualities and abilities of leadership, experience and learning that will enable that person to fulfill the duties of a chief pastor in the Church of God; and
- (f) acknowledges that the Bishop Ordinary must achieve and maintain the citizenship, language, security clearance and other requirements of the Canadian Forces which affect the work of the Bishop Ordinary.
3. The Search Committee
When a vacancy occurs (or is about to occur) in the office of Bishop Ordinary, and the Primate is satisfied that there is adequate financial provision for the office to be filled, the Bishop’s Council of the Anglican Military Ordinariate will create a Search Committee (see section 8 below) to:
- (a) determine any specific qualities or additional qualifications that might be required or desirable with respect to the person elected to fill the vacancy;
- (b) identify potential candidates and determine whether they are willing to stand for election;
- (c) prepare for the Electoral College a short list of electoral candidates;
- (d) assemble for the Electoral College relevant background material, references, and other information concerning the electoral candidates on the short list; and
(e) generally do all things necessary to organize the election process.
4. The Electoral College
The Electoral College (see section 9 below) will elect a person from the list of electoral candidates submitted by the Search Committee, and will send the name of the Bishop Ordinary-elect to the Primate for concurrence by the Primate and the four Provincial Metropolitans.
5. Concurrence, Consecration and Installation
Following concurrence by the Primate and the four Provincial Metropolitans, the Primate will consecrate the Bishop Ordinary-elect (if not already a bishop) and install the Bishop Ordinary in office.
6. Retirement of the Bishop Ordinary
The Bishop Ordinary must retire on reaching the age of 70.
7. Vacancy in the Office of the Bishop Ordinary
If the Bishop Ordinary dies, resigns, retires, or for any other reason the office of the Bishop Ordinary is vacant, or the Primate determines that the Bishop Ordinary is unable to act because of absence, illness or any other reason, the Primate in consultation with the four Provincial Metropolitans and the Bishop’s Council may designate a bishop in The Anglican Church of Canada willing to undertake the task as the Acting Bishop Ordinary.
8. The Search Committee
The Anglican Military Ordinariate shall enact an Ordinariate canon with respect to the composition and work of the Search Committee.
The Ordinariate canon about the Search Committee:
- (a) must provide for at least two lay members of the Search Committee;
- (b) may provide that some or all of the work of the Search Committee may be done by electronic means; and
- (c) shall not come into force or be amended without prior written approval by the Primate.
9. The Electoral College
The Anglican Military Ordinariate shall enact an Ordinariate canon with respect to the composition and procedures to be used by the Electoral College.
The Ordinariate canon about the Electoral College:
- (a) must provide for the Electoral College to include a house of laity as well as a house of clergy, and that the election of a Bishop Ordinary must be concurred in by a majority of each of these two houses;
- (b) may provide that some or all of the proceedings of the Electoral College (including voting) may be done by electronic means; and
- (c) shall not come into effect or be amended without prior written approval by the Primate.
ADOPTED #24-03-13
Notes
Consequential Amendments to the Constitution, Canon III and the Handbook
The following amendments are included in the above resolution:
- Sections 33 a) vii) and 33 e) iv) are amended to change the words “Anglican Ordinariate” to “Anglican Military Ordinariate”.
- Section 33 f) iii) is amended to change the words “section 33 a) viii)” to “section 33 a) vii)”.
- Canon III is amended to change “Chapter” to “Bishop’s Council”.
- The definition of “Bishop Ordinary” in the Glossary of Terms Used in the Handbook is amended by deleting the words “appointed by the Primate”.
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution. Canon XXIII
Anglican Church of Canada. Bishop Ordinary to the Armed Forces
Anglican Church of Canada. Bishop Ordinary to the Canadian Forces
Anglican Miltary Ordinariate in Canada
Anglican Church of Canada - Bishops - Appointment, call and election
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(xxx) Special Ministries and Clergy on Leave

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official8589
Date
1967 August 15-18
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1967 August 15-18
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Bishop of Huron
Seconder
Bishop of Niagara
Prologue
On Friday morning, August 18th, it was agreed that the document with revisions to be made in it by the Committee should be further considered by the House of Bishops during the course of the meetings of the Upper House, as guidelines on which the members of the House of Bishops may operate.
On Monday, Aurgust 28th, the Upper House of General synod resolved to meet as a House of Bishops to consider the revised form of the document. After consideration
Text
"That we approve the document 'Guidelines on Leave of Absence for the Clergy' for a year's experimental use and that the committee submitting the document be asked to continue their study and bring in a further report on the 'Guidelines' to the House next year."
Notes
The document is printed as Appendix B to these Minutes.
APPENDIX B
GUIDELINES ON LEAVE OF ABSENCE FOR THE CLERGY
(Accepted by the Canadian House of Bishops at Cornwall, with revisions approved at Ottawa, August 1967, and commended to the Bishops as guidelines for immediate use.)
(I) In the following guidelines, we are attempting to meet the current situation in the ministry with some flexibility, and yet, at the same time, to maintain the discipline and integrity of the priesthood. The ordinal makes it clear that the Church's definition of the priesthood is a lifetime and full-time commitment to the work of the Church. Perhaps the current situation will call for some modification in the role of the priest, but we suggest that such changes should be undertaken on a national basis after approval from the Canadian House of Bishops.
