Bishop Phillips complimented the Agenda Committee on their work with the facilitators in designing the process for the sessions about the blessing of the unions of same sex couples, and the actions of the Diocese of New Westminster.
That the House express its deep and heartfelt thanks to the Agenda for their work. #HB-02-10-12
Appreciation was expressed to Bishop and Mrs. Conlin, the Synod Office staff, and all those in the Diocese of Brandon who worked to make this such a pleasant and happy meeting.
The performance of the play "Mass Appeal" was enjoyed and appreciated and special thanks were extended to Dean Goater and the Reverend G.S. Kilgore.
The special effort put forth by the staff of the Royal Oak Inn was recognized. Appreciation was expressed to Mrs. Patricia Curtis who led the morning meditations and to Mrs. Judy Lackey and Mrs. Joan Bothwell for their special presentations.
The wives expressed deep appreciation to all who worked to make the events arranged for them so enjoyable, and to the women of the Diocese of Brandon who made the cushions for the Bishops and their wives.
That we express our sincere appreciation to all who worked to make this meeting of the House successful, pleasant and productive. CARRIED #17-6-86
On behalf of the House, the Primate expressed deep appreciation to Archbishop Garnsworthy for this thoughtful meditative reflections delivered each morning during the course of the meeting.
That the House of Bishops of the Anglican Church of Canada meeting at Mount St. Vincent in Halifax, convey to the Sisters of Charity, Halifax, their greetings, assuring them of our prayers in their work on behalf of the Gospel and thanking them for the warmth of their welcome at the Mother House in Halifax. CARRIED
That we express to the Acting Primate our appreciation of his general and efficient chairmanship; to the Bishop of Niagara, our thanks for his careful concern in making arrangements for our meetings in Niagara Falls; to the General Secretary, our thanks for his services; to the Rev. Canon J.T. Hesketh, of Christ Church, Niagara Falls, our appreciation for his help, and also to the Secretaries of the House of Bishops, our thanks. CARRIED
A motion to adjourn was accepted and the Chairman closed with the blessing.
The Archbishop of Algoma thanked the Primate for arranging the Quiet Day. Father Palmer's addresses were deeply appreciated and we have been greatly favoured by the kindness of the Bishop and the Diocese of Niagara. The House wholeheartedly supported the Archbishop's words.
"That the grateful thanks of the House of Bishops be extended to Father Palmer for his conducting of the Quiet Day at Ancaster and that the Secretary arrange for a suitable honorarium to be forwarded to him. Furthermore, that if possible a copy of his notes be circulated to each member of the House." CARRIED
Canon George Arnold, Bishop Suffragan-Elect of the Diocese of Nova Scotia was introduced to the House by the Bishop of Nova Scotia. Canon Arnold is to be consecrated on September 21st.
The Right Reverend Carman J. Queen, Suffragan Bishop of Huron with the title of Bishop of St. Clair, was introduced by the Bishop of Huron. Bishop Queen was consecrated on January 25th, 1967.
The Secretary drew attention to the retirement of several bishops -- the Right Reverend G.R. Calvert of Calgary, the Right Reverend W.A. Townshend, Suffragan Bishop of Huron and the Right Reverend H.H. Marsh, Bishop of Yukon.
"That the Secretary be asked to send letters to Right Reverend G.R. Calvert, Right Reverend W.A. Townshend and Right Reverend H.H. Marsh, conveying our appreciation of their fellowship in this House and of the services they have rendered to the Church."