(II) Yet in the present period of ferment, unsettlement and honest doubt, we seek to give to the priest who applies for leave of absence to engage in secular work the opportunity of a period for testing and experimentation and, in some cases, for an ultimate return to the full-time ministry.
(III) During this period away from his full-time ministry, we would expect him to find a place in the local church and congregation where he resides and to report to the local Bishop. Perhaps some priestly work might be assigned to him by the local Bishop after consultation with his Diocesan. We, therefore, suggest that:
- (a) A Diocesan be enabled to grant such a priest a year's leave of absence with the possibility of the addition of a second year.
- (b) During the one or two years of absence from his regular duties, the priest will, at least yearly, report personally to his Diocesan; or, if distance precludes the possibility of such a personal report, the priest will report fully to his Bishop by letter.
- (c) Towards the close of the two-year period on leave, the priest will seek an interview with his Diocesan and discuss with him his plans for the future. The Bishop will then place before the priest three possibilities for the future, and will advise him as to which plan the priest ought to follow. The three are as follows:
-- (1) A return to the full-time exercise of his priesthood in one of the Church's regular areas of service,
-- OR
-- (2) The continuation of his secular work, in which case the priest will be given by his Bishop a document (see appendix A) to the effect that he is a priest of the Anglican Church of Canada without the right to exercise his ministry in a parish or Church unless he has first received permission from the local Bishop and from the local Incumbent. In the performance of secular duties, it is inappropriate for the priest to wear clerical garb or to use clerical titles. A suggested Rule of Life (se appendix B to these Guidelines) for a priest receiving the Document of Separation will be placed before the priest by the Diocesan, and it is anticipated that the priest will accept it (or a revised rule mutually agreeable to the Diocesan and the priest) so that his priesthood may be maintained even on a minimum basis during his period of separation.
-- This Document of Separation may be presented to the Bishop of the diocese in which the priest is living, and the Bishops may arrange for him and authorize certain definite priestly duties.
-- If a priest continues in secular work and receives the Document of Separation, he will then be transferred by the Letters Dimissory from the Diocesan clergy list to the special list maintained by the Secretary of the Canadian House of Bishops.
-- (3) Where a priest does not desire in any way to manifest his ministry, or where there has been a long and unreported period of separation from his Bishop (either diocesan or local) or where the priest so requests, the Bishop may arrange for the relinquishment of the exercise of his ministry through the operation of Canon XXIII of General Synod with the release of the priest from his vows for full-time service in the priesthood.
- (d) Where the Civil Law of any province requires such action, it shall be the responsibility of the Diocesan giving the Document of Separation to a priest to notify the provincial authorities that the priest now lacks the necessary canonical standing for the Solemnization of Holy Matrimony.
DEFINITION OF NOTES:
1. A Worker-Priest -- a priest sent by his Bishop on a special priestly commission which may include secular appointment and responsibilities to be carried along with his priestly duties.
2. Ministries already established as equivalent to the parish ministry for the exercise of the priesthood, and for license by the Bishop or extended leave of absence; Missionary Service; teaching in Theological colleges or in Church affiliated Arts Colleges with Chapel duties; Chaplaincies to the Forces or in Hospitals and Prisons, or in Institutions of Christian Social Service; Service for the General or Diocesan Synods or for the Bible Society.
3. Release of a priest from his Ordination Vows: Reference is made to Canon XXII (abandonment of the ministry or the Communion of the Church) page 139, General Synod Handbook (4th edition 1960) and to Canon XXIII (Relinquishment of the Exercise of the Ministry) page 140, same edition. Canon XXII applies to those who engage in secular employment "without the written consent of the Bishop and cease to exercise the functions of the Ministry". Provision is made in this Canon for the suspension and ultimately for the deposition of the priest. Canon XXIII applies to a priest who resigns his preferment "here being no charges pending against him". It frees the priest "from all ecclesiastical jurisdiction" and lifts from his shoulders his priestly vows and discipline.
- In the operation of both Canons XXII and XXIII, the Bishop or his successor may terminate such deposition or relinquishment and restore or reinstate the priest to the exercise of his ministry, giving notice of such action to the Registrar and all diocesan Bishops.
- It is understood that when a clergyman is granted leave of absence to engage in secular work, any diocesan position or dignity which he may hold is automatically relinquished. This would include such titles as Dean, Archdeacon, Canon or Rural Dean.
APPENDIX A -- A suggested form for the Document of Separation mentioned in III c (2).
- ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA
- This certifies that .... JOHN JAMES BLANK .... is a priest of the Anglican Church of Canada, at present engaged in secular work, and that he has no canonical connection with any diocese.
-- Signed ....
-- Bishop of ....
- (a) This document should be presented to the Bishop of the Diocese in which the priest is residing.
- (b) This document may be cancelled by the Bishop who issues it.
APPENDIX B -- A suggested Rule of Life for a priest in secular work. Such a Rule would, if possible, include:
- (a) The exercising of a limited but regular ministry of the Word and the Sacraments.
- (b) Maintenance of his devotional life by Bible study and other spiritual exercises.
- (c) Participation of himself and his family in the life of a local parish.
- (d) Since priests in secular occupations regard this as an extension of their priesthood, they should bear witness to their faith by word and example.
Subjects
Guidelines on Leave of Absence for the Clergy
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy - Licensing
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy - Secular employment
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy - Relinquishment
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy - Resignation
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy - Deposition
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution. Canon XXII
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution. Canon XXIII
House of Bishops' List
